Archive for March, 2007
Eat Your Own Ears presents
KIERAN HEBDEN (AKA FOUR TET) AND STEVE REID 
GREEN GARTSIDE (Scritti Politti) & ALEXIS TAYLOR (Hot Chip) 
DJ JAMES HOLDEN 

Thursday 29 March 
Doors 7.30pm 

KOKO, 1A Camden High Street, Camden, London NW1 0870 432 5527

Tickets £13.50 from  www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com 0870 060 3777 

www.kieranhebdenandstevereid.com 
www.steve-reid.com 
www.hotchip.co.uk
www.myspace.com/scrittipolittiofficial
www.jamesholden.org

Tonight KIERAN HEBDEN (FOUR TET) and veteran jazz drummer STEVE REID promote their 3rd release Tongues on Domino Records.  

Steve Reid is the legendary drummer who in 1964 at 19 years of age played on Martha Reeves & the Vandellas’ ‘Dancing In The Street’, and subsequently went on to play with Miles Davis, Fela Kuti and James Brown (think about that for a moment), not to mention Fats Domino, Sun Ra, Peggy Lee, Chaka Khan, Dexter Gordon, Dionne Warwick and many, many more. Their unique live show blends Kieran's electronic experimentation with Steve Reid's laid back yet complex driving polyrhythms. 

GREEN GARTSIDE (Scritti Politti) & ALEXIS TAYLOR (Hot Chip) 
Whilst discussing the various merits of Jodeci, Biz Markie and Paul McCartney's recorded works, Scritti Politti's Green Gartside and Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor decided they should take their newly-found fondness for song and sound beyond the pub, and into a smaller room where they could write and record together. They have set about doing this, and this will be their debut live outing. They will be competing for the 'highest voice' prize throughout the evening.

DJ JAMES HOLDEN has managed to carve out a niche for himself that is all his own – try and pigeonhole his sound at your peril. The boy wonder with a maths degree from Oxford University honed his production and DJing craft in his student digs, with a £500 computer and some free software, and took the dance music world by storm in 1999 with the powerfully emotive ‘Horizons’ on Silver Planet. Although he has since moved on from the progressive sound that made his name, the haunting melodies of the genre can still be found twisting eerily in and out of the warped soundscapes of his more recent productions.

Like his productions, James Holden’s DJ sets draw in elements of house, electro, breakbeat, techno and genres that probably haven’t even got a name. As far from ‘minimal’ as you could possible get, simply because there is so much to draw you into this weird and wonderful hazy musical world – James Holden is the man to get even the most jaded dance music aficionado excited about music again.

  EAT YOUR OWN EARS, BESTEST AND ADEM PRESENT

HOMEFIRES IV

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,JUNE 2/3

+ UK TOUR DATES

HOMEFIRES – THE ANTIDOTE TO SUMMER FESTIVALS – ENTERS ITS FOURTH YEAR THE FIRST WEEKEND OF JUNE (2/3), WITH AN EVENT THAT IS NO BIGGER BUT HOPEFULLY JUST A LITTLE BETTER THAN PREVIOUSLY, AS WELL AS ITS FIRST EVER REGIONAL DATES ROUND THE UK.

SOMETHING OF A CHERISHED SECRET TO THOSE IN KNOW, HOMEFIRES HAS BEEN SHOWCASING THE BEST OF LEFT-FIELD *QUIET* MUSIC OVER A WEEKEND EACH SUMMER IN THE CONTEMPLATIVE SURROUNDINGS OF CONWAY HALL IN HOLBORN, SINCE JOANNA NEWSOM AND SMOG FIRST GOT IT TOGETHER BACK IN 2004.

HOMEFIRES TRIES TO PUT A BUNCH OF PEOPLE YOU’D LIKE TO SEE ON BILL WITH A LOAD YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF BUT WILL BE GLAD YOU DID.  THIS YEAR WE’VE DECIDED TO STICK OUT NECKS OUR AND JUST GO WITH THE MUSIC WE THINK IS THE VERY BEST WE CAN LAY OUR HANDS ON, WITHOUT RESORTING TO THE ALLURE OF STAR-POWER.

HERE’S WHAT WE CAN ANNOUNCE FOR THE WEEKEND IN LONDON RIGHT NOW:

 

SATURDAY JUNE 2 :                                                         

NINA NASTASIA                                             

ADEM                           

FIONN REGAN                

ST VINCENT                                             

BARBAROSSA                                             

EMMY THE GREAT                                   

STRANDED HORSE                                             

NOT APPLICABLE ARTISTS                           

ANNI ROSSI

MEN AN TOL 

 SUNDAY JUNE 3

BAT FOR LASHES

VERY SPECIAL GUEST 

EMILY HAINES & THE SOFT SKELETON         

RICHARD SWIFT

 DEATH VESSEL

ADJAGAS

BABY DEE

DAVID KARSTEN DANIELS

BASIA BULAT

ONE LITTLE PLANE

I am sorry to announce but THE ALIENS MARCH TOUR – HAS BEEN POSTPONED 

 

The Aliens regret to announce the cancellation of their tour dates due to an unfortunate episode involving lead singer Gordon Anderson and some overly high jinx. On Saturday afternoon Gordon fell and broke his clavicle whilst climbing a tree with band mate John.  As a result the band will be unable to play the following dates:

 

MARCH
14th                 Sheffield Leadmill
15th                 Nottingham Social
18th                 Bristol Fleece
19th                 London ULU
20th                 Leeds Fathersham
21st                  Newcastle Cluny
23rd                 Glasgow Classic Grande
24th                 Belfast Speakeasy
25th                 Dublin Crawdaddy

