Archive for October, 2010

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting all month for. The Eat Your Own Ears November playlist. And I gotta say, I think this is the best mix that we’ve put together so far, managing to sneak in a couple of my all-time favourites in the shape of ‘Hendrix with KO’ by Caribou and ‘When I Come Back Around’ by Jamie Lidell. Check it out following the below link, and then come and see your highlights live.

EYOE November 2010

Tickets + Listings

Looking ahead to the week and to Thursday in particular.

Egyptian Hip-Hop

These young guys have come quite a way in 2010, playing every good festival in the summer and releasing their debut E.P. recently, the band keep going from strength to strength and it’s a pleasure to have them playing at XOYO on their first ever headline UK tour. We expect bigger things from them with every passing month.

El Guincho

We’re enormous fans of El Guincho and his unstoppably fun music. We’re already brushing up on our Spanish so we can sing along. Check out this slightly NSFW video of Bombay, it has some extremely pretty, uh, cinematography. Enjoy.

A band who need no introduction. The brilliant Mystery Jets. We are beyond excited to have them back again in November. Check out this tour trailer for a little idea of what to expect.

(Mystery Jets // 11th November // Roundhouse)

The Knocks Live Debut at Bowery Ballroom CMJ 2010 from HeavyRoc Music on Vimeo.

We are pretty excited to have The Knocks not once, but twice in the month of November. The duo have worked with the likes of Ellie Goulding and Sunday Girl but it’s their own material that is getting us worked up. Take a look at the above video for their debut live performance at CMJ and get yourself down to their debut London show at XOYO.

(The Knocks // 10th November // XOYO)

(Sleigh Bells + The Knocks // 21st November // XOYO)

Competition time!

We’re giving away some Egyptian Hip-Hop swag, our two winners will get a t-shirt, a tote bag, and a copy of the EP – all SIGNED of course.

To be in the running all you have to do is post your favourite Egyptian Hip-Hop live picture to the Eat Your Own Ears facebook wall.

The two people whose pictures have the most LIKES take the prize!

Good luck

We are delighted to host hotly tipped TRIBES, twice this side of Christmas. They play the Lexington on the 2nd of Decemeber fresh from their support of the MYSTERY JETS on the 11th of Novemeber

I you don;t know them, their sound is lo-fi turned pop – simple, clean songwriting filtered through warm, fuzzy disjointedness. Described by the NME as  “the uncharted middle-ground that separates Pavement and The Courteeners…” Check out their great tour video below..

Eat Your Own Ears presents
Plus guests
Thursday 28 April 2011
Doors 7pm

Under The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG 020 7930 2020

Tickets £10.50 ON SALE 30 OCTOBER
0870 264 3333

Peckham-based duo MOUNT KIMBIE have already caused a stir with their atmospheric releases, a percussive and experimental take on dubstep. Dominic Maker and Kai Campos first two eps caused a commotion when released last year, undergoing reworks from the likes of Faulty dl, SCB (Scuba's darker techno alias) and their sometime collaborator James Blake. With their own remixes (Foals and The xx) becoming hot property, Mount Kimbie have been a core part of the growing scene in London often associated with labels like Hyperdub and Hessle Audio.

From dubstep to post rock, traces of influence are visible, but the band's sound is very much their own. Sceneless and untethered from etiquette and genre codes, they float through dubstep and hip-hop, jazz, techno and ambient, post-rock, UK garage and film scores to startling effect.


Snow And Taxis from Gold Panda on Vimeo.

Amazing new video from Gold Panda for ‘Snow + Taxis’ one of our favourites from his incredible debut album. Can’t wait to see him in only little over two weeks now.

(Gold Panda // 18th November // Corsica Studios)

It’s a little while off but we are already getting excited about Wildbirds and Peacedrums on the 27th of November. The duo make some of the most interesting and beautiful music at the moment, skirting the boundaries of folk, electronic music and even the pop of Kate Bush.

If you have a spare 20 minutes today you could do a lot worse than watch this superb session for Rockfeedback HERE

(Wildbirds and Peacedrums with Voices // Union Chapel // 27th November)

Here is a little run down of stuff we are really looking forward to this month from Eat Your Own Ears…

Egyptian Hip-Hop // 4th November // XOYO

It’s been a great year for Egyptian Hip-Hop and they round it off, celebrating their new E.P. by playing some headline shows. We can’t wait to see them conquer East London’s XOYO with their beyond-their-years avant pop.

Gold Panda // 18th November // Corsica Studios

We love homemade YouTube videos, and this little gem documents some kids messing around on an abandoned bus, soundtracked by our favourite Gold Panda song.

Sleigh Bells // 21st November // XOYO

Check this huge video for huge Sleigh Bells song ‘Infinity Guitars’ with Alison Krauss doing for baseball what Britney Spears did for cheerleading look way back when.

Summer Camp //23rd November // HMV Forum

It’s easy to forget the support band, but there’s often gold further down the bill when it comes to Eat Your Own Ears, and the Local Natives show at the end of November is no exception, with support from the excellent Summer Camp.