ISLAND sign to Frenchkiss and announce UK/EU Tour

ISLAND sign to Frenchkiss and announce UK/EU Tour

ISLAND sign to Frenchkiss and announce UK/EU Tour

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“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


It’s been a lively ride for London 4 piece ISLAND who announced themselves with debut EP ‘Girl’ at the back end of 2015 which saw debut single ‘Stargazer’ hit no. 7 of the UK Spotify viral chart. After just a handful of shows, the band headlined 800 capacity Scala last November and more recently took the step up to Heaven, the target venue for the top crop of major label guitar acts launching their debut albums.

ISLAND quite possibly might be the only indie UK act in recent times to hit this level of demand in the capital, and all before their attentions turned towards their debut LP which they are delighted to announce will be released through Frenchkiss (Diet Cig, Drowners, The Hold Steady).

Don’t be fooled however. If headlining Heaven was a right of passage the band have certainly put in the required groundwork to hit their stride. After extensive tours with Amber Run and Palace, the latter of which took them through Europe, ISLAND are as assured being the stars as they are reaching for them. Their cerebral take on pop readies them to take the baton from groups like Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club well evidenced in their Heaven crowd who weren’t shy belting their hook-laden choruses back at them.

Tickets for their upcoming UK and Europe tour can be purchased here:
Sat-Jul-01, UK, Gloucestershire, Barn on the Farm
Fri-Aug-04, UK, Leicester, 110 Above Festival
Sat-Aug-05, UK, Wiltshire, Fieldview Festival
Sun-Sep-03, UK, Bingley, Bingley Live
Sun-Sep-10, UK, Portmeirion, Festival no6
Sat-Sep-23, UK, Gloucester, Underground Festival – Gloucester
Sun-Oct-01, UK, Germany, Dortmund, Way Back When
Sat-Oct-14, UK, Sheffield, AMP Live Sheffield
Sun-Oct-15, UK, Hull/Norwich, All Dayer
Sat-Oct-28, UK, Lincoln, 2Q Festival
Sun-Oct-29, UK, Liverpool, Liverpool Music Week
Thu-Nov-02, UK, Manchester, Deaf Institute
Fri-Nov-03, UK, Newcastle upon Tyne, Think Tank
Sat-Nov-04, UK, Edinburgh, Stereo
Mon-Nov-06, UK, Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
Tue-Nov-07, UK, Nottingham, Bodega
Wed-Nov-08, UK, Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
Thu-Nov-09, UK, Leicester, The Cookie
Fri-Nov-10, UK, Bristol, Louisana
Sat-Nov-11, UK, Bristol, Komedia
Wed-Nov-15, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Sugarfactory
Thu-Nov-16, Germany, Koln, Blue Shell
Fri-Nov-17, Germany, Hamburg, Hakken
Sat-Nov-18, Germany, Berlin, Kantine am Berghain
Mon-Nov-20, Czech, Prague, Chapeau Rouge
Tue-Nov-21, Austria, Vienna, Chelsea
Wed-Nov-22, Germany, Munich, Unter Deck
Thu-Nov-23, France, Paris, Pop Up Du Label
Fri-Nov-24, Switzerland, Baden, Royal/Werkk
Sat-Nov-25, Switzerland, Nyon, La Parenthese

ISLAND are: Rollo Doherty (vocals, guitar), James Wolfe (bass guitar), Jack Raeder (guitar), and Toby Richards (drums).

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ISLAND sign to Frenchkiss and announce UK/EU Tour