Archive for November, 2008

Eat Your Own Ears special

AKA: ' Does… New Labels' – Compilation Launch Party:
Hudson Mohawke, Marc Mac (4 Hero), Lone, 2Tall, Paul, Lone, Kelpe, White vs Bullion, Alex Chase, Bleep DJ Soundsystem

The End & AKA – Friday 12 December
18 West Central Street, London WC1A 1JJ 020 7419 9199
Nearest tubes: Tottenham Court Road / Holborn

The End & AKA – £10
The End & AKA 2200 – 0600

Priority entry with advance tickets available from:
Or call +44 (0)8700 600 100

Eat Your Own Ears is one of the lucky few to host a closing party at legendary club The End, which has been flying the flag for underground dance music in London for 12 years. Bringing in a range of exemplary, cutting-edge acts, EYOE do their utmost to see this London luminary out in high style.

Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon front man Gruff Rhys bestows upon The End a set of upbeat psych.

Early releases exemplified elements of new-wave and acid-house, with ERRORS progressing to a sound that so far has caused the band to be touted as natural successors to the mantle currently held by the likes of Battles, Hot Chip and LCD

Progenitors of fulsome guitars and pummeling drumbeats, veering from psych-rock to shoegaze, legends MOGWAI will select records that reflect the dense sonics of their career.

Hotly tipped Detroit bombast SKURGE comes fresh from the Model 500 project with Jeff Mills to bring us his ferocious beats, which find their home on his hometown’s Underground Resistance label.

DJ, maker of hype drum and bass, tweaked-out music (2006’s Gabbaret Lounge) and machines for improvising tweaked-out music, Tim Exile could turn his hand to any electronic genre, and will surely bring unrivaled expertise to his live set tonight.

Plus DJS from seminal independent label DOMINO RECORDS and leftfield London promoters Eat Your Own Ears


“Bleep Loves… Labels” Launch Party @ AKA

Line Up: Hudson Mohawke / Marc Mac from 4 Hero / DJ 2 Tall / Lone / Kelpe / Paul White vs Bullion / Alex Chase / Bleep DJ Soundsystem PLUS NEWLY ADDED GUEST DJ – PREFUSE

Award winning music download store has put together a free compilation to download on their site. The compilation is a collection of tracks from some of the most under-rated labels currently putting out some of the most forward-thinking music at the moment. To launch the compilation, they have put together a line-up with some of the artists that have contributed tracks to the release.

Headlining the night will be new Warp signing, Hudson Mohawke. This young former Scottish ITF DJ Champion and the youngest ever Technics UK DMC Finalist, has obviously proved that he is quite able on the 1’s and 2’s already. However, what is most exciting is what strange noises and bleeps are coming out of his bedroom to a speaker near you very soon. 8-bit sounds, sub-heavy basslines and crunching drums makes this guy one of the most exciting producers in the UK, if not the world at the moment.

Not just a representation of new blood, Bleep pays homage to the legendary producers in the shape of Marc Mac from 4 Hero. His DJ set will be joining the dots from vintage soul to broken beat and jungle beats. This guy has been killing dancefloors for over a decade and tonight will definitely not be an exception to that rule.

Also being showcased on the night is some of the cream of UK-based beat makers in the shape of DJ 2Tall, former UK DMC DJ Champion (so you know there is going to be no shortage of quality and skill on the turntables this night). With electronic tinged orchestration, DJ 2 Tall has forthcoming material on the Terrorhytmn label (the brainchild of dubstep kingpin – Plastician).

Also on the night will be Nottingham based producer, Lone. One half of the outfit – Kids in Tracksuits, Lone will be punching pads and twiddling knobs to showcase his sun-tinged synths and marked-up for the dancefloor. Also working wonders on the laptop will be the electronic wonder-kid from DC Recordings – Kelpe. Combine this with a showcase of One Handed Music (the label run by Stones Throw’s European Label manager) in the form of Paul White vs. Bullion, and the label boss himself – Alex Chase.

Soundtracking through the night will actually be the Bleep DJ Soundsystem outfit consisting of the staff members and a history of murdering turntables in various former guises and monikers over the years.

Please go to for more information on what other acts are on the compilation, and to gain access to the free download of some of the best music around.

Andrew Bird has added a second date on Friday the 21st of November for all those who missed out on tickets for his SOLD OUT show on the 20th:

Eat Your Own Ears presents
plus special guests

Friday 21st November
Doors 7pm
St Giles Church
60 St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG

Tickets £15.50 available from
0844 477 2000
0870 264 3333

After selling out one night at St Giles, ANDREW BIRD will perform a second night in the intimate surrounds of St Giles church, well in advance of his new album’s release in January.

Delivering mesmerizing live sets of utterly riveting songs that work their magic on their own believable terms, without a hint of cloying nostalgia or riff-fueled seduction, Bird plays strings, glockenspiel, wurlitzer and tape loops…

“Andrew Bird is a true musical one-off. You really ought to see him.”  5/5 The Guardian

 “When musicologists of the future come to study singer-songwriters of the early 21st century, Andrew Bird will stand proudly apart… Just one more sensational record from one of the most important artists working today”
4/5 Independent On Sunday

“An album to take time with, but already sounding marvellous” 4/5 Sunday Times

“WithArmchair Apocrypha, Bird marks out his own airspace with polysyllabic style and musical blue-sky thinking that really takes wing”
4/5 Album of the Week, The Times

“Andrew Bird’s his own man, mind, and this should be the album to make people sit up and notice”
4/5 Independent Information

“Andrew Bird’s blend of loops, samples, violin, guitar, glockenspiel and various likeminded collaborators provide heart-soaring delights aplenty.  Watch him fly!”
4/5 Daily Mirror

“Bird has the rare touch to make his sound as natural as breathing” 4/5 Q
“Armchair Apocrypha find Bird rushing ever upward… A record dotted with peaks” 4/5 Uncut

“Andrew Bird’s songs are shot through with a beauty of terrible consequence… Armchair Apocrypha proves Bird’s knack for the musical hat trick” 4/5 Mojo

“Armchair Apocrypha is smart, twitchy, odd, moving and funny. Nice bits of whistling too.” Word

“Don’t be too surprised if Bird streaks ahead of the alt-pop flock very soon” 4/6 Time Out

“A Unique talent” Music Week

“Just superb” Plan B

“Music needs more eccentric geniuses like this guy” 4/5 Daily Express

“Genius is a word bandied around far too often but in the case of Andrew Bird, you can’t help coming back to it” The Sun
plus special guests