William Doyle, aka East India Youth, is a musician who encapsulates the experimental-pop sound of East London.
Combining strikingly original music with euphoric live performances, East India Youth has quickly become recognised as one of the most unique and captivating artists around. He has now unveiled his second album Culture of Youth, which you can stream in full below. Culture of Volume is his first release on the XL Recordings label, and follows on from his critically acclaimed, Mercury Prize nominated, debut album Total Strife Forever.
The first single from Culture of Volume to be unveiled was 'Carousel', a lucious, atmospheric ballad, highlighting Doyle's exceptional vocal abilities.
More recently, Doyle released the more upbeat synthpop tune, 'Turn Away'.
With influences randing from Berlin-era Bowie, Scott Walker, Brian Eno and Kraftwerk, East India Youth is pop at its most intelligent, writing melodies and accompaniments to pop songs as a skilled craft in stark contrast to the mainstream, formulaic commercial pop hits which have graced our radio stations for so long.
Culture of Volume is available to purchase now, here.
East India Youth has also announced his largest tour to date, taking in venues and festivals through the UK, Europe and North America. Full list below.
11.04.15 CARDIFF Din Swn Festival
24.04.15 LONDON Brixton Academy (w/ Jon Hopkins)
30.04.15 SAN DIEGO Casbah
01.05.15 LOS ANGELES The Roxy
02.05.15 SAN FRANCISCO The Independent
04.05.15 PORTLAND Mississippi Studios
05.05.15 SEATTLE Barboza
06.05.15 VANCOUVER Fox Cabaret
08.05.15 TORONTO Canadian Music Week
09.05.15 MONTREAL Case del Popolo
11.05.15 ALLSTON The Great Scott
12.05.15 NEW YORK Bowery Ballroom
14.05.15 WASHINGTON DC DC9
15.05.15 PHILADELPHIA Boot & Saddle
23.05.15 HAY ON WYE How The Light Gets In Festival
27.05.15 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
28.05.15 GLASGOW King Tuts
30.05.15 SHEFFIELD Plug
31.05.15 NORWICH Arts Centre
02.06.15 BRISTOL Exchange
03.06.15 BRIGHTON The Haunt
04.06.15 LONDON Village Underground
05.06.15 RAMSGATE Ramsgate Music Hall