‘Dear Shareholder’ is EIOH first album since forming in 2007, released on Fierce Panda on Feb. 27th, 2012. The casual pace has been working in their favour: 2011 found the trio starring on the main stage at the 1234 Festival with the likes of Black Lips and The Raveonettes.
Nor have they been slacking on the recording front: championed by alternative icons as varied as Tim Burgess and Colin Newman of Wire EIOH have worked stealthily on the East London underground and released six singles on a selection of esteemed indie labels including Too Pure and 4AD.
Of those previous products last year’s ‘Appletree’ single and their most recent double AA-side ‘Aching, Breaking’ / ‘Drumming Around The Room (Parts 1 & 2)’ – released on the Tim Burgess-owned O Genesis label in summer 2011 – make the cut on ‘Dear Shareholder’, with another seven prime examples of pop-defying melodic bendiness bringing up the gently riotous rear.
EIOH tour schedule for 2012 see the band back in Paris (where they already played Ladyfest in 2011), heading to East Europe and Ukraine, playing in Rome with Gross Magic and a Design Week related event in Milan, joining Camden Crawl in London and packing for one week of gigs in Japan in July 2012!