1/25/2018

ISLAND share new single "Ride", Debut album "Feels Like Air" out April 6

I S L A N D

SHARE NEW SINGLE "RIDE"
LISTEN HERE

DEBUT ALBUM FEELS LIKE AIR OUT APRIL 6 VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS


Photo by Melanie Tjoeng


"The one band everyone is raving about." - Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1
"Absolutely love" Annie Mac BBC Radio 1
"Impeccable indie newcomers" - Clash
"One of the most exciting bands at the moment" - Wonderland
"If you're stateside, get a head start on these guys, show your friends 
and be prepared for when they make it to a city near you." - IndieShuffle
"I've had them in my heart since their debut with Stargazer" - iheartmoosiq


Today sees the UK's ISLAND unveil new single "Ride." Blackbook Magazinepremiered the track and the band told them, "'Ride' really embodies the whole theme of our debut album - the idea of movement and journey was the cornerstone that brought the record together. 'Ride' itself is a song about freedom, adventure and the power that comes with being young." Blackbookcalls the track, "the sort of pensive, melancholy anthem of youth that just might propel them straight into the stratosphere.  With its ragged, ratatat rhythm and mournfully chiming guitars, its musically visceral, even chill inducing."




Led by an emotive, 80s-influenced guitar riff and the impassioned, profound vocal stylings of enigmatic frontman Rollo Doherty, "Ride" epitomizes the simultaneously nostalgic and refreshing sound ISLAND's devoted followers have grown to love. The single is the third track to be revealed off the band's forthcoming debut album Feels Like Air which will be released April 6 via the NYC-based Frenchkiss Records. It continues the band's unstoppable run of successes, including recent single "The Day I Die," which caused a stir late last year amassing over 538k Spotify streams. Previous to that the band shared"Try."  

Having spent 2017 firmly establishing themselves as ones-to-catch on the live circuit and festival tents, ISLAND's captivatingly intense shows have truly built the band's reputation as one of London's most exciting bands. Before they bring their show to North America this Fall (dates to be announced soon!) they have just announced a headline tour for the UK and Europe.  The tour precedes ISLAND's eagerly anticipated performance at Annie Mac's AMP event on February 22,  2018 alongside Tom Misch and Tom Tripp.


ISLAND is Rollo Doherty (lead vocals), Jack Raeder (Guitarist), James Wolfe(Bassist) and Toby Richards (Drummer).




ISLAND tour dates (more to be confirmed world-wide):

April
19 - Rotterdam - Motel Mozaique
20 - Berlin - Musik & Frieden
21 - Dresden - Polimagie @ Beatpol & Ostpol
23 -  Heidelberg - Karlstorbahnof
24 - Amsterdam - Paradiso
25 - Urecht - TivoliVredenburg's Club Nine
26 - Hasselt  - Cafe Cafe
27 - Paris - Supersonic
4-  Madrid - Costello
5 - Barcelona - La Nau

May
12 - Dublin - Whelans
14 - Liverpool - Buyers Club
15 - Glasgow - King Tuts
16 - Newcastle - Cluny 2
17- Manchester - Ruby Lounge
19- Nottingham - Bodega
21 - Bristol - Thekla
22 - Clwb Ifor Back
23 - London - KOKO

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