As it turns out, East India Youth is only one third true. William Doyle who fronts the electronic project is twenty-four, so has the youth, but his hometown is Bournemouth; certainly not anywhere in Asia. In fact the unique name derives from the East India Docks area in London where he wrote his first major effort ‘Total Strife Forever’. Said debut album was of course subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.
So what now, in light of Will’s second full-length ‘Culture of Volume’, as we anticipate his upcoming Bristol show? Expect to hear the likes of ‘Turn Away’ with its jarring synths that almost cross into rock territory and ‘End Result’, Doyle’s pessimistic foreshadowing of what’s to come, along with TSF-favourites like the burst of euphoria that is ‘Dripping Down’.
To see exactly what unfolds, head to the Exchange on June 2nd.
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