After their sold out show at London’s Scala last November, ISLAND prepare to headline Heaven on the 3rd of May. An incredible feat when you consider they have released only a handful of singles to date. But then again it’s all part of this new indie bands commitment to dream big and release music independently, on their terms.
From their inception ISLAND are a band that have always loved the unique and spontaneous connection of the live show. Their star began to ascend when they sold out Oslo two months in advance last April 2015 prompting the move to book 800 capacity Scala and now the infamous Heaven.
As an unsigned band still firmly at the start of their career, this is indicative of the momentum building behind the band and dedicated fan base.
The London quartet have swiftly broken into the public consciousness since teasing the tracks that would comprise their debut EP ‘Girl’, released winter of 2015. Lead single Stargazer landed on the Spotify worldwide viral charts at no.7 clocking up over 2 million streams so far. After a string of high-profile festival dates and some Radio 1 backing – including some vocal support from Huw Stephens who proclaimed them “The band everyone is raving about,” the fervour surrounding the group is quickly mounting and only the most habitual of cynics would deny that their ubiquitous appearances on 2017’s watch-lists are assured.
ISLAND continue to deny any expected trajectory, their unstoppable presence in live, at radio and online is something impossible to ignore.
ISLAND are: Rollo Doherty (vocals, guitar), James
Wolfe (bass guitar), Jack Raeder (guitar), and Toby Richards (drums).
released February 3, 2017
“The one band everyone is raving about” - Huw Stephens
“A direct reminder of how mellowed-out,
heartfelt songwriting can still hit like a ten-tonne truck,” DIY
“The band’s live shows boil and bubble with a
nascent energy,” CLASH