Even before the release of debut album Total Strife Forever in January 2014, William Doyle has a story to rival most. After seeing The Quietus John Doran at a Factory Floor gig in late 2012, he passed on a CD containing some tracks he’d worked on under the name East India Youth – tracks which were good enough for The Quietus to branch into releasing music just to facilitate the release of his debut EP, Hostel. Compared to Liars, The Horrors and Fuck Buttons by Pitchfork, Doyle works with electronic loops and samples, his songs dealing in foreboding, texture and richly deserved climax. Having toured with These New Puritans and Factory Floor, January 2014 sees the release of East India Youth’s debut LP Total Strife Forever on Stolen Recordings. Using Tim Hecker, Brian Eno and Estonian composer Arvo Part as some of its touchstones, this is warped pop.

Thu 30 Jan, 109 Oldham Street, M4 1LW. Tel: 0161 819 2970, 7.30pm, £6, www.seetickets.com

Thu 30 Jan
Matthew Britton
Published on:
Mon 27 Jan 2014