Archive for October, 2011

Monday 31st:

Fucked Up at the Scala

Dig out your Halloween costume for this one. Fucked Up bring their annual Halloween party to London and there are prizes for the best dressed too. No tricks here, just treats.


Anna Calvi at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Anna Calvi blew us away earlier in the year in Shepherd’s Bush, again at Field Day and we reckon she will make it a hattrick at this sold out show. One of our artists of the year.

Zulu Winter at CAMP Basement

New kids on the block Zulu Winter have been impressing all and sundry with their epic live show, huge first single (out on King Maker label Double Denim) and finding their way on to the likes of Pitchfork and The Guardian too. A big tip for next year, get onboard earlier at CAMP.

GOTYE at Kings College

Another sold out show brings Australian based and hugely fun Gotye to London. Those who got with this evening plan early had the right idea, kicking off the party season with gusto.

Thursday 3rd:

Duologue at Electrowerkz

Tender and deceptively big productions from Duologue are the order of the day here. Duologue has excellent taste too, as evidenced by his recent mix for us. In support is the brilliant Throwing Snow too.

Chairlift upstairs at Electrowerkz

Early architects of the current chillwave scene, Brooklyn duo CHAIRLIFT’s early stated aims included making music for haunted houses, an apt intention for their ethereal sound.

Coming to the attention of the masses after their single Bruises was used on an iPod ad the band have built up a much-deserved cult following.

Tickets and Info for all of those here.

The King Krule/Zoo Kid project has been quite slow burn - surprising when you consider the tender age, but looking back at ‘Out Getting Ribs’ from earlier this year it still packs the same punch. The EP is brilliant and really unique in the UK at the moment.

Fancy a bit of summer slap bang in the middle of winter? We have balearic-admiring Swedes Korallreven playing for free at the Shacklewell Arms. Listen to their heady sounds below:


And then download a ticket here.


We are thrilled to announce Korallreven at the Shacklewell Arms on Monday 12th December. The Swedish electro-pop duo have revealed the details and track listing for their debut full-length, An Album By Korallreven, to be released on Acéphale on November 15. The duo are celebrating the album’s forthcoming release with a mixtape entitled A Dream Within A Dream, featuring Britney Spears, Ciara, and more. Download the mix here.

To download free tickets to their show click here


We’re in for a spooky night at Fucked Up’s Halloween party next Monday at the Scala. The band will be in costume joined by Eagulls and Cold Pumas. Halloween costumes are compulsory and prizes go to the best dressed. For tickets click here


Brookyln pop duo Chairlift have revealed the latest taste of their forthcoming album Something. To listen to the single ‘Sidewalk Safari’ click here.
The band release their debut album ‘Something’ on the 23rd January.

Make sure you don’t miss their show next Thursday at Electrowerkz. For tickets click here


It wouldn’t be Christmas without the return of James Yorkston singing songs to make us all feel festive. We are very excited to announce that James will be joined by BBC 6 music legend Josie Long and the mesmerising Pictish Trail. For tickets click here


Zulu Winter visited Black Can Sessions this week with their perfect, epic synth pop. To watch their stripped back ‘Black Cab Sessions’ version of ‘Let’s Move BAck To Front’ click here

Don’t miss their show next Tuesday at Camp Basement – for tickets click here

This is one we’ve been awaiting for quite some time now, ever since hearing ‘Ghost Train’. Have a preview of the record below and then rush out and buy it.

Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale by moshi moshi music

Youth Lagoon

You might already have heard Youth Lagoon, and his fantastic debut record ‘Year of Hibernation’ but he just keeps growing in confidence and continuing to impress us. Check out this new live clip for evidence:

The excellent Clock Opera have taken on the also excellent Blood Orange. The results:

Blood Orange ‘Champagne Coast’ Clock Opera Remix by DominoRecordCo

By all accounts CMJ belonged to Givers this year. They are fantastic live as you can see from the above video. We’re excited to have them hit London soon with their super energetic show.

Thanks to our friends The Line of Best Fit for announcing our competition yesterday. Here’s how they eloquently explained the comp and how to enter on our FACEBOOK:

In the spirit of good will and togetherness our buddies over at Eat Your Own Ears want  you to tell a friend / potential life partner / family member / stranger about a gig you’d like to take them to this Autumn.

All you need to do is ‘tag’ your chosen friend on Eat Your Own Ears Facebook wall and invite them to one of the gigs below. Rave about a band, complain about how you haven’t seen them for months, or ask them out on an intimate date to watch the sweet and calming sounds of Iceage (pictured above).

We will cherry pick the best invites over the next week or so and give away a pair of tickets per day! Easy. Yes?

So, the following shows are eligible for the competition. (All concerts listed are taking place in London. For more details visit:

Fucked Up – 31st October
Zulu Winter – 1st November
Duologue – 3rd November
Chairlift – 3rd November
Givers – 8th November
Django Django – 8th November
Waters – 8th November
Stephen Malkmus – 14th November
King Krule – 15th November
Zola Jesus – 23rd November
Outfit – 29th November
Clock Opera 1st December
Eleanor Friedberger – 1st December
Iceage – 6th December
The Field – 8th December


These guys aren’t exactly brand new but we wanted to spotlight them ahead of their show with Fucked Up next week anyway because they are hitting a stride at the moment and well worth checking out live. For now, listen to ‘Possessed’:

Possessed by eagulls


Producer Dauwd (pictured, above) has been blowing up slowly for a few months too. The penny is dropping with his latest (and greatest) hitting the likes of Fluokids and The Fader as well as some support from Boiler Room. Listen to the new single: