George Lewis Jr, aka Twin Shadow, has made a mix for oki-ni. Entitled ‘MOMUS’ it is a journey through the world of pop music for the broken-hearted. In addition to the mix, oki-ni are also giving you the chance to win two VIP tickets for this years Field Day Festival right HERE.
Check out this interview that Visions Of Trees did with Crane.tv. Hear them discuss the influence of nature, 90′s music and the escapsim that they strive for in their music and lyrics.
The man behind Field Day and Eat Your Own Ears, Tom Baker, is back with the next installment of the Field Day Radio in association with Diesel Island next week. This is the second in the series, following on from the show with Connan Mockasin, which is still available.
Bugged Out! got Erol Alkan and Connan Mockasin together and let them ask each other 10 questions. They discussed the Phantasy record label, Erol’s plans for the future and Connan’s tips for Field Day.
Read it HERE.
Here is Anna Calvi smashing her US TV debut out of the park on ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ last night.Posted 28.07.2011
With only just over a week to go now until Field Day, we have another Spotify playlist. Today, we have a playlist featuring the acts that will be playing on the Eat Your Own Ears Stage, which includes Villagers, John Cale and Wild Beasts amongst others.
John Cale – Venus In furs (Live)
Electrelane – To The East
Wild Beasts – Bed Of Nails
The Coral – Butterfly House
Junip – Sweet & Bitter
Villagers – Becoming a Jackal
Warpaint – Bees
Sun Ra Arkestra – Nuclear War
(Not in order of appearance)
With just over one week to go, we’re very pleased to present this very special interactive guide to Field Day. By scrolling over the flyer you can view or listen to content for each artist all within this very page.
We are really pleased with how our pre-field day programme has turned out this year. Its packed full of exclusive Field Day 2011 content and most importantly – its free.
If you are yet to spot one of our Field Day programmes floating around London, then this is where you can find one.
Keston Lodge – 131 Upper Street
Camden Head – NW1 OLU
The Enterprise – NW3 2BL
The Monarch – NW1 8GB
Lock Tavern – Camden
The Defectors Weld
The Owl and the Pussy Cat
Rough Trade East
Pub on the Park
This is the new video for Wild Beasts’ “Bed Of Nails,” which by now you’re probably aware is taken from their latest album ‘Smother.’ We can’t wait to see them at Field Day!Posted 27.07.2011
Bringing the spirit of the traditional English fair to a small corner of London, Village Mentality shall be providing us all with plenty activities. Ranging from traditional side-stalls and wholesome fête games, there will always be something to do.
This year, the Village Green shall be hosted by Bearded Kitten and sees the return of some old favourites, such as the Egg and Spoon, Three-Legged and Watermelon Relay races; and the introduction of new events Vegetable Discus, Scone throwing, Broom Sweeping Slalom and much more.
The Village Green Tent shall be taken over by Dalston Darling’s official Women’s Institute which shall host fashion icon Fee Doran AKA Mrs Jones and ‘Sort Yourself Out Love’ where you can go for quick festival restyle.
There will also be village fête stalls which include old favourites like the Tombola, Coconut Shy, Duck Shoot and so much more.
And then, after you rest and regroup in the Real Ale Tent or Pimms Bus, there will be Ping Pong brought to you by East London based The Young Offenders Institute and then you can learn more about wild fruit growing near you at the Hackney Harvest and the London Orchard project stall. To top it all off, this shall all be accompanied by The Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion on the Village Green Bandstand giving their very own take on modern classics.
Resident Advisor caught up with Pearson Sound for an in-depth interview where they discuss the full range of his musical influences and more.
Read it HERE.
Benga has given away the previously unreleased “Glowsticks” as a free download on his website to all members.
Get it, and many other tracks, HERE.
Don’t forget to catch him at the Field Day After Party at XOYO.
As part of what you could call a cultural exchange, leading Australian new music promoters and festival organisers Laneway shall be curating a stage at this year’s Field Day jointly with Last.fm. Appearing on this stage shall be, among others, James Blake, 2:54, The Horrors and Twin Shadow.
In the meantime, you can listen to our Spotify playlist featuring these acts HERE.Posted 26.07.2011
This is a live recording of Jamie Woon performing at the launch party for his album ‘Mirrorwriting’ which took place earlier this year at London’s Corsica Studios in cooperation with Boiler Room.
When he’s not busy with Turbo recordings, DJing for Bugged Out! and his own label, Matt Walsh is one half of Clouded Vision, also the name of his label, with Steve Cook and they have put together a mixtape for French magazine Tsugi.
Listen and download (télécharger) HERE.
Check out this behind the scenes footage of the shoot for their latest video “Warpaint.” Not just excellent musicians, they’re also a lot of fun!
