On 27 October, East India Youth will release an extended version of his stellar record Total Strife Forever. It will feature his 54 minute long soundtrack to the 1916 silent film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which you can listen to an excerpt of below. In a press release, he explained the reimagining of the soundtrack and what the film means to him:

"I was initially approached by people who were running the film section at Bestival 2013 to perform a live soundtrack to the 1916 silent version of ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’, directed by Stuart Paton. The film is a groundbreaking piece of cinematography, featuring as it does the first underwater sequences in a motion picture ever. The atmosphere and darkness of the underwater shots were a good fit for my general style, and I'd long been waiting to soundtrack a film so I jumped at the chance. My score is actually to a special edit of the film provided by the festival, and I performed it live to an audience of about six people at half past midnight immediately after playing my usual set in a different tent. Most of the work on the score was completed around the time I was doing the final mixing on ‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER’, so one of the pieces and quite a few of the effects I used on the album found their way onto the soundtrack as well. There are plenty of other departures here stylistically though. It was a big challenge for me creating this soundtrack, and while it is far from perfect, I do feel it's a good companion piece to ‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER’. Enjoy."

  • Tour Dates:
  • Oct 23 Cypress Avenue, Cork, IRELAND
  • Oct 31 Primavera Club, Barcelona, SPAIN
  • Nov 1 Cathedral, Manchester, UK
  • Nov 8 Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, ICELAND
  • Nov 13 Heaven, London, UK
  • Nov 17 Mercury Lounge, New York, USA (headline)
  • Nov 18 The Chapel, San Francisco, USA (main support to Gruff Rhys)
  • Nov 20 The Echo, Los Angeles, USA (main support to Gruff Rhys)
  • Nov 22 Glasslands, New York, USA (headline)
  • Dec 6 Drill Festival, Brighton, UK
  • Dec 11 Canal Mills, Leeds, UK (main support to Wild Beasts)
  • Dec 12 Urban, Perugia, ITALY