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East India Youth

Genres: Electronic, Ambient, Experimental, Synthpop

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East India Youth is William Doyle, a multi-instrumentalist from Bournemouth, who cut his teeth in an indie group called Doyle & The Fourfathers when he was 17 while living in Southampton. Their demo was rinsed by Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music and they completed a couple of tours with the Undertones; later, he moved for family reasons to Ruislip in northwest-London. He then named himself East India Youth after the location of his flat in London's Docklands. The recording of Total Strife Forever started in 2010. In February 2013, Dripping Down was promoted by Stolen Recordings. After meeting John Doran, founder of The Quietus in 2012, the Hostel EP was released on the publication's newly created label, The Quietus Phonographic Corporation in spring of 2013. Looking for Someone followed in October 2013. The 2014 Mercury Music Prize nominee Total Strife Forever was released by Stolen Recordings in January of the same year with Hinterland and Heaven, How Long as featured singles. Carousel was released in February 2015, as an advance of the second album "Culture Of Volume" released by XL Recordings on April the 6th. The album was mostly recorded and produced at his London home, mixed by Graham Sutton, and named after a fragment of verse from the poem 'Monument' by Rick Holland. Turn Away was released as lead single from the album.