Mercury nominated Anna Calvi, who shall be performing at The Quietus stage for this year’s Field Day Festival, did a Q&A with The Guardian which explores topics from her live shows to her influences outside of music.
Read it HERE.Posted 25.07.2011
This is the new, carefree video for Cloud Control’s single “Gold Canary.” A perfect song for those balmy summer evenings, which we hope will be back by 6th August!
The travelling party that is Bugged Out! will be making a welcome stop at Victoria Park on 6th August for Field Day. But before then, you can have a taste of that party with this Spotify playlist featuring the acts from this years Bugged Out! stage.
Listen HERE.Posted 22.07.2011
Baio has made us this exclusive mix ahead of his appearance at this year’s Field Day and Underage Festivals. Its proving to be the perfect Friday morning treatment for all of us here in the Field Day office.
Track listing -
1. Sonny Okosun – Highlife [Dance Version]
2. Beatconducter – I Can’t Go For That
3. Prins Thomas – Ny Maskin
4. Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters [John Talabot Classic Vocal Refix]
5. Space Ranger – Music!
6. Slow Hands – Belle of the Ball
7. Eddie C – Deepa
8. 6th Borough Project – Sometimes the Fool
9. Pional – We Have Been Waiting for You
10. Sombrero Galaxy – Journey to the Centre of the Sun [Stallions Remix]
11. Benoit & Sergio – Day Residue
12. Hot Natured- B4 the Bentley
13. Ill Blu – Meltdown
14. In Flagranti – Hollow Discourse
15. Cole Medina – The Truth Policy
On Sunday the good people at the Lock Tavern in Camden are throwing a little pre-Field Day party. We heavily recommend that you attend, mainly because of the line-up below and partly because its an opportunity to snag Field Day tickets with zero booking fee.
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) & Green Gartside dj set
Visions Of Trees live
Casper C (Field Day) dj
Chimes (Field Day) dj
Eat Your Own Ears djs
At the start of their US tour, Wild Beasts caught up with The FADER and played “Reach A Bit Further” for them in their backyard. A truly wonderful performance.Posted 21.07.2011
This CHLLNGR Boiler Room remix of Jamie Woon’s “Lady Luck” is available as a free download over on RCRD LBL.
Get it HERE.
Erol Alkan’s new single with Boys Noize, and featuring vocals from none other than Jarvis Cocker, is out this coming Monday on July 25. But, if you can’t wait that long, you can listen to this preview now and then hear it in full on Erol’s 6 Music show this Sunday evening from 9pm.
Clock Opera have produced this stylish remix of Metronomy’s “The Bay,” which is taken from their Mercury nominated album ‘The English Riviera.’ Streaming on SoundCloud and available as a free download, you can listen to it here.
A few weeks ago, Still Corners released their new single ‘Cuckoo’ and they made a mixtape for the release party, which you can listen to right here.
Call us old fashioned, but we expect an acoustic session to be free of electronic instruments. But, it’s still a great performance from a supremely talented singer.
Congratulations to James Blake, Anna Calvi and Jon Hopkins on their Mercury Prize nominations! Catch them all at Field Day!Posted 19.07.2011
Here at EYOE we’re big fans of the storied career of Mr. Kozelek, and excited to have him at Field Day and then Union Chapel. It means there’s no excuse for missing the man, or indeed, for not seeing him twice. Before we get too carried away, here are five of our favourite Kozelek moments.
Grace Cathedral Park
Where to start but the beginning and the dewy-eyed nostalgia-fest that is ‘Grace Cathedral Park’. It’s still one of his most alluring moments, and sets out his ticket as a man obsessed with the passing of time pretty sharpish. Not a wasted second in this pretty beautiful song.
Here our boy Kozelek comes pretty close to fist pumping, or at least optimism – a rarefied emotion in Kozelek songs. But when he does it, like on ‘Michigan’ he hits the spot pretty hard. There’s plenty of quotable gems in this one too – ‘I don’t need a house in Lake Michigan / I don’t need a purpose to plan things / I just wanna feel your pulse again’. Awww.
Carry Me, Ohio
A song Kozelek released under his Sun Kil Moon moniker on career highlight ‘Ghosts of the Great Highway’, if this one doesn’t move you then you might want to have somebody take your pulse. Here, and elsewhere on that record Kozelek goes deep on the meaning of life and memories and what remains is an album that should stand the test of time.
Pretty highlight from ‘Old Ramon’, a pretty minor release in the grand scheme of things, but still vintage Kozelek at work here. He goes long on this, stretching out a canvas of warm emoting for 7 good minutes. Bathe in it for a little while.
Neverending Math Equation On paper this is still one of those ideas that feels as though you might have dreamed it. But it happened, Kozelek released an entire album of Modest Mouse covers, and this take on ‘Neverending Math Equation’ still sounds great. Strangely the nostalgia, and road trip feel of Modest Mouse aligns itself perfectly with classic Kozelek narratives.
