East India Youth debut album details and first headline tour dates

East India Youth, aka William Doyle, will release his debut album ‘Total Strife Forever’ on January 13th, 2014.

East India Youth - Total Strife Forever RGB

(Painting courtesy of Tida Bradshaw)

‘Total Strife Forever’ ranges from ambient passages, through neo-classical episodes and Detroit techno through to effervescent melodic electronic pop songs. It’s an ambitious work and heralds the arrival of a singular new talent.  Inspirations along the way included the output of Tim Hecker, Brian Eno, the orchestral/electronic combinations explored on Bjork’s ‘Homogenic’ and continued on Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Age of Adz’ and some more classical pieces in the shape of Shostakovich and Arvo Part.”

The album was recorded chiefly at home over the course of the last 3 years, during a time of huge personal transition (and inspiration) for WilliamThe initial central musical theme of ‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER III’ was fairly quickly extended to three other tracks, creating a loose conceptual thread throughout the album. The final pieces of the puzzle came together in a couple of weeks in May 2012, when Will frantically pulled together all of the disparate elements of everything he’d been working on and filled in the gaps in a very quick two weeks of recording. The final song to be completed was ‘HEAVEN, HOW LONG’ – the centerpiece of the record. The structure and composition being a perfect marriage between the experimental electronic tendencies and the songwriting Will has been honing over the last few years of his life.

Full Album Tracklisting:

01 – GLITTER RECESSION

02 – TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER I

03 – DRIPPING DOWN

04 – HINTERLAND

05 – HEAVEN, HOW LONG

06 – TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER II

07 – LOOKING FOR SOMEONE

08 – MIDNIGHT KOTO

09 – TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER III

10 – SONG FOR GRANULAR PIANO

11 – TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER IV

East India Youth plays The Sebright ArmsLondon on November 20th

BUY TICKETS

Headline Jan/Feb 2014 UK Tour Dates – tickets on sale on Thursday 7th November

Jan 29 Cathedral, Sheffield 

Jan 30 Gullivers, Manchester

Jan 31 King Tuts, Glasgow

Feb 1 Riddance, Liverpool 

Feb 4 Louisiana, Bristol

Feb 6 Lexington, London

Feb 7 Green Door Store, Brighton

plus these dates with  Factory Floor

Dec 03 Heaven, London (supporting Factory Floor)

Dec 04 Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds (supporting Factory Floor)

Dec 05 Kazimier, Liverpool (supporting Factory Floor)

Dec 06 Stereo, Glasgow  (supporting Factory Floor) 

Dec 07 Gorilla, Manchester (supporting Factory Floor)

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