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    last year s highlights for me This year s line up is already shaping up well with Metronomy and R Stevie Moore on the bill Being in walking distance of a good pub at the end of the night works well for me too Playing their only 2012 UK festival performance at Field Day are the mesmerising Beirut From humble origins in New Mexican singer songwriter Zach Condon s bedroom in 2001 Beirut have gone on to travel the world both figuratively through albums such as The Flying Club Cup and literally having toured the world over Expect plenty of musical wanderlust that evokes everything from Balkan funeral marches to Mariachi kissed soul from this not to be missed exclusive UK performance Metronomy s Mercury Music Prize nominated third album The English Riviera has been one of the soundtracks to 2011 Characterised throughout with a sense of warmth and richness it is in parts reminiscent of seminal 1970s West Coast studio albums from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles but due to Joseph Mount s studio wizardry the record sounds vibrant and entirely of its time Expect a celebratory performance to perfectly soundtrack Field Day s Village Mentality festivities World music has always played a significant part in Field Day s line ups and 2012 certainly looks to continue that trend with performances from the legendary Afrocubism Arguably one of the most long awaited collaborations in recent music history Afrocubism is the fruition of a plan hatched over fourteen years ago to bring together musicians from Mali and Cuba Nobody knows exactly why the Malians didn t go to Havana when they were supposed to but when they didn t show up the Cubans decided to use the studio time anyway and the result was the eponymous Buena Vista Social Club album Now thanks to British producer Nick Gold the original plan has finally been realised with Cuban singer guitarist and original Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa leading this distinctive collaboration that also includes the Grammy Award winning Toumani Diabaté the Jimi Hendrix of the Kora Bringing their unique brand of visceral post rock to Field Day will be Tortoise With band members typically multi tasking across a number of different instruments rhythmically complex and harmonically rich textures are guaranteed Widescreen instrumentals will also be provided by Revere who comprise violin cello keys and brass section in their line up By incorporating everything from gypsy songs post rock film scores and gospel they are able to produce dramatic music which moves from tiny music box openings to cacophonous walls of sound From being a red hot tip at the start of the year The Vaccines can lay as good a claim as anyone to being the breakthrough band of the year Having delivered on their early promise with a razor sharp debut LP and a series of increasingly huge live shows their set is certain to combine retro guitar riffs with a storming upbeat tempo to

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    2011 treat to catch it in the flesh Korallreven Monday Shacklewell Arms Korallreven are another year favourite and we are very excited to be showcasing their very first UK show The show comes complete with video from the excellent Jamie Harley and should be a recipe for a trip down summer lane for any of you like us who lived in this music earlier in the year FAMY Monday Victoria Dalston From two 2011 favourites to a band sure to be one of our 2012 faves FAMY celebrate their recent single in Dalston tonight They will be joined by some very special guests indeed They go under the name The Honkies tonight EYOE Tips for 2012 4 Zulu Winter O ne of our favourite recent discoveries we really think 2012 could be their year Their debut single Let s Move Back To Front Never Leave out on Double Denim Records is a pretty big mission statement Check out this exclusive interview they gave to Field Day recently Hello Zulu Winter please tell us a bit about you for the uninitiated We re five dudes making interesting pop music in London Been doing a while and will be doing it a while longer Our blog is a good place to find out what we re all about what we like etc You have a debut record out next April what s it sounding like Good hopefully We hope it s full of pop gems with beautiful melodies atmospheres textures and grooves We re working hard to make a record that sounds great on first listen but can also grow in stature with repeated listens There s a lot going on in the songs that you may not hear on the first listen but that you can dig into on repeated listens

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    Town Boy and Martin Creed s set were last year s highlights for me This year s line up is already shaping up well with Metronomy and R Stevie Moore on the bill Being in walking distance of a good pub at the end of the night works well for me too Playing their only 2012 UK festival performance at Field Day are the mesmerising Beirut From humble origins in New Mexican singer songwriter Zach Condon s bedroom in 2001 Beirut have gone on to travel the world both figuratively through albums such as The Flying Club Cup and literally having toured the world over Expect plenty of musical wanderlust that evokes everything from Balkan funeral marches to Mariachi kissed soul from this not to be missed exclusive UK performance Metronomy s Mercury Music Prize nominated third album The English Riviera has been one of the soundtracks to 2011 Characterised throughout with a sense of warmth and richness it is in parts reminiscent of seminal 1970s West Coast studio albums from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles but due to Joseph Mount s studio wizardry the record sounds vibrant and entirely of its time Expect a celebratory performance to perfectly soundtrack Field Day s Village Mentality festivities World music has always played a significant part in Field Day s line ups and 2012 certainly looks to continue that trend with performances from the legendary Afrocubism Arguably one of the most long awaited collaborations in recent music history Afrocubism is the fruition of a plan hatched over fourteen years ago to bring together musicians from Mali and Cuba Nobody knows exactly why the Malians didn t go to Havana when they were supposed to but when they didn t show up the Cubans decided to use the studio time anyway and the result was the eponymous Buena Vista Social Club album Now thanks to British producer Nick Gold the original plan has finally been realised with Cuban singer guitarist and original Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa leading this distinctive collaboration that also includes the Grammy Award winning Toumani Diabaté the Jimi Hendrix of the Kora Bringing their unique brand of visceral post rock to Field Day will be Tortoise With band members typically multi tasking across a number of different instruments rhythmically complex and harmonically rich textures are guaranteed Widescreen instrumentals will also be provided by Revere who comprise violin cello keys and brass section in their line up By incorporating everything from gypsy songs post rock film scores and gospel they are able to produce dramatic music which moves from tiny music box openings to cacophonous walls of sound From being a red hot tip at the start of the year The Vaccines can lay as good a claim as anyone to being the breakthrough band of the year Having delivered on their early promise with a razor sharp debut LP and a series of increasingly huge live shows their set is certain to combine retro

