Archive for December, 2010

Time for something classic now. This song speaks for itself.

(The Vaselines // February 4th 2011 // XOYO)

Eat Your Own Ears wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We would like to say a big thank you for coming to the Eat Your Own Ears shows in 2010 and hope to see you at the corkers we have in store for 2011.

Eat Your Own Ears Christmas Show by Eatyourownears on Mixcloud

Eat Your Own Ears Christmas special hosted by Tom Baker. Join EYOE with this months selection of music hotly tipped for 2011, some Eat Your Own Ears favourites amongst some classics. 

We’re super excited to unveil Chilly Gonzales traditional seasonal message, reflecting on the past year, as well as a catch up with Canadian indie rockers Born Ruffians and The Acorn, and if that’s not enough we join Gruff Rhys in medieval court house at the end of his tour, which has led him around the country and into a wooden panelled walled room to discuss the importance of Protest and his film, Seperado. 

Erland & David from the mighty Erland and the Carnival share their favourite Christmas moments. Can you believe this is all in one show? We can’t. Tune in now…. best listened to before Christmas and enjoyed with some Mulled wine….!

Eat Your Own Ears wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy 2011. Thanks for your support over the past year.

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Eat Your Own Ears Christmas special hosted by Tom Baker. Join us with this months selection of music hotly tipped for 2011, some Eat Your Own Ears favourites amongst some classics.

We’re super excited to unveil Chilly Gonzales traditional seasonal message, reflecting on the past year, as well as a catch up with Canadian indie rockers Born Ruffians and The Acorn, and if that’s not enough we join Gruff Rhys in medieval court house at the end of his tour, which has led him around the country and into a wooden panelled walled room to discuss the importance of Protest and his film, Seperado. (Gruff Rhys at Cadogan Hall – 22 February – tickets available here)

Erland & David from the mighty Erland and the Carnival share their favourite Christmas moments. Can you believe this is all in one show? We can’t. Tune in now…. best listened to before Christmas and enjoyed with some mulled wine….!

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Roundhouse Rising is a week-long festival that presents the best in new music across a wide range of genres. It is a series of unique performances, international artist collaborations, music industry seminars and creative workshops.  In 2011 Eat Your Own Ears program one night on the 23rd February.

 

Ghost Eyes: Fresh off the back of a Gold Panda tour, Ghost Eyes is a farm boy who didn’t take over his father’s business – opting intstead for a life making hip-hop influenced alternative music, creating layered textures of instruments, electronics and gathered sound samples and singing confessions of the joyous blues.

Prizes: Formerly Treasure, this is the new incarnation from Hari Ashurst with kaleidoscopic loops entangled in reverb-laden songs.
“Woozy, grainy, dreamy tunes with a clarity of sound and love for a chorus that makes them unique.”
Viceland

 

More acts to be announced shortly.

Check out the newly announced shows we have for 2011

Matthew Dear
23rd March
Scala

MATTHEW DEAR is a man of many different guises, whether creating and remixing under his own name, or one of his alter-egos – Jabberjaw, False, and Audion. Depending on who you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader.

He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he’s made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical’s Body Language.

Matthew Dear’s new album, ‘Black City’, is an album centred around the Black City that Matthew Dear has created. The Black City can’t be found on any map. It’s a composite, an imaginary metropolis peopled by desperate cases, lovelorn souls, and amoral motives. Like most literary Gothams, Black City is a place to love and hate, as seedy as a nightclub’s back room and as seductive as the promise of power. Matthew Dear, the musician, may live in New York City, but the Matthew Dear of Black City inhabits a sound-world unlike any other: a monument to the shadowy side of urban life that bumps and creaks, shudders and wakes up screaming in the middle of the night. Black City is Matthew Dear’s third album on Ghostly International, and it’s his darkest and most engrossing work to date. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he’s just hitting his stride.

Tickets:

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0870 264 3333
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0844 477 1000
Olof Arnalds
Tuesday 1st March
The Wortex Jazz Club
In spite of her young age ÓLÖF ARNALDS has been active on the Icelandic experimental scene for many years. She played with electronica virtuosos Múm between 2003 and 2007, and her debut album ‘Vid og Vid’ was produced by Kjartan Sveinsson from Icelandic greats, Sigur Rós. Arnalds tells personal tales with a tender voice and leaves the impression of a classic troubadour with clear associations to early freak-folkers like Vashti Bunyan and Judee Sill or todays Joanna Newsom.

Her talent not only reveals itself in the variety of the instruments she masters, but also in her beautiful labyrinthine songwriting and mesmerizing solo performances. Ólöf’s voice has been singled out for high praise as “otherworldly” by The New York Times, “stunning” by SPIN, “remarkable” by the NME, “ethereal” by Vanity Fair and “impossibly lovely” by Paste.

Tickets

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0870 264 3333
www.ticketweb.co.uk
0844 477 1000
Gold Panda
Tuesday 1st March
XOYO
Originally hailing from Chelmsford, Essex, and having spent the early part of his career as remixer du jour for the likes of Bloc Party, Health, Telepathe, Little Boots and Simian Mobile Disco, GOLD PANDA’s ascent to the forefront of contemporary electronic music has been steadily meteoric. Nominated as one of the BBC’s sound of 2010 nominees, shows around the world with Caribou, Health, SMD and more to come on his own in the UK and the US with Autolux, a cover star in Japan, three sold out E.P’s and a raft of praise and hyperbole from the mouths that matter (Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian amongst them) only tells half the story however.

