April 12, 2018

Island: Feels Like Air

Naming your band to a piece of land in the middle of the sea and writing deathwish songs makes sense for young indie rock band from London craving for splendid isolation. The members of Island are struggling with all the shit of early adulthood, and while they ensure the listener that they still love their mums, an adequate replacement hasn't been found yet.

Their debut album Feels Like Air is filled with mid-tempo songs, driven by jangling guitar and rather excessive use of cymbals. It's all over the top. with highs and lows but no middle ground during which they take a breath and face the problems in hand. All they want is to escape and while that's not a bad idea as such, it gets a bit tiresome after awhile. There only so much passion and pain that can be crammed into the lyrics. Still, misunderstood teenagers will love them.

Island:
Rollo Doherty: vocals
Jack Raeder: guitar
James Wolfe: bass
Toby Richards: drums

Feels Like Air is released thru Frenchkiss Records (vinyl, CD, digital).

Tracks:
  1. Ride
  2. Try
  3. The Day I Die
  4. Something Perfect
  5. Interlude
  6. Horizon
  7. Moth
  8. We Can Go Anywhere
  9. God Forgive
  10. Feels Like Air
  11. Lilyflower

Europe:
  • 04/12 Rough Trade East, London, UK
  • 04/19 Motel Mozaique 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 04/20 Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
  • 04/21 Polimagie Festival 2018, Dresden, Germany
  • 04/23 Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 04/24 Paradiso Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 04/25 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 04/26 Café Café, Hasselt, Belgium, FREE SHOW
  • 04/27 Supersonic, Paris, France, FREE SHOW
  • 05/04 Costello Club, Madrid, Spain
  • 05/05 La Nau, Barcelona, Spain
  • 05/12 Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland
  • 05/14 Buyers Club, Liverpool, UK
  • 05/15 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK
  • 05/16 The Cluny 2, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  • 05/17 The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
  • 05/18 Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, UK
  • 05/19 The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, UK
  • 05/21 Thekla, Bristol, UK
  • 05/22 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
  • 05/23 KOKO, London, UK
  • 05/31—06/02, Modular Festival 2018, Augsburg, Germany
  • 06/29-06/01 TRNSMT Festival 2018, Glasgow, UK
  • 07/05—09 Barn on the Farm 2018, Gloucester, UK
North America:
  • 09/12 Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 09/14 The Vera Project, Seattle, WA, US
  • 09/15 McMenamin's Mission Theater, Portland, OR, US
  • 09/17 Café du Nord, Swedish-American Hall, San Francisco, CA, US
  • 09/18 Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • 09/20 The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa, CA, US
  • 09/21 The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US
  • 09/22 Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ, US
  • 09/25 Stubb's Jr., Austin, TX, US
  • 09/26 Three Links, Dallas, TX, US
  • 09/28 recordBar, Kansas City, MO, US
  • 09/29 First Avenue & 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN, US
  • 10/01 Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL, US
  • 10/02 The Basement, Columbus, OH, US
  • 10/04 Great Scott, Allston, MA, US
  • 10/05 Songbyrd Music House, Washington, DC, US
  • 10/06 Baby's All Right, Brooklyn, NY, US

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