Celestial Accommodation, East India Youth.

Celestial Accommodation, East India Youth.

Heinous things, are hostels. I’ve had the misfortune of mercifully, only temporarily inhabiting a fair few, most of which just so happen to have been those more grimy establishments of the Cataluñan capital, with each one somehow seeming inferior to the previous. I’d heard gnarly things of grotty shower heads, scuttling critters beneath sullied bedsheets and so on, but no number of tales to make your spine shrivel can wholly prep you for what can prove a pretty traumatic night’s one eye open. I’d condone giving it a go, if never returning though as far as the first slive sheared from the forthcoming début EP from Bournemouth native William Doyle, Hostel, may be concerned I’d steadfastly advocate many a recurring visit. Heaven, How Long begins with those same undulating arpeggios to have buoyed much of Clark’s sensational Iradelphic LP of yesteryear, before the East India Youth project grows up into an intimate knit of woollen vocals, dripping ticks and swollen inflammations of synth. It’s perhaps not quite as subversive as one might expect of an inaugural release from The Quietus Phonographic Corporation, though that does absolutely nothing to demean the innate originality of a recording positively bristling with a great British innovation.

Hostel is released March 25th.

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