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Eat Your Own Ears Presents…



TIME / 19.00
TEL / 020 7790 9000
TICKET INFO / £16.50

This special show is a rare opportunity to see two influential, unique talents in an historic venue.

Legendary outsider singer / songwriter DANIEL JOHNSTON has been championed by such luminaries as Tom Waits, David Bowie, Sonic Youth, and the late Kurt Cobain, who have variously covered his music, cited him as an influence, and lauded his talent for writing sincere, disarming and heartbreaking songs.

Daniel will be accompanied by an 11-piece orchestra for the first time in the career, giving us an opportunity to hear old favourites in a glorious new symphonic context.

Another progenitor of anti-folk JEFFREY LEWIS is part wry musician and part comic book artist, with complex and witty lyrics straight from the heart, and guitar style ranging from finger picked roots to outer space swoops. Tonight he performs a rare solo set.

Tickets from:
08700 600 100
0870 264 3333

RAIN MACHINE @ Village Underground on Monday 13 April

RAIN MACHINE is the new solo project from TV ON THE RADIO's Kyp Malone. Kyp describes his album as "a nearly full spectrum of frequencies audible to the human ear, a reflection of a variety of emotions and situations real and imagined – some rhythm some rhyme." This statement is grounded by Malone's skills as a songwriter, proven in his years as TVOTR's singer and guitarist.

Tickets £15 from:

PLUS Newly announced shows:

HOLLY MIRANDA @ The Borderline, Thursday 29 April
HOLLY MIRANDA's David Sitek-produced solo record is a dreamy, dense collection of songs, with achy falsetto and swooping melodies. The New York Times called this Brooklynite "…a less fearful Cat Power, a more substantive Feist, a Norah Jones with actual feeling," and her songs are layer upon layer of woozy instrumentation and harmony.
Tickets £8.50 from:

SILVER COLUMNS @ Ginglik, Saturday 17th April
SILVER COLUMNS had already built up a cult fanbase with their first two limited edition, white label singles, but with “Cavalier”, their first “proper” release on the perennially tastemaking label Moshi Moshi, they have revealed their unexpected alter egos as Adem and Pictish Trail and are ready to go overground and take their rightful place in the pantheon of offbeat electro pop greats.
Tickets £5 from:
08444 771000
0870 264 3333

CARIBOU @ Heaven, Wednesday 16 June
After rapidly selling out his returning London show at Corsica Studios CARIBOU has scheduled another show of euphoric full band music, this time at Heaven. The new dates come on the back of the release of the amazing album Swim out on April 20th.
Tickets £11 from
0870 264 3333

MOUNTAIN GOATS @ Koko, Thursday 9 September
John Darnielle who leads cult band THE MOUNTAIN GOATS has been long recognised by their (understandably avid) fans as one of the most imaginative and downright thrilling lyricists of his generation.
Tickets £16.50 from
0870 264 3333

Eat Your Own Ears presents
Plus special guests

Thursday 9 September 2010
Doors 7pm
Koko, 1a Camden High Street, Camden, London NW1 / 0870 432 5527

Tickets £16.50 advance from:
0870 264 3333

John Darnielle who leads cult band THE MOUNTAIN GOATS has been long recognised by their (understandably avid) fans as one of the most imaginative and downright thrilling lyricists of his generation.

The Mountain Goats began life in a Norwalk employee-housing studio apartment that had awesome deco tiling on the bathroom floor but little more to recommend the place as a living space. Still, you take what you can get, and it was ridiculously cheap. In this room, equipped with a dual-cassette recorder, John D. started setting some of his poetry to music, using a guitar he'd gotten for a few bucks at a nearby strip mall music store. His idea at the time was that eventually his day job would be "poet." Young men have all kinds of crazy ideas about what they're going to end up doing for a living.

In 2001, though, 4AD called up and asked if the Mountain Goats wouldn't like to make records with them. John called Peter. They hit the studio.

As a duo, the two toured at a pace that can fairly be called "relentless" from 2002 until 2007. They made records: Tallahassee, We Shall All Be Healed, The Sunset Tree, Get Lonely. They took to recruiting drummers from their opening acts to play the last few songs with them. And then they met Jon Wurster, and the three took to the road in support of Get Lonely, from Fairbanks, Alaska to Hobart, Tasmania, and a few points even further south. They enjoyed playing together so much that when it came time to repair to the studio again, all three went in. In 2008, the three recorded Heretic Pride, and in early 2009, The Life of the World to Come.

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Eat Your Own Ears presents
plus guests

19 May
Doors 7.30pm

229 Venue 1 – 229 Great Portland Street, London

Tickets £13.50 from
0870 264 3333

WE are pleased to announce a new London show with Jamie Lidell in support of his new release ‘Compass’, his third full length, out on Warp on May 17.  The album was recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Canada, and though Lidell worked Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Pat Sansone of Wilco on it, musically and lyrically this is very much A Jamie Lidell Production, reflecting not only his exhilarating, diverse tastes, and a year of change, love, longing and arrival at a new place.

Undoubtedly, Compass is his most eclectic album yet. Songs shift, chop, change and mutate genres and forms before our very ears. It’s got funk in spades; the jaw-dropping power of the vocals is stronger than ever; it rocks, it pops, it’s sweet, angry, hard, soulful and soft, often within the span of a single track. It’s the restless album that finally matches the soul of its creator.

“I wrote every song in a month,” Jamie says, “It’s been an emotional couple of years, so I tapped into what I wanted to say and started writing. There was a lot to draw on.” When he takes to the road in 2010, he’ll be bringing a band again, but stripping it back; keeping it lean. For both newcomers and initiates, this will be an experience. And no, he won’t stop.

Plus guests