Archive for December, 2009

FREE Tickets for Esben and the Witch at Hobby Horse on the 4th of February will be available from:

Eat Your Own Ears presents
Plus special guests

Saturday April 10th
Doors 8pm

Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ, London, 020 7422 7505

Tickets £12.50 from:
0870 264 3333
08700 600 100

“Blissful…Nine minutes of skittering hypno-music” – 50 Essential Tracks, Q
“It’s a masterclass in how to to make machine music pulse with subtle twinges of human emotion.” 4* Review Q

“Yet another deceptively simple yet frankly glorious Four Tet production.” 4.5* DJ

“Lush percussive nine-minuter that will sing to all ears” – On Heavy Rotation, Winter’s Essential Tracks in iDJ

“There Is Love In You radiates a mellow subtlety…She Just Likes To Fight a twinkling pastoral while the luscious groove of of Plastic People pushes its most interesting clicks and skitters to the periphery ”Mojo

“joyously emotive stuff….Could that be a Mercury nod in the Post?”4*DJ Mag

“hand-stitched tapestry of astral-jazz harp, dusty acoustics, crackling breakbeats, music-box twinkles and twitchy IDM” Uncut

“perhaps his best yet, sealing his reputation for blending jazz, electronica and classical influences into seamless, shimmering soundscapes with an ever-mutating style. “Love Cry is a lush dancefloor disco epic” 8 Rocksound

“like all the craziest bits of techno, hip-hop, folk and jazz having a sex-orgy…Proper, prescription-strength ear-drugs.” 4* Front

After selling out his first London show of the new decade which features tastemaker poll-topper JOY ORBISON, Four Tet will be performing under the vaulted arches of East London’s Village Underground venue.

2010 is set to be a big year for Four Tet, with single Love Cry sitting firmly in the year-end best-of lists, and 5th album There Is Love In You winning star reviews across the board.

Having kept busy with remixes of everyone from Radiohead to Madvillain, Four Tet, AKA Kieran Hebden shows no sign of rust on the aforementioned single a lush, sprawling house jam that builds upon a jazzy drum loop over the course of its nine minute run time. The remainder of There Is Love In You's nine tracks go a long way in demonstrating why Four Tet is one of the most dynamic acts now.

Some more exciting brand new music for 2010:

DETACHMENTS + IS TROPICAL + SKULL JUICE + STOPMAKINGME at Cargo 16 January – (pay what you want entry!)

MEMORY TAPES at Luminaire 20 January

ESBEN AND THE WITCH at Hobby Horse 4 February FREE

ERLAND AND THE CARNIVAL at Old Blue Last 18 February

PANTHA DU PRINCE and WALLS at Cargo 20 February (pay what you want)

Best wishes
Eat Your Own Ears

Eat Your Own Ears presents
Plus special guests

Wednesday 20th January 2009
Doors 19.30

The Luminaire, 311 High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7JR 020 7372 7123

Tickets £5.50 from:
08444 771000
0870 264 3333

The amazing MEMORY TAPES will play The Luminaire in January. He's been dropping bombs in the form of odd cassettes to huge underground acclaim over the past year. His sound is nostalgic both aesthetically and emotionally – so there is little surprise when comparisons drift to outfits such as Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, New Order and Boards of Canada. More established pop references come through as well with echoes of classic Motown and girl groups. Ever prolific, MEMORY TAPES intends to make two albums a year, promising that the next one will a psychedelic girl group record.


“It’s lovely and unsettling at the same time, like The Police’s “Wrapped Around Your Finger” sung by a choir of ghosts”. ROLLING STONE

“Sheer brilliance” – STOOL PIGEON

“Seek Magic is probably my favourite album of the year” DrownedInSound 9/10

“…like The Knife producing Neil Young” TheLineOfBestFit

“Bicycle’s spry New Orderisms will have you spinning blissfully around the room while simultaneously evoking an overwhelming melancholic nostalgia for summers lost” – NME 10 Tracks

“if i dream up the best combination of vocals and instrument i can muster in my tiny brain then its the sound of Memory Tapes that comes out' RoB DaBank Radio1

“the album of the year” BBC Music

“gliding synth funk resembling Talking Heads via New Order” The Independent

An Eat Your Own Ears and James Yorkston Christmas Special
with James Yorkston and Special Friends…

With special guest

Sunday 20th December 2009
Doors 19.30

The Luminaire, 311 High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7JR 020 7372 7123

For the last 5 years JAMES YORKSTON has held Christmas specials at Kilburn's Luminaire and this tradition continues… This year he has already sold out December 21st and has decided to celebrate by adding another night of Christmas cheer – December 20th – and brings special guest KATHRYN WILLIAMS

Acclaimed creator of 8 studio albums, KATHRYN WILLIAMS delicate vocals and acoustic instrumentation come from a career influenced by Nina Simone, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and The Velvet Underground. Her songwriting has won her nominations for both Grammy and Mercury awards. "A Glittering Talent" – The Independent. "It is impossible to turn away for a second… emotional stealth-bombing at its most devastating”- Word magazine


Plus special guests

December 20 2009
Doors 7pm

The Forum 9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY

Tickets £14.50 from 08444771000 0870 264 3333

Back with a new ethereal sound, THE HORRORS bring material from acclaimed Mercury Nominated second album Primary Colours (produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead) to a live setting. Bringing to mind My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs and The Jesus and Mary Chain and yet achieving a sound that is also contemporary and unique, their new album is sure to top the best-of lists for 2009. Faris and his impeccably dressed cohorts from Southend make their return in layer upon layer of distortion. As Drowned in Sound said recently, "All eyes are once again on The Horrors, and this time it's not just the usual hyperbole prone culprits salivating in anticipation. Even typically level-headed critics are getting into a frothy mess."

HTRK are a mysterious three-piece from Melbourne who reside in Berlin and London. That in itself should tell you enough, we are talking cosmopolitan here and with that comes ideas. Together they produce material that is reminiscent of David Lynch, The Birthday Party and Pita and is an exercise in sublime tension and beauty.

LUNG ROTTER SEVEN are erstwhile Two Lone Swordsmen collaborators and members of Tokyo Wind Bag, Lung and Chris Rotter have teamed up with Barry Seven, ex of Add N to (X), to forge what is hopefully a long-lasting partnership. Composed solely on the Korg DS-10 app for the Nintendo DS, first releases 'Coptum' and 'Dammer' should make anyone who's been using their handheld to muck about with GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra or care for their dinosaur pet to hang their heads in self-loathing: they could have been creating chipcore stadium anthems instead.

On December 11th KIERAN HEBDEN (AKA FOUR TET) will be doing the last night of a year long DJ residency at Plastic People in London.

As a thank you to the people who have been coming down he's made a mix CD of some of the tracks that he's been playing at those nights and a free copy will be given to everyone who comes through the door for this last session. This will not be for sale anywhere and is just for this one night. A lot of the music on the new Four Tet album was tested out at these Plastic People nights and this club is a big inspiration to Kieran. We look forward to seeing you there on the 11th.

FOUR TET will also be playing select dates in March:

Thursday – 11th Manchester Club Academy

Friday 12th – Leeds TJs

Saturday 13th – Edinburgh Bongo Club

Wednesday 17th – Brighton Concorde 2

Thursday 18th – Sheffield Plug

Friday 19th – Birmingham Custard Factory

Saturday 20th – Bristol Fiddlers