One of the smoothest mature outgoing alternative EP’s I’ve heard lately, actually I wish it was a full album.
#favsong: Nighttime Written Blues
Rollo Doherty (vocals, guitar), James Wolfe (bass guitar), Jack
Raeder (guitar), and Toby Richards (drums) began various bands of the
folk/indie variety, before fine-tuning their sound, and starting to
play shows earlier this year. Think Foals, think early Arctic Monkeys,
and immediately, the shoe-gazing, trip-hopping timbre of South East
England springs to mind. Although now residing in London, the calibre of
ISLAND isn’t a far cry from such bands. With ebbs and flows that
spellbind, peak, and evolve, the four-piece create music that breathes
range within its songs, and simply, just breathes.
ISLAND arrive with this their bold four track debut EP. A beautifully
varied introduction, self-written and produced, the record boasts a
cinematic and ethereal sound, at times gritty and others a mature