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    tell as much from their line up Biscuit tin guitar sexamouse marimba and electric carillon are all listed as crucial instruments in the group It might be off the beaten path instrument wise but the path they take onstage is a heady one taking in a great deal of different musics from across the globe and pushing them in exciting new directions Malcolm Middleton Wednesday Shacklewell Arms SOLD OUT Making a little break from showcasing the hottest new bands The Shacklewell Arms hosts a true legend on Wednesday night Formerly one half of Arab Strap and back with a new record the amazingly titled A quarter past shite this show should be pretty special indeed The Knocks Wednesday The Sebright Arms The Knocks have been one of our favourite pop bands for a while and the live show is no exception wall to wall pop classics in waiting The band are over in support of a new single Brightside and we love it Duologue Thursday Electrowerkz Duologue recently wowed us at Electrowerkz and they return again this time with Patten in tow They are a sneaky tip for 2012 at EYOE towers and we can t wait to catch them again before the new year The Field Walls Thursday XOYO This one is one of our most heavily anticipated for a while and two artists responsible for two of our very favourite records of the year XOYO will be turned into a looping heaven on Thursday so come down zone out and bathe in some spectral beautiful music with us Binary Thursday Visions Video Bar Binary is the latest in the line of hot new acts signed to Luv Luv Luv Records who boast two artists in the BBC Sound of 2012 It s fair to say this one will

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    The Field on the 8th of December more info here The Field Walls This Week s Gigs Outfit Au Palais Tuesday Cargo Here is a show we have been excited to see for a while One of EYOE s favourite newcomers of the year Outfit packed out the Shacklewell for their single launch and this time they are back to play only their second London show Big things beckon for next year New Build Tuesday Electrowerkz SOLD OUT Another new band and another Hot Chip side project to get excited about First single Finding Reasons knocked us out and an album is coming in early 2012 Rocketnumbernine Wednesday Shacklewell Arms Brother duo Rocketnumbernine have had just about the perfect start in music a single on Kieran Hebdon s TEXT label laid down in one take a tour with Four Tet and Caribou and to crown it all a slot opening for Radiohead in the US at the request of Thom Yorke Clock Opera Becoming Real Thursday Electrowerkz The excellent Clock Opera are returning alongside Becoming Real Clock Opera are a band whose live show seems to get bigger and bolder every time we see them While their career so far

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    in December and spend another 10 minutes inside the world of Banana Ripple Junior Boys You ll Improve Me Caribou Remix by DominoRecordCo New Vid Outfit Two Islands OUTFIT Two Islands from Versus on Vimeo One of our songs of the year finally gets a video Apparently made by the band themselves this is a pretty impressive slightly creepy piece of work We eagerly await their show next week at Cargo 29th This Week s Gigs A very busy week at EYOE towers with 8 shows this week even though there are only 7 days in a week Of those shows only two of them have tickets still available so much of this preview will be academic to some of you Loney Dear NZCA LINES MON Air Castles WEDS St Pancras Old Church Monday Wednesday A special double bill for a special artist The nights are themed into two colours Blue and Green two of pop musics most prized hues Both shows are SOLD OUT Zola Jesus EMA Heaven Wednesday After a massive show for us earlier in the year and an excellent turn at Field Day the goth songstress returns with the brilliant EMA in tow this time Two of our favourite artists of the year this one is unmissable The Dø Hoxton Bar and Kitchen Wednesday This eclectic French Finnish band are already absolutely huge in Europe and are invading the shores of the UK on a pop voyage Their album hit number one in France recently and these guys could be a sneaky tip for 2012 SOLD OUT Casiokids Shacklewell Arms Thursday No week would be complete without a ridiculously buzzy show at the Shacklewell Arms it seems This week it s the turn of Scandinavian pop band Casiokids Last time we saw them they were on

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    do no better than read this brilliant interview feature on the Quietus Loney Dear on The Quietus Video EMA California One of our songs of the year here and possibly the best opening line too EMA plays with Zola Jesus next week and we are well and truly excited for it Artwork Outfit at Cargo New Vid Japanther ft Spank Rock Radical Businessman Japanther ft Spank Rock Radical Businessman from

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    treat Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks Koko London Monday A rare London show from the legend the new record is superb and he is always a good watch too Eagerly awaiting the sing a long line of the year too What the president wants is King Krule Corsica Studios Tuesday The diminutive King Krule pictured plays for us on Tuesday fresh off rave reviews for his debut EP for True Panther and he is tipped for big big things in 2012 and beyond Worth seeing this prodigy take shape as early as possible we reckon Esben and the Witch The Haxan Cloak Corsica Studios Wednesday The excellent Esben and the Witch are back with a new EP and a show at Corsica Studios As one of our favourite live acts around we will be eager to catch the new material as we await something bigger next year no doubt The History of Apple Pie Shacklewell Arms Wednesday Sold Out Another sugary single and another sold out show at the Shacklewell for London shoegazers The History of Apple Pie Hot competition but this one might be the buzziest show on Wednesday night Niki and The Dove Cargo Wednesday Niki and the Dove are a formidable live act earning huge reviews all year as they continue to blow away all and sundry It s our turn at Cargo on Wednesday and we have Niki and the Dove down as a big tip for next year BBC Sound of 2012 anyone Summer Camp Efes Dalston Thursday Not just a big summer but a big year for Summer Camp who have just released their excellent debut record on EYOE faves Moshi Moshi The party comes to Efes on Thursday as it always does with Summer Camp celebrating the record and treating us to some

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