Category : young turks

Night + Day is upon us - the London leg of The xx led event is tomorrow and we are beyond excited. As we wait out the final remaining hours, here’s a guide to the label behind The xx (and a few other artists playing…) - the excellent Young Turks.

The Young Turks label is nearly 100 releases old, so we’ve picked a couple of landmark numbers and songs to post to tell the story.

YT001 - Jack Penate - Second Minute or Hour

It all started with Jack Penate, but his influence extends a bit further than you’d expect too - his old backing singer Jessie Ware releasing a single with Sampha some 55 release later. Take Jack for a spin above.

YT010 - Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen

Holy Fuck’s self-titled debut was the first Young Turks LP and the Lovely Allen single was the label’s tenth release. The song still sounds just as good as it did back then too.

YT023 - The xx - Crystalised

The focus of Night + Day and still Young Turk’s most famous success. The incubating of the precocious and hugely talented band is one of Young Turk’s greatest achievements so far. Crystalised a superb introduction. See also YT031 (The xx - The xx).


Another huge success and another act Eat Your Own Ears have worked with over the past few years. The SBTRKT debut is superb, can’t wait for the next one.

YT088 - Koreless - Sun

Koreless’ Yugen EP is one of our favourites of the year so far. He also plays Night + Day and we can’t wait. Check out the hypnotising Sun above.

Night + Day Tickets:

Retweet our latest tweet on @eatyourownears under the #eyoegiveaways hashtag to be in with a chance to see The xx’s album launch show on September 10th!

Tickets onsale on Friday.

With the release of their brooding and beautiful new single we’re honored to announce that The XX will be with us in London on September 10th. The trio are lined up for a special album release performance at Shepards Bush Empire - the kind of show that can’t be missed. 

The pre-sale for the show begins July 25th to members of the XX’s mailing list; general sale starts on the 27th. Now while you watch the clock ticking down to Wednesday go ahead and hit play on Angels, sit back, and enjoy.