Friday, 16 March 2018

LISTEN: Low Island - 'This Other Life'

In the space of just over a year Low Island have made huge waves, releasing some truly unique and brilliant music, playing shows to ever-growing crowds both in the UK and further afield, and earning themselves spots on various festival line-ups. They're one of my favourite bands at the minute, and I'm ridiculously excited to share the news that their new EP This Other Life has finally been released!

They've teased us over the last few months releasing four of the six tracks as singles, and I'd like to say that they've kept back the best till last but the quality is incredibly high throughout the entire EP! Opener Too Young is one of my favourite tracks of the year and the piano lead closing track Tomorrow remains completely sublime. Make it past the half way line in the release, and you're treated to The Lines, which is a safe bet for getting everybody up and onto the dance floor. My favourite at the minute is brand new tune The Whole World Tucked Away - but I'm adoring the entire release.



The band had filmmaker Ben Ogunbiyi follow them on the Low Island and Friends tour last year, which took in shows in the likes of their hometown Oxford, London, Manchester and Barcelona. They've just shared the product of this filming, a mini-documentary for DIY Magazine. It's a really interesting insight into touring life, the tight friendships among the band and their crew, and their approach when it comes to putting on a show - collaborating with other artists in areas such as illustration, movement and design. It is this desire to collaborate, to push boundaries and work against expectations that I think will really help to make the band successful. They've made a pretty good go of things so far, but this can surely only be the start of much more exciting things to come.


You can catch Low Island playing their biggest headline show to date at Scala in London on 26th April - tickets here!

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