(Via Eat Your Own Ears)
This summer, Electrelane are reforming to play a short run of live dates, and we at Field Day are lucky enough to be hosting one of these shows. To celebrate their first live show in the UK tomorrow night at the Manchester Academy and another in London on Thursday, both with Eat Your Own Ears, they are taking over some of the content at DrownedinSound and today they have shared a YouTube mix which you can watch/listen to HERE.Posted 18.07.2011
Listen to S.C.U.M performing “Amber Hands,” “Faith Unfolds” and “Sentinel Bloom” live on Marc Riley’s 6 Music show and talking a little about themselves.
London Fields Radio recently caught up with Eat Your Own Ears and Field Day founder Tom Baker. In this recording, Tom talks about how Eat Your Own Ears and Field Day started, stories of some of the more memorable gigs, the diversity of Field Day and plays a few of his favourite tracks from this years Field Day artists. An engaging and interesting insight into the world of live music and more, it really is well worth a listen.
Have a great weekend everyone!Posted 15.07.2011
The good people at Hipstamatics have launched a competition to win 4 VIP tickets to both Field Day AND The Apple Cart.
All you have to do to enter is head over to their facebook page and post your best Summer Hipstamatic shot, with the title Field Day / Apple Cart Contest. They are announcing a winner this time next week, so you have a few days to get snapping.
Good luck! Full details here.
L-Vis 1990 has announced that he will be releasing his debut album, ‘Neon Dreams,’ on September 26. Describing it as his attempt to recapture the “elements that made me fall in love with dance music all those years ago,” it really does promise to be an exciting album. Included on the album is his previous release ‘Forever You.’
After giving away new track ‘Come On Over’ last week, Veronica Falls have now released the video for the track which uses vintage choreographed footage.
S.C.U.M release their new single ‘Amber Hands’ next week, and in the build up a whole slew of remixes have emerged, including works from Stay+ (formerly Christian AIDS), Sonic Boom and Grimes. This latest remix comes courtesy of Silver Apples, who played at last years Field Day, and it is streaming on SoundCloud.
Givers recorded a live session for Rolling Stone which included ‘Meantime,’ ‘Atlantic’ and ‘Up Up Up,’ which are all taken from their debut album “In Light.” They also include a short interview where they talk about how they make their music, their live shows and their beginnings.
You can see the whole thing HERE.
Actress has made a new track “Parallel Word” available to download for free. Originally emerging last night on his Twitter feed, you can download it HERE, although we can’t be sure how long it will be there.
We really can’t get enough of The Horrors right now. Straight off the back of making it onto the Radio 1 A list, The Horrors performed a live session for Huw Stephens and Radio 1 last night at their Maida Vale studios.
Mount Kimbie’s new EP ‘Carbonated’ is now streaming on The Hype Machine before it’s release next Monday and you can listen to that stream right here.Posted 13.07.2011
Watch as Drake joins SBTRKT for ‘Wildfire’ during a show in Toronto this weekend. Very special indeed!
With Field Day on the 6th August and The Apple Cart on the 7th, and both taking place in London’s Victoria Park; it was only natural that we should get together in some way. Therefore, we are very pleased to announce that you can now get your tickets for Field Day and The Apple Cart, two of the best festivals London has to offer, featuring acts such as The Horrors, Wild Beasts, John Cale, Patrick Wolf, Tim Minchin, Jamie XX, Badly Drawn Boy and much much more, for just £60.
With both festivals offering something different, it really does provide a complete festival experience without the hassle of camping and all at a great price.
We are delighted to have Double Denim imprint creators – Hari Ashurst & Jack Thomas – along to DJ at this years Field Day. Over the past year, the chaps at the London based Double Denim Records have cemented themselves as one of the hottest new labels, having previously released debut releases from the likes of Star Slinger, Stay +, Blackbird Blackbird and most recently Celestial Shore. You can read their recent feature in NME here and check out their recent playlist for iD below.
It’s always cause for excitement when we hear something new involving Actress, and so we were pleased to hear this remix by Actress of Tallulah Rendall’s ‘Colorblind’ which will be released on 8th August on Transducer Records.
Here at Field Day, we realise that not everyone who will be coming lives in London and won’t necessarily want to try and get back home when the day is over. So, it was with interest that we saw a piece in The FADER on Russell’s of Clapton, a modern B&B in Clapton, East London. Being only a short distance from Victoria Park, it really is a perfect place to stay.
Read the full piece HERE.
As part of the Congotronics vs. Rockers project, Konono n°1 contributed 2 tracks to this Crammed Discs minimix, which was first shared last year by The Quietus.
The long wait is over. The Horrors have finally released their third album ‘Skying.’ After having the chance to stream it all of last week, we can certainly say that it was worth the wait and it will be great to have our very own copy because as much as we like pre-release streams, there’s nothing like having it for yourself and not having to be glued to your computer to listen to it.
