Even before the release of debut album Total Strife Forever in January 2014, William Doyle had a story to rival most. Upon seeing The Quietus’ John Doran at a Factory Floor gig in late 2012, he passed on a CDR containing some tracks he’d worked on under the name East India Youth – tracks which were good enough for The Quietus to start a record label just to facilitate the release of his debut EP, Hostel. His debut LP, Total Strife Forever earned huge critical acclaim. The slow, steady rise was capped with the album being nominated for the 2014 Mercury Music Award, turning yet more people onto east India Youth’s uniquely textured soundscapes and atypical style of pace and rhythm. Seminal label XL quickly signed Doyle up for his sophomore LP, Culture of Volume, due for release in April 2015.

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Wed 27 May
Matthew Britton
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Tue 26 May 2015