EIY’s debut album ‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER‘ has been shortlisted for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The winner will be announced on the evening of 29 October during the award ceremony at London’s Roundhouse venue.

The other nominees are

Young Fathers – Dead
FKA twigs – LP1
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long See You Tomorrow
Anna Calvi – One Breath
Nick Mulvey – First Mind
Go Go Penguin – v2.0
Jungle – Jungle
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Polar Bear – In Each and Every One
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
Royal Blood – Royal Blood


John Muir pretty much invented National Parks. A Scottish-American naturalist and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, he championed the National Park bill that was passed in the States in 1890, establishing the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Continue reading