Music website The Quietus has announced that it is launching a record label, The Quietus Phonographic Corporation. Its first signing is East India Youth, aka musician Will Doyle, who will release an EP entitled ‘Hostel’ through the new venture on 25 Mar.
Says The Quietus’ John Doran: “I’d always said that I’d cut my own head off using nail clippers before we started a record label. I’d learned too much from watching other sites and magazines pour all of their time, money and talent into them, just to watch them spectacularly implode. It was, I said, like withdrawing all your money from a cash machine and setting fire to it while simultaneously flushing your own head down a toilet filled with goat’s piss”.
Still, Associate Editor Luke Turner added: “We ‘signed’ (if that’s the right word) Will Doyle because we were such enormous fans of his music, which is as excellent crafted and sharp as his shirts. We’ve not yet heard any of the new record he’s nearly finished, but we’re looking forward to him going massive on a bigger label so we can sit down with a brew and an Eccles cake in five years time and sagely say, ah, we knew young Doyle…”
You can here the track ‘Heaven, How Long’ from the ‘Hostel’ EP below, and you’ll be able to see Doyle perform live at these dates:
6 Mar: London, Shacklewell Arms
12 Mar: Manchster, Kraak
16 Mar: London, Birthdays
22 Mar: London, The Roundhouse
31 Mar: London, White Rabbit
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