 

Fans that have bought tickets can use them again when the dates are rescheduled, this is likely to be June 14th at the ULU. Details will be posted here this week when all is 100% confirmed 

 

On a lighter and less painful note, the album 'Astronomy For Dogs' is out on Monday 19th March.  This already acclaimed album is a formidable work of alt-pop genius. Latest single, 'Setting Sun' manages the tricky feat of marrying retro acid-rock stylings to a timeless pop song and then sprinkling this sublime concoction with a healthy dash of sonic spacedust. Put it alongside previous singles 'Happy Song' and 'Alienoid Starmonica' and you can imagine what excitement the album delivers across its eleven tracks.  Just don't get so exited that you run up a tree.  
Eat Your Own Ears presents 
BERUIT
plus special guests

Tuesday 26 June 

KOKO, 1A Camden High Street, Camden, London NW1 0870 432 5527

Tickets £12.50 from: www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com 0871 22 00 260 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London 0207 240 0105l  

www.beirutband.com www.4ad.com/beirut

BEIRUT is the work of the 20 year old Zach Condon. His music is inspired by a love of European folk music, as filtered by a fertile imagination raised in New Mexico and currently resident in Brooklyn. 

Tonight they deliver orchestrated pop for fans of Sufjan Stevens, Calexico, Arcade Fire, the Magnetic Fields, Klezmer, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Boban Markovic Orchestra. There are no guitars; instead, horns, violins, cellos, ukeleles, mandolins, glockenspiel, drums, tambourines, congas, organs, pianos, clarinets and accordians all build and break around Zach Condon's deep voiced crooner vocals, swaying to the Eastern European beats like a drunken 12 piece carnival band. Their live set is a glorious sweep of music, striking in its emotional content and stunning in its scope. 

plus special guests
PANDA BEAR (of Animal Collective) 
plus special guests 

Thursday 8th March 
Doors 7.30pm

93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London EC1 Tel 020 7372 8668 

Tickets £10.50 from: www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com 0870 060 3777 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London Tel: 0207 240 0105l 

www.paw-tracks.com www.myspace.com/animalcollectivetheband

PANDA BEAR core member of the hugely acclaimed Animal Collective, plays a very rare show at 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London EC1 to launch his new Paw Tracks release 'Person Pitch'. Panda Bear mixes triumphant melodies, pitch perfect vocals sung humbly over ambient rhythms and electronics.

Fusing Panda’s dramatic life changes over the past few years (marriage, moving to Lisbon, becoming a father) with his ever-increasing sonic palette (standouts include Caetano Veloso, Berlin Techno, Scott Walker, and Kylie Minogue), Person Pitch is suffused with the kind of feel good modern toe-tapping pop that seems harder and harder to find these days. 
 
Paw Tracks feels that the passing of time will show Panda Bear’s Person Pitch sitting alongside the great solo albums of Paul McCartney, George Michael, and Ghostface Killah.  Luckily we don’t have to wait.

 

plus special guests THE STRANDED HORSE 
Eat Your Own Ears presents
KIERAN HEBDEN (AKA FOUR TET) AND STEVE REID 
GREEN GARTSIDE (Scritti Politti) & ALEXIS TAYLOR (Hot Chip) 
DJ JAMES HOLDEN 

Thursday 29 March 
Doors 7.30pm 

KOKO, 1A Camden High Street, Camden, London NW1 0870 432 5527

Tickets £13.50 from  www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com 0870 060 3777 

www.kieranhebdenandstevereid.com 
www.steve-reid.com 
www.hotchip.co.uk
www.myspace.com/scrittipolittiofficial
www.jamesholden.org

Tonight KIERAN HEBDEN (FOUR TET) and veteran jazz drummer STEVE REID promote their 3rd release Tongues on Domino Records.  

Steve Reid is the legendary drummer who in 1964 at 19 years of age played on Martha Reeves & the Vandellas’ ‘Dancing In The Street’, and subsequently went on to play with Miles Davis, Fela Kuti and James Brown (think about that for a moment), not to mention Fats Domino, Sun Ra, Peggy Lee, Chaka Khan, Dexter Gordon, Dionne Warwick and many, many more. Their unique live show blends Kieran's electronic experimentation with Steve Reid's laid back yet complex driving polyrhythms. 

GREEN GARTSIDE (Scritti Politti) & ALEXIS TAYLOR (Hot Chip) 
Whilst discussing the various merits of Jodeci, Biz Markie and Paul McCartney's recorded works, Scritti Politti's Green Gartside and Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor decided they should take their newly-found fondness for song and sound beyond the pub, and into a smaller room where they could write and record together. They have set about doing this, and this will be their debut live outing. They will be competing for the 'highest voice' prize throughout the evening.

DJ JAMES HOLDEN has managed to carve out a niche for himself that is all his own – try and pigeonhole his sound at your peril. The boy wonder with a maths degree from Oxford University honed his production and DJing craft in his student digs, with a £500 computer and some free software, and took the dance music world by storm in 1999 with the powerfully emotive ‘Horizons’ on Silver Planet. Although he has since moved on from the progressive sound that made his name, the haunting melodies of the genre can still be found twisting eerily in and out of the warped soundscapes of his more recent productions.

Like his productions, James Holden’s DJ sets draw in elements of house, electro, breakbeat, techno and genres that probably haven’t even got a name. As far from ‘minimal’ as you could possible get, simply because there is so much to draw you into this weird and wonderful hazy musical world – James Holden is the man to get even the most jaded dance music aficionado excited about music again.