Eight years on from his stunning show as East India Youth, William Doyle returns to Ramsgate under his own name on October 26th!
His 2021 album Great Spans of Muddy Time is an art-pop masterpiece, and there’s already a new record set to release next year, recorded right here in Thanet…
“A maximalist Lynchian heaven” – Loud & Quiet (10/10 Review)
It’s nearing a decade since William Doyle released his Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, Total Strife Forever, as East India Youth in 2014. A year later, he had toured the world and was releasing his second album, Culture of Volume, but it would be another four years before Doyle returned with his third full album, and the first official release under his own name. The dizzyingly ambitious Your Wilderness Revisited arrived in 2019 and was followed in 2021 by the art-pop masterpiece, Great Spans of Muddy Time. A fifth album is being readied for release in 2024, recorded in his new hometown of Margate; it is his most ambitious, dynamic and immediate record yet.
Recording in bedrooms since the age of 14, William Doyle has made it his mission to create vast soundscapes and progressive song structures without the most sophisticated technology. William released his first solo music in 2008, before becoming the singer and songwriter of indie pop band Doyle And The Fourfathers. From there, William became known for his electronic music under the name East India Youth, releasing two critically acclaimed albums, including Total Strife Forever which was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize.