East India Youth, aka William Doyle, was “sat down, a bit half cut and ready for mind-expansion” the first time he encountered London duo Grumbling Fur, live at Incubate festival in 2013: ideal conditions for revelling in the London duo’s astral-planing, shapeshifting avant-popscapes. The pair’s second album ‘Preternaturals’, released earlier this year, was an eclectic tangle of droning psych synths, creaking electronics and what Doyle calls “Pop with a capital P” that earned a 8/10 review from NME’s Matt Horton on release, alongside a tonne of praise from other quarters.
Reworking that album’s Depeche Modey standout ‘All The Rays’ to celebrate a string of upcoming Fur tour dates, including a slot supporting the Mercury Prize nominee in London on November 13, Doyle builds on the kaleidoscopic keyboards of the original before collapsing the track into a slow Eno-esque blanket of sound. “A match made in Heaven,” Doyle describes the remix, with a nod to the London venue they’ll be sharing the stage at in November. Sounds about right to us. Check out the track, as well as full tour dates, below.
September 29 – Village Underground, London with Suuns
October 18 – DimSwn Festival, Cardiff
October 20 – The Garage, London with the Charlatans
November 6 – Illuminations Festival, Camden Roundhouse, London
November 13 – Heaven, London with East India Youth
November 15 – Music Hall, Ramsgate
November 20 – The Custard Factory, Birmingham
November 21 – The Compass, Chester
November 22 – Wintersong Festival, Glasgow
November 23 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
December 7 – Brighton Komedia Theatre Bar, Wire’s DRILL Festival