by Noctis Online


Music October 30, 2017

London-four piece ISLAND return from a summer of writing and recording with new single ‘Try’. And in doing so are ready to claim the title of most exciting, emerging young British indie band. Having risen stealthily through the ranks over the last year, they have released music independently and sold out their now signature live show.

‘Try’ was released earlier this month and is both cinematic and empowering. It showcases the effortless way in which the group mix dreamy vocals with an infectious sound. Their lyrics are relatable and are intertwined with rich textures and atmospheric guitars. To coincide with the new single, ISLAND also released the video counterpart. Inspired by the film ‘Ten Meter Board’, it was directed by Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck. You can watch it here.

photo credit | Mel Tjoeng

‘Try’ is the sound of ISLAND coming into maturity. They are ready to take the baton from artists like Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club and Kings of Leon, with their heady and cerebral take on pop. Speaking about the track, frontman Rollo Doherty said, “‘Try’ is a reminder of the fragility of love, and the effort it takes to hold together something that was once easy”.

Little over a year ago they announced their debut EP, ‘Girl’. The band formed over a mutual love for each members’ appreciation of diverse musical genres, and have bit-by-bit built a reputation as one of London’s most exciting bands.


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