ISLAND: “Yesterday Park” – Album Review


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We’re no strangers with the work of ISLAND on here.

Encompassing the soothing tones of underground indie/alternative rock scenes in dingy London studios, we have felt at one with this band before with their eclectic debut, Feels Like Air in 2018 – a story directly inspired from the time on the road.

Following their success story from Feels Like Air, enters an unlikely follow-up of Yesterday Park. With the debut embracing the feeling with freedom, this one couldn’t be more of the polar opposite. Recorded within a semi-lockdown of sorts, Yesterday Park is a self-reflective and a more emotive visioning of our music industry during a time where there wasn’t technically an industry to wave the flag under.

Wishing for longer days in our lifetime (“They’re telling me the world has caught on fire/But I can’t see a single frown outside/Where did my young days go?”) to reflecting on when forgotten moments were “simpler” (“Hey, yeah, do you remember the times?/we said that the city was yours and mine/Hey, yeah, do you remember the times? /We’d forget the world and just stare at the sky,”) is nothing for a longing to dream again.

4 responses to “ISLAND: “Yesterday Park” – Album Review”

  1. Andrew avatar

    I listened to a few songs on bandcamp. I don’t know the band, but I hear some hints of Phoenix, Hot Hot Heat, perhaps some Bloc Party. I like the drum sounds.

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    1. manvmusic avatar

      Yeah, the rhythmic-thunder is a prevalent topic of discussion with this band. I hear a lot of Tame Impala and Radiohead influences mixed up in there too!


  2. the press music reviews avatar
    the press music reviews

    I gave them a listen on bc, and quite enjoyed it. Thanks for the head’s up.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. manvmusic avatar

      Yeah, they’re quite impressive; they’re slowly becoming one of my top 10 bands this week as listening material. Thanks for the share, my friend!


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