Catch East India Youth Live at Rough Trade NYC Tomorrow NightMay 11th, 2015
After leaving behind an indie-rock band, English electronic musician William Doyle has been doing work as East India Youth for three years, “connecting the dots between Kraturock, ambient, Berlin-era Bowie and dance culture via London’s Docklands.” His debut full-length, Total Strife Forever (stream it below), came out last year. “It’s well executed, quite odd, highly original and full of promise,” according to NME, “exactly what you want from a debut album.” Not wasting any time, East India Youth (above, doing “Heaven, How Long” live in studio for WFUV FM) released a second LP, Culture of Volume (stream it below), last month to a fair amount of acclaim, especially from the Guardian: “Doyle is an artist who evidently doesn’t see an unabashed love of pop music as antithetical to experimentation, who doesn’t get why wanting your music to be smart should automatically lead it being an arid intellectual exercise and who doesn’t feel the need to stick within a clearly defined genre.… It’s not that William Doyle wants to do interesting and laudable things. It’s that, on the evidence of Culture of Volume, he’s really good at doing them.” See him perform live tomorrow night at Rough Trade NYC. Brooklyn’s Gas Gang open the show.