Archive for May, 2012

If you’re one of the latecomers to Rocketnumbernine we’ve got a fantastic treat to convince you that they’re worth checking out. We’re pleased to announce Caribou will be doing a special DJ set after Rocketnumbernine’s inevitably mind blowing display of talent at The Waiting Room this July! Believe it or not this showing is entirely FREE! 

Order your ticket here while they last! 

It may have felt like years since we’ve seen sun in London but these past days have been absolute perfection. Nothing goes quite as well as beautiful weather and a brand new Peaking Lights mixtape so why not listen along with us and forget the rainy springtime was ever here.

Be sure to catch Peaking Lights and Julia Holter reign in summer at XOYO next week!

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We have a relaxing week’s worth of gigs to close off the end of May - so why not take advantage of the warmer nights and head out with us to enjoy some of the best music we can muster. Check for the schedule below…

Walls + Blue Daisy - Monday - Hoxton Bar and Grill

One of our favorite London acts Walls are continuing on their headlining stint around the UK with what’s sure to be a show-stopping performance. With equally hyped and talented Blue Daisy working the support slot this show is a true must-see.

Niki & the Dove - Monday - XOYO

Niki’s Malin may have been struck down with sickness which lead to a postponement earlier this month - but the powerhouse duo are back to shake us down with a showcase of their Swedish talent. A limited number of tickets are still available here. We suggest you get them while you can!

James Yorkston and the Athletes - Tuesday - Cecil Sharp House

Celebrating the 10th anniversary re-release of his seminal album Moving Up Country, James Yorkston and his band The Athletes will be preforming the record in its entirety. The chance to hear such an iconic album live is a rare gift we couldn’t be more thrilled about.

Field Day Pre-Show: Julia Holter + Guests - Friday - Cafe OTO

Critical darling and unbelievable talent Julia Holter makes her first of three London performances this week. With her hotly tipped second record Ekstasis still simmering on our turntables, we’ll be sure to catch Julia Holter every chance we can get. If you didn’t nab tickets for the pre-show in time - a dwindling few are still available for both Field Day and her supporting performance with Peaking Lights.

Having spent the year gracing each corner of Europe with their beautiful noise, S.C.U.M. are making a triumphant return to London this Saturday at the Bishopsgate Institute. Watch the talented lot give an Italian hotel room a heavy dose of lo-fi haze in this charming session from They Shoot Music. 

Make sure to show up early to catch the incredible opening acts Sunless 97 and 5 Seconds Exposure!

Tickets can be found here & here

This July 4th marks the 236th anniversary of British defeat in the American Revolution. We could spend the day snubbing our noses to all things ‘USA’ but we think we’ve come up with a better idea. Why not come down to Dingwalls in Camden to watch veritable Yank Twin Shadow deliver his dreamy tunes. Consider it a subtle victory that one of America’s finest musical exports will be walking our shores and washing away lingering diplomatic tension with his hugely hyped performance. 

Check above for the first cut from his new album Confess, out this July! 

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We’ve been listening to the Horrors endlessly in this first blush of summer ahead of their big big show at Brixton Academy on Friday. Join us in listening to the highlights from their last few records as we anticipate the show…

Blue Daisy EYOE Mix by Eat Your Own Ears on Mixcloud

Here’s a brand new and exclusive mix from the excellent Blue Daisy who supports WALLS next week. The London producer has been putting out some of the most exciting (to our ears) electronic music of the past little while and it’s a pleasure to take a listen to what he’s spinning right now.

It’s been an amazing few weeks for gigs and this week is no exception; some big shows, some smaller but no less exciting. Preview our schedule below…

Malcolm Middleton presents Human Don’t Be Angry - Monday - Cargo

Former Arab Strap man returns under a slightly different guise. His Human Don’t Be Angry record is one of our big favourites of the year and we can’t wait to witness highlights from it at Cargo. Tickets still available.

The Temper Trap - Monday/Tuesday - KOKO

A double header of sold out shows at KOKO for The Temper Trap. They just dropped an addictive new record and this is the first chance London gets to hear those tracks in the flesh.

Martin Creed - Thursday - The Lexington

The superb Martin Creed is back ahead of Field Day/Apple Cart weekend and he has just announced a new record to come from Moshi Moshi too. It’s not often you get to see a Turner winning artist in the flesh but Thursday is one such opportunity.

Crybaby - Thursday - St. Pancras Old Church

The arresting drama and emotion in Crybaby’s songs aught to be elevated to a whole new level in the surrounds of St. Pancras Old Church a quietly intimate and beautiful venue. It should be a special one.

The Horrors - Friday - Brixton Academy

A roll-call of exciting new music and legends are in the house on Friday - Portishead’s Geoff Barrow brings his BEAK> project in support, alongside him are the ever-exciting Bo Ningen and TOY. The main attraction is one of the best bands to emerge from the UK this past decade playing a huge show as a victory lap to their Skying album.

S.C.U.M. - Saturday - Bishopsgate Institute

Another band running a victory lap are S.C.U.M. whose long-awaited debut record from last year is still earning many a spin in the EYOE office. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch them in full flow.

We’ve been listening to Malcolm Middleton’s new project Human Don’t Be Angry non stop lately. It’s up there with the best things he’s ever done, and we’re really excited to catch the songs from the album live next Monday. As a primer for those who don’t know, or a reminder for those that do, here is a short playlist guide to Middleton under various guises. A struggle to keep it to so few songs!