An intimate gig in our Cafe Bar.
East India Youth
East India Youth, who is responsible for the love-lorn synth pop of ‘Looking For Someone’ and the chemically-dazed rapture of ‘Heaven, How Long’ from the stunning ‘Hostel EP’- is actually one man. William Doyle, a 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Bournemouth, who cut his teeth in an indie group called The Fourfathers while still a teenager.
Being influenced by the likes of Brian Eno and the orchestral/electronic combinations of Bjork and Sufjan Stevens, East India Youth has shunned the pop song structure he once knew so well. His pulsing synth progressions draw you to his voice that ride through his live set as if on a wave about to break. When the wave does break you’re immersed in a wall of thrills and trickles that detail the driving distortion of the bass that move the body as if physically.
His live show is electric, Doyle's ability to manipulate his synths and bass draws you in effortlessly and fulfils the audience. His transitions through his tracks are seemless and you’re left wondering how the track has developed to the heights
The music that he had created was absolutely astounding, an original mixture of dark Detroit techno, lo-fi psychedelic noise rock, deeply romantic Pet Shop Boys-esque synth pop and ramshackle avant-electronica. Having the NME give his debut album, ‘Total Strife Forever’, 8/10, East India Youth is a one hotly tipped.
Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.
Support by Anneka
Anneka’s resume so far is by no means sparse and she’s only now embarking on a solo career. Her unmistakable vocal harmonies have already graced records by Falty DL, Ital Tek and Lone, on labels such as Planet Mu and R&S, and seen her feature on a Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio 1 Live Session from the legendary Maida Vale Studios, alongside Starkey. These collaborations give you an idea of where Anneka’s coming from but her new live show is the first chance to see the huge potential she has when she does it all by herself. Armed with drumsticks, sample pads, keyboards, tambourines and shakers and of course a mic, Anneka constructs textured, ethereal grooves on the fly and then laces them with inspired lyrical harmonies. Combine that with intelligent and innovative song writing and you have a truly unique artist.
With the live show, Anneka emerges as much more than just a go to vocalist for electronic producers, she has the understanding and ability to be an electronic artist in her own right. As The Recommender put it, “here is a new artist that’s stepping out from the shadows of her obvious talent and into the light, because she definitely has it.” Currently touring and with a solo record in the pipeline, Anneka’s future looks undoubtedly bright.
A “recent obsession for our ears”… “Her solo material is ethereal, rich, beautifully textured and overall rhythm-oriented.” – Deer Brains
“…as regards to her solo career, we’re only now at the beginning stages – which is frightening considering just how great she already sounds.” – The 405
“…a truly magical sight. She plays the kind of music you lose yourself in, not to suggest it’s self-indulgent, rather that it’s hypnotic and dripping in atmosphere. ” – The Recommender
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