Lucky Shiner’s the piece that completes the picture. Originating in crystal clear vision, the nuance and frenetic cadence of life and the mind’s constant disequilibrium means its final realisation stands as a product that’ll provoke thought as much as enjoyment; pathos as much as praise. “Lots of factors affected the way it came together.“ Gold Panda explains, “touring, mixing, moving house and splitting with a girlfriend. Family, friends and lovers related, places I‘ve never been”.

Tickets
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08444 771000
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0870 264 3333
Kate Nash
Saturday 2nd April
Bush Hall
Kate Nash announces an intimate show at Bush Hall this coming spring. Back in July 2007, a month before her debut album, Made of Bricks, was released two months ahead of schedule due to public demand, Kate Nash took a moment to contemplate her new whirlwind life as a pop star: ‘I feel normal. But quite cool. I feel like an outsider who’s just sneaked in…’
Kate had just turned 20 and her career was on fast forward: in the summer of 2006 she was a MySpace phenomenon before she even had a record deal; 2,000 copies of her debut single, Caroline’s a Victim, sold out upon release in February 2007; by April she had signed to Fiction Records; two months later Foundations reached number two in the singles chart; by August she was celebrating a number one album. Not bad for a girl from Harrow, whose early attempts at writing songs as a kid were on an old tape recorder ‘where you had to hold down play and record at the same time’. Now, at the grand old age of 22, Kate looks back at her formative years in the world of pop with a huge grin.
Tickets
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08444 771000
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0870 264 3333
DELS – LIVE Plus Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Michahu
Thursday 7th April
Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
In an era of homogeneous hip hop, the music of Kieren Dickins – better known as his on-stage alter ego DELS – comes as a breath of proverbial fresh air. DELS’ signature sound belies a truly eclectic range of musical influences, from his days in a two-step garage band as a teenager, to a long-standing creative partnership with Joe Goddard from electro-pop wonder team Hot Chip. The resulting product is a unique mishmash of squelchy basslines, tinkering keys, syncopated drum patterns and the occasional steel pan, all juxtaposed by DELS’ infectiously languid flow.

Having been discovered at the tender age of 16 by the legendary John Peel, DELS continued to make music whilst developing his natural artistic ability as a graphic design student. Now, DELS’ music is fast gaining recognition amongst music heads the world over, earning him a place on a European tour with Hip Hop eccentrics Yo! Majesty, as well as gigs at festivals including Glastonbury, Transmusicales and Big Chill. Having featured heavily on the acclaimed ‘Kwesachu’ mixtape by production wunderkinds Micachu and Kwes, DELS is currently adding the finishing touches to his own debut EP, which will be released on the appropriately genre-defying Greco-Roman label in early 2010.

Tickets:
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08444 771000
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0870 264 3333
Darkstar
Wednesday 23rd February
Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
DARKSTAR in 2010 are an upgraded model of the Darkstar which released the much loved single ‘Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer’ at the end of 2009. That song, and previous singles ‘Need You’ and ‘Squeeze My Lime’ hinted at a nascent songwriting talent and mastery of oozing synth drones that has burst into life on their debut album, ‘North’, out October 18th. The band have adjusted their focus, adding lead singer James Buttery to the production and writing team of James Young and Aiden Whalley. With the beauty of subtle distortion, their sound blends crunchy, citric synths, baroque strings, piano and tender guitar with vocal harmonies, gently laced with glitches and noise.
Tickets:
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08444 771000
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0870 264 3333
A Hawk and A Hacksaw
Wednesday 20th April
XOYO
Started as a solo project in 2000 by accordionist and drummer Jeremy Barnes (former member of indie rock legends Neutral Milk Hotel) and named after a line in Cervantes’ Don Quixote (hence the new album’s name), A HAWK AND A HACKSAW became a duo in 2004 when Barnes met violinist Heather Trost. The pair began an adventure that took them to Budapest, Hungary where they lived for two years and met/toured with some of the country’s fnest folk musicians, as well as countless US & European tours both on their own and with big names including Portishead, Calexico and fellow New Mexico resident Beirut (whose Gulag Orkestar album they performed on and helped bring to wider attention). Joined by an ever expanding and contracting line-up of musicians, A Hawk and A Hacksaw seeks to create and document an ecstatic sound much like the village bands of old, with the communal aspect of folk tradition and musicianship the key factor.

Core AHAAH duo of Jeremy Barnes (accordion, percussion) and Heather Trost (violin) have intrepidly explored their love of Eastern European musics, including recording in remote Romanian villages and basing themselves in Budapest (where they put together allstar Hungarian folk group The Hun Hangár Ensemble for a limited-edition EP and tour), as well as touring the world finely balancing raucous shows at folk clubs and Turkish restaurants with grand blow-outs alongside Wilco, Portishead and Beirut among others.

Tickets:
www.ticketweb.co.uk
08444 771000
www.seetickets.com
0870 264 3333

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Amazing Christmas song from Aiden Moffat.

We are sorry to announce that the James Yorkston Xmas show at The Luminaire today, Monday 20th December has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.

All tickets will remain valid for the James Yorkston show at St Giles Church on the 23rd of February 2011.

OR

You may return your tickets to point of purchase by the 1st of February 2011 for a full refund

Excited to hear that Erland and the Carnival have announce the follow up their their brilliant debut album set for release in March next year. Band member Tong described it thusly: “a soundtrack to an imaginary horror film about the supernatural”. He has promised “a more direct album”. Sounds brilliant!

Here’s a video of James Yuill, Babeshadow and Trophy Wife playing at XOYO last week for Eat Your Own Ears curated by Lyle and Scott. Looks like a brilliant night!