We really are very excited about getting the chance to hear it played live at Field Day next month!
Edit: The Horrors have announced that they will be playing an extremely intimate free gig tonight at The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston. It is strictly first come, first served and the doors open at 8.
Last Thursday, Field Day managed to catch a bit of Twitter-time with Four Tet where we talked about his collaboration with James Holden, what’s next for Four Tet in 2011 and R Kelly.
FIELD DAY: Right then, hello @fourtet, ready to tear away from the #notw saga and have a chat?
FOUR TET: @fielddaylondon hello
FD: @fourtet Hi, let’s get the ball rolling. We’re pretty excited to see you with James Holden B2B at Field Day. How did that come about?
FT: @fielddaylondon EYOE suggested it… me and James are on lineups together quite a lot and fans of each others music so made sense
FD: @fourtet Do you guys share music recommendations? What’s the best thing James Holden’s turned you onto music-wise?
FT: @fielddaylondon youtu.be/QKwK-ZhTurg
FD: @fourtet nice, I remember this one.
FD: @fourtet What records have you been enjoying from this year so far?
FT: @fielddaylondon Street Halo is the best record this year
FD: @fourtet yeah can’t wait for the full record. Have you got any more releases or collabs planned this year?
FT: @fielddaylondon Fabriclive59 + TEXT011
FD: @fourtet Looking forward to both.
FD: @fourtet Back to Field Day, any other artists you’re going to try and catch?
FT: @fielddaylondon R Kelly
FD: Would have been a good booking…! We’re pretty much out of time. Thanks a lot to @fourtet for fielding our questions. See you in August
Ahead of the scheduled October release for their debut album, Veronica Falls have decided to make the album closer ‘Come On Over’ available as a free download, and you can get it right here!
The Quietus met up with Anna Calvi, who shall be playing on The Quietus’ Village Mentality Stage this year, and have provided us all with this engaging interview which you can read HERE.Posted 07.07.2011
And, if you have any questions yourself, add them here on our Facebook page.
Check out this great video for Tribes’ ace new track ‘Sappho.’
Warpaint have released a video for the stunning track ‘Warpaint’ which is taken from their debut album “The Fool” and it really is a great reflection on the escapist joy that their music provides.
Tonight’s line-up really is something special. With Swedish Balearic pop pioneers Air France DJing, the Guardian’s “best new act of the year by miles” Star Slinger and Memory Tapes who has just released the widely acclaimed ‘Player Piano’ both playing live.
Often labelled as a ‘chillwave’ artist, watch Memory Tapes break free from that label with this incredible reworking of “Bicycle” at last years SXSW.
After tearing up the blogosphere for the past 12 months, Star Slinger is now working on some totally new material and, fingers crossed, hopefully we’ll get a sneak preview tonight.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen or heard much from Air France and so hopefully tonight marks the beginning of their return back into making incredibly blissful music like this.
(via EatYourOwnEars)Posted 06.07.2011
After making new album ‘Skying’ available to stream a few days ago, The Horrors have now released the video for the excellent “Still Life.”
Conor O’Brien, aka Villagers, made a short mixtape for VINGT Paris Magazine for us all to enjoy. It is available both as a YouTube playlist and a Spotify playlist.Posted 05.07.2011
The Horrors’ eagerly awaited new album ‘Skying’ is now available to stream. Enjoy.Posted 04.07.2011
Last night, Chad Valley provided the first half of the 6 mix, where he includes tracks by other Field Day favourites John Cale and Oneohtrix Point Never, and talks a little about the tracks he chooses and how he got started with music.
This is available for 6 more days, and you can listen to it HERE.
In association with the Diesel Island, this is the first in a series of Field Day Radio shows from before, during and after the festival. As well as discussing this year’s Field Day line up, Tom Baker talks to Connan Mockasin about making the perfect mockasin shoe and the beauty of travelling across New Zealand.
James Blake’s new single, “Order,” with B-side “Pan,” has been made available to stream ahead of it’s July 11th release. You can stream both tracks at Pitchfork, or listen to them below:
Sometimes, a whole day of partying just isn’t enough. So, it is with that in mind we thought that we should throw a couple of after parties for us all to enjoy and keep Field Day running long into the night.
We will have two for you to choose from: one at XOYO with Benga, Youngman, Riska, Bendict Bull and Dollop Dj’s; and another at a secret location in Shoreditch which will be headlined by Four Tet, James Holden, Pearson Sound and Casper C.
Visions Of Trees have made a mix for oki-ni.com. Called ‘Ravine,’ it includes some of their personal favourites from Sonic Youth to Destiny’s Child. To coincide with this, oki-ni.com are giving a 2 x VIP tickets, and you can enter HERE.