London four-piece ISLAND share their touring plans and tell us about their pesky debut album (shh)
You’re off on your first UK/EU tour super soon in November! How excited are you guys? Got any big plans?
Couldn’t be more excited to hit the road again especially as it’s our first headline tour. Feels like it’s been a while too, as we’ve been busy writing our debut album this summer. We’ll definitely be mixing up the live set this tour as it’ll be our first chance to really test run some some of the album tunes.
You’ve just played Dot to Dot festival as well as a few other shows, any standout moments?
All three cities came out in full force which was great. Our personal highlight was sharing a van with our buds Otzeki for the weekend.
You just mentioned that you’ve started work on the album, can you tell us anything about it? Will there be a concept?
What’s next for ISLAND, post summer post November tour?
Isaac Gracie; we had Issac play our second head line show with us and we’ve always been in love with his voice, his new tune ‘All In My Mind’ is him at his best.
If you could collaborate with any artist on the line up, who would it be and why?
Who wouldn’t want Lucy Rose singing on one of your tracks?
What can people expect from your Barn on the Farm set? Any new spots for new material?
There may be a couple new tunes in the mix, you’ll have to wait and see…
How does playing festivals compare to your own gigs? Do you have a preference?
Festival Number 6, we’ve only heard great things.
What are your top festival survival tips?
Fanny packs are a festival necessity for us. That is all.