The Work of Island: Problems from an ever-changing line-up whilst working in dingy London studios …
… Comes a new tale in the alternative.
From the fibres of the alternative rock scene – loosely translated as a much more tame beast as opposed to its distant relative of hard rock – ISLAND are a prestigious band gleaming with prospect.
Inspired from their distant adventures on the road, the band released their 2018 debut, Feels Like Air. Since then, they have kept themselves busy with European tours, stretching as far as the coast of North America, even. Whenever they have had time off the road, they’ve been knuckling down in the studio, creating joyous tales once more. In 2019, they released coveted EP, When We’re Still with Editors-inspired plateau, Just That Time of the Night.
Prior to all this however, it seemed that regardless of their reverent line-up, the name of ISLAND would prevail throughout as 2015 was the year when they such things to be true. With feelings of maturity and a hope filling the air, they released Girl in 2015. Who knew the beautiful simplicity of Stargazer would rise the band to new heights?
Bringing a completely new set of tools and brand to the wares of alternative music that seem simplistically beautiful in creation, they are bringing a fresh perspective to musical songwriting and ask for those to join the congregation.
Forged from the inspired thoughts due to their extensive time on the road, Feels Like Air, champions exactly that.
Music that is so effortless and seemingly made so emphatically, it is equally fair to listen every bit the same, too.
I’m sure those echoic guitars first thrilled the studio when they heard them.
Feels Like Air
Ride (a powerful album start-up)
Try (For fans of Grizfolk and Circa Waves)
The Day I Die (for fans of Editors and Radiohead)
Horizon (for fans of JAWS)
We Can Go Anywhere
God Forgive (empowering moments make it my favourite amongst the list)
Feels Like Air (self-titled makes it a close second)
Lilyflower (light acoustics settle the album to a close)