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East India Youth Announces Debut LP
Laurie Tuffrey , November 5th, 2013 09:24

Total Strife Forever set for release in January 2014; headline tour dates and teaser trailer below

And so, a little over a year after we first had a CD-R copy handed to tQ editor John Doran by East India Youth's William Doyle, he's announced the official release of Total Strife Forever, his debut album, a Jovian Bow Shock Award 2012 nominee and, simply put, one of the finest albums we've heard in a long time. It'll be out on January 13, 2014, via Stolen Recordings, and will be followed by EIY's first UK headline tour.

The album was briefly posted on SoundCloud last year, around the time we first interviewed Doyle, but Stolen will be giving it a full UK physical release, encased in Tida Bradshaw's excellent, accurate artwork (see above), with P-Vine putting it out in Japan. Total Strife Forever also features two of the tracks on the Hostel EP, 'Looking For Someone' and 'Heaven, How Long', released by the Quietus Phonographic Corporation - get hold of that here.

Have a watch of the teaser trailer (which makes use of Joe Spray's excellent 'Looking For Someone' video; watch it at the foot of the piece) below, with the tour dates, including a first headline show at London's Sebright Arms in a fortnight and support for Factory Floor next month, following. Tickets for the headline shows go on sale this Thursday, November 7 and stay tuned to the Stolen Recordings' website for details on getting hold of the album.

NOVEMBER
Wed 20 - Sebright Arms, London

DECEMBER
Tue 3 - Heaven, London w/ Factory Floor
Wed 4 - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds w/ Factory Floor
Thu 5 - Kazimier, Liverpool w/ Factory Floor
Fri 6 - Stereo, Glasgow w/ Factory Floor
Sat 7 - Gorilla, Manchester w/ Factory Floor

JANUARY
Wed 29 - Cathedral, Sheffield
Thu 30 - Gullivers, Manchester
Fri 31 - King Tut's, Glasgow

FEBRUARY
Sat 1 - Riddance, Liverpool
Tue 4 - Louisiana, Bristol
Thu 6 - The Lexington, London
Fri 7 - Green Door Store, Brighton

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