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East India Youth

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom

East India Youth is William Doyle, a multi-instrumentalist from Bournemouth, who cut his teeth in an indie group called Doyle & The Fourfathers when he was 17 while living in Southampton. Their demo was rinsed by Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music and they completed a couple of tours with the Undertones; later, he moved for family reasons to Ruislip in northwest-London. He then named himself East India Youth after the location of his flat in London’s Docklands.

The recording of Total Strife Forever started in 2010. In February 2013, Dripping Down was promoted by Stolen Recordings. After meeting John Doran, founder of The Quietus in 2012, the Hostel EP was released on the publication’s newly created label, The Quietus Phonographic Corporation in spring of 2013. Looking for Someone followed in October 2013. The 2014 Mercury Music Prize nominee Total Strife Forever was released by Stolen Recordings in January of the same year with Hinterland and Heaven, How Long as featured singles.

Carousel was released in February 2015, as an advance of the second album “Culture Of Volume” released by XL Recordings on April the 6th. The album was mostly recorded and produced at his London home, mixed by Graham Sutton, and named after a fragment of verse from the poem ‘Monument’ by Rick Holland. Turn Away was released as lead single from the album.

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  • isitbeer30yet

    solid

    7 Jan 7:53pm Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    sounds a little bit like David Bowie's Berlin Era mixed up with James Blake with average vocals. I mean it's good, but not even the ambient songs standout for the other songs.... Dripping Down it's amazing tho

    4 Jan 6:58am Reply
  • LouLouLou8

    Total Strife Forever= The soundtrack to London

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ijolism

    He reminds me of Baths, which is a good thing.

    17 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Agusplayer

    I think he is trying to be weird and different and I like that. There is something in his music I'm curious about. Idk what. This is just weird.

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • RaulRoque

    Review: http://railwayjourney.net/2014/07/07/sp20/

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • superfly299

    Do yourself a favor and go listen to Owen Pallett instead.

    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • guilhermecu

    I don't like this too much. Electronics are bland and the singing isn't too great either. Some of the lyrics made me cringe. Not sure what the fuss is about. (2)

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Brooke11

    marvelous songs

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • natalyesaurus

    http://berlinbeat.org/2014/06/04/interview-east-india-youth/

    16 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Cosm01

    All his tracks incorporating vocals are fantastic, keep listening to Looking For Someone. Not sure about the rest of his ambient-y electro

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • MakeSomeFUN

    he's really talented

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • melodymann

    Forever Total Strife Forever

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • FelipeC3

    really love* Total Strife Forever. Man, it grew on me really fast...

    28 Jan 2014 Reply
  • FelipeC3

    really like it

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • scomatsho

    I don't like this too much. Electronics are bland and the singing isn't too great either. Some of the lyrics made me cringe. Not sure what the fuss is about.

    22 Jan 2014 Reply
  • entroopia

    i saw him live at the these new puritans show and actually enjoyed his performance more than the tnp's one

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Berrieworld

    Both the EP 'Hostel' and the full album 'Total Strife Forever' are right up my street. Interested to see how William Doyle's creativity will evolve.

    19 Jan 2014 Reply
  • jussslic

    I think I agree with JMurray... he tries a ton of different things on this album, but none of the component parts feel particularly outstanding to me. I sorta disagree that the vocal tracks are instant classics--they're good songs, but I still think M83 does euphoric synth pop better than EIY. The first two tracks are probably my favorite tracks, and I still found myself thinking they sounded a bit like a Fuck Buttons rough draft. The ambient passages are good, but I'm not sure they're Tim Hecker good, or Nils Frahm good, or Dan Avery good. Don't get me wrong, it's an awesome debut, but there were a lot of electronic albums out last year that I enjoyed more than this one. I probably look like a huge dick now... sorry.

    19 Jan 2014 Reply
  • blossomtoe

    Absolutely, completely and utterly adore this. And yes, I like it more than James Blake - more scope, more variation and more light/warmth. He has such a way with melody - the vocal tracks are all instant pop classics. And the instrumentals are incredible - a couple of them could easily sit on one of Bowie's Berlin albums. A stunning debut.

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
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