The Austin 100: William Doyle William Doyle builds a power-pop blowout that's almost overwhelming in its grandiosity.
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The Austin 100: William Doyle

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William Doyle.

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Hometown: Chandlers Ford, England

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: Back when he recorded brainy electro-pop music under the name East India Youth, William Doyle was nominated for 2014's Mercury Music Prize. But Doyle shed the moniker a few years back, while also greatly building out his sound: Late last year, he released Your Wilderness Revisited, an arty and expansive set that expounds on Doyle's newfound appreciation for British suburbs. "Design Guide" takes an especially ambitious journey, opening with a spoken-word reading by Brian Eno before building to a power-pop blowout that's almost overwhelming in its grandiosity.

Listen to William Doyle's "Design Guide (feat. Brian Eno)"

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