Simon’s 80 Favourite Bands of the Year (Non-Bella Union)

Simon has created a list of his 80 favourite non-Bella Union bands 0f 2012, so get sunk into the below….!

80 Favourite Bands of the Year (Non-Bella Union)

In no order whatsoever. I am bound to have left some of my favourite artists out…

Young Man
Tessera Skies
Wild Swim
The Belle Game
Horse Thief
The Invisible
PINS
MONEY
G R E A T W A V E S
Pale Seas
Alt-J
Algiers
RX Gibbs
Coves
No Ceremony
Arbeia
Rachel Sermanni
Melt Yourself Down
CHAMPS
Fans of Faye
North Bay
Stumbleine
Jay Stansfield
Hip Parade
Prince Fatty
Roo Panes
Joyland
Formes
Gabriel Bruce
Brolin
Chvrches
By The Sea
IamCharlii
John Talabot
Jesca Hoop
This Many Boyfriends
Huski
Calaca Strides
Vinyl Williams
Fantasy Rainbow
Halls
Let’s Buy Happiness
Must
The Sugarettes
Those Darlins
YOOFS
Temple Songs
The Joys of Sleeping
The Cads
Grizzly Bear
Sweet Lights
Pinkunoizu
Now, now
Dark Dark Dark
Perfume Genius
Leif Vollebekk
Drunk Mule
Rossi
Chailo Sim
Luke Sital-Singh
Arthur Beatrice
Violens
Wilsen
Bird
Public Service Broadcasting
Poltergeists
Palmstruck
Tigers That Talked
Ninetails
Half Moon Run
Zambri
Immanu El
Patterns
My Tiger My Timing
Philco Fiction
Laura Mvula
Hundred Waters
Shields
BLESSA
Moses Gold

WIN: Two VIP tickets to Andrew Bird @ The Roundhouse

Eat Your Own Ears are kindly giving away a pair of VIP tickets to see Andrew Bird at the Roundhouse on November 8th.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

For Record Store Day 2012 Bella Union released a 10″ by Andrew Bird, what was the name of the A-side track?

Send your answers on a digital postcard over to info@eatyourownears.com and they’ll pick a winner at random next week. Entries must be in by Tuesday 30th October.

GOOD LUCK!

 

Watch: Wild Nothing // Paradise

Having just played two sold-out shows at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, and with an extensive European tour beginning next week, Wild Nothing have unveiled a video for new single ‘Paradise’ starring Michelle Williams.

Shot in LA, New York, St. Maarten & Niagara Falls, the video chronicles travel by plane and the paradise found just beyond the window. Three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams was brought on board by director Matthew Amato who explains: “I loved Wild Nothing the moment I heard Gemini and I jumped at the opportunity to make a video for the new record, ‘Nocturne’. My instinct told me to send Michelle the three tracks they were considering for a video and she chose Paradise.” A new version of the song features Michelle Williams reading from Iris Murdoch’s ‘A Word Child’. It was recorded for the video by Jack Tatum at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, NY, where Nocturne was also recorded.

Wild Nothing are about to embark on an extensive European tour, beginning next week with some support slots with label-mates The Walkmen before Jack Tatum and co return late November for some headline shows, including a London Lexington show that sold-out within 5 days.

Upcoming UK live info below:

Monday 29 October – DUBLIN – Vicar Street (supporting The Walkmen)
Tuesday 30 October – MANCHESTER – Ritz (supporting The Walkmen)
Thursday 1 November – LONDON – Forum (supporting The Walkmen)

Wednesday 28 November – LONDON – The Lexington **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 29 November – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club (£7.50)
Friday 30 November – GLASGOW – Stereo (£8)
Saturday 1 December – DUBLIN – The Workman’s Club (€14.50)

Watch: Poor Moon ‘Holiday’

This sweet and surreal video features actor Tom Skerrit (Top Gun, MASH, Alien, Picket Fences, Brothers & Sisters) as a patient visiting a mental hospital where Poor Moon are his caretakers, popping pills and dancing with the band and other patients.

Directed by The Academy Creative Collective directors Austin Wilson & Harry Calbom, have a peek below…

Poor Moon are currently touring the US, just finishing a run of dates with labelmates Beach House.