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Born Ruffians are back next week and we’re also enjoying support act Young Rival. Satisfying then, to present to you a nice remix from Born Ruffians member Luke Lalonde of Young Rival.

Listen to it below.

LL Remix of “Got What You Need – Young Rival” by Luke Lalonde

(Born Ruffians + The Acorn + Young Rival // 24th November // The Scala)

It’s been a long time coming this one and we are overexcited now. So much so that we have done the good thing and made a spotify playlist so all you lucky ticket-holders can get excited with us too. Also pleased to include one of my favourite remixes – Nathan Fakes earthy-shattering of ‘Dressed To Please’ by The Shocking Pinks.

And check out the middle section trilogy of Sun-invoking songs.


See you on Friday at The Coronet – tickets are now sold out. 


We can’t get enough of Twin Shadow right now. His album ‘Forget’ is a big favourite with it’s pop charm and future-classic songs. It touches all the right bases and it looks like he is even better live – which is always a huge plus. Check out this amazing acoustic session above. It’s rare for an acoustic session to come across as just as powerful as a full-live performance but the sample drums and ever-so-solid bassline propels this to another level.

The mulled wine is out, there’s Christmas trees in shops and someone from the television is probably going to turn on the lights on Oxford Street soon (if they haven’t already).

But the best part of this time of year is the lists. And popping up nice and timely is the Rough Trade 100. Great to see Caribou (FRIDAY) heading up the list, and also good to see appearances from Gold Panda (THURSDAY) and Matthew Dear (DECEMBER).

1. Caribou – Swim
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
These New Puritans – Hidden
Caitlin Rose – Own Side Now
Phosphorescent – Here’s To Taking It Easy
Darkstar – North
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner
Wild Nothing – Gemini
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

Rough Trade Top 100 of 2010

Next Thursday our favourite Warp artist turned Soul-revivalist will take the stage at KOKO. To say we’re looking forward to it would be an understatement. Jamie Lidell is one of the very best live acts around at the moment, with no stage too big, no festival crowd too huge for the man. It also gives us an excuse to post this great Takeaway show from La Blogoteque:

Jamie Lidell – A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

(Jamie Lidell // 18th November // KOKO)

Gold Panda makes some of the most inventive electronic music going at the moment. He also has one of the best Twitter accounts going, it’s a continuous stream of laughs, retweets of haters and updates on his near-constant battle with Orange about his phone bill. Here’s a top ten tweets we put together:

10. “Got a really dry right ear lobe today.”

9. “Another week another service suspension from Orange.”

8. “Just ate some yogurt with the cardboard tag from some newly bought boxers. Tour survival skillz.”

7. “Fell asleep in cab. Woke up afraid.”

6. “I’m an electronic musician, mate. My soundcheck is making sure my space bar works.”

5. “Got enough wax in my ears to press my next 7 inch.”

4. “To celebrate the release of my debut album Orange have cut off my phone due to my bill being FUCKING MASSIVE AGAIN.”

3. “Dear Orange, I can’t stop international data roaming like some kind of fuckin’ data roameo. I think I have a problem.”

2. “Just saw Fat Man Scoop at Newark airport. He didn’t even to tell me to throw my hands up and I had more than $10 in my pocket too.”

1. “goldpanda FACT: My cat is called Missy Elliott.”

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

Some Mystery Jets in pastel colours to brighten a pretty gloomy day. We expect much more of the same later on from the band when they play The Roundhouse in Camden later on today. If you like us are excited and plan to listen to them all afternoon, then we have taken it one step further and made a playlist for you. Enjoy!

Mystery Jets

The support act is much maligned. From those promoters who won’t let you play unless you sell 50 tickets, to the guys who go on at 8p.m without a sound check, regularly playing to a room of ten people talking. So we at Eat Your Own Ears champion the support act, and often there is hidden gold further down our bills. Here are some particularly good upcoming supports that we are just as excited about as our main acts:


These guys are making some waves with their warm stretchy electronics. It’s late night/early morning music at it’s best, with the kind of atmospherics that you just can’t teach. Is going to be positively electric before Esben and The Witch.

Banjo Or Freakout

One of the best in the UK at the moment. Check out this stunning cover of one of the songs of the year ‘Since We Last Met’ by NDF. Banjo or Freakout support Gold Panda.

Dominique Young Unique

Surely destined for pop stardom is Dominique Young Unique, our support for Cocknbullkid. The production on this song is build to last as flips you upside down. Enjoy this slice of fun.

We can barely contain our excitement for seeing Esben and the Witch tonight. This video is probably an accurate representation of how we will feel afterwards.

Definitely one not to miss!

Green Man Sessions 005 // Erland & The Carnival – Everything Came Too Easy from Green Man on Vimeo.

Lovely clip of one of the UK’s leading lights right now. 2010 has been huge for Simon Tong (formerly of The Verve) and cohorts and an even bigger 2011 is in the offing. The band seem to get better each time we see them, so it’s no suprise that we have worked ourselves into a proper bit of a excitement about seeing them on the 29th of November.

(Erland and the Carnival // 29th November // XOYO)