Low Island release live favourite ‘I Do It For You’
Debut album ‘If You Could Have It All Again’ out April 16th via Emotional Interference
Oxford quartet Low Island release new single ‘I Do It For You’ today, ahead of their highly anticipated debut album ‘If You Could Have It All Again’ – out April 16th via Emotional Interference.
Featuring additional production from lauded electronic artist Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – with whom they finished the track together with in his LA studio – ‘I Do It For You’ owns its own subtle swagger, pushing and pulling at the limits of sonic space. Taut drums, solid bass and Carlos Posada’s languid vocals are the only constants. The rest of the instrumentation buzzes with unpredictability, snaking off in random directions, before miraculously syncing up for the rhythmic silences that punctuates the song. The resulting cloud of pop-leaning electronic art-rock follows the traditional Low Island footprint, and is reminiscent of Radiohead, Caribou, or TV on the Radio.
The bubbling distortion that fades in and out in the background echoes the resigned frustration in the themes, as Carlos explains:
“This song is about someone recognising that they’re dutifully putting everything into a relationship that is fundamentally doomed, all for the sake of the ‘idea’ of love, rather than the person themselves.”
This falls in with the overarching narrative of the album – a reflection on, and release from, a confused yet necessary decade of painful first-hand discovery. Part self-reflective, part a story of literary and pop-culture protagonists trying to make sense of life.
Low Island are the real deal. This outfit craft the most insatiable and compelling compositions right now. These infectious melodies collide with the intricate elements layered to perfect the crucial ambiance for their latest release “I Do It For You”. The repetitive lyrics soon become this hook you’ll be singing back to in no time at all. The aura projects this certain ominous element before the intensity ramps up and you are truly left in awe. Easily one of the most fierce crescendos captured.
Acclaim for Low Island spreads far and wide – notably Radiohead’s Phil Selway and Peter Gabriel are professed fans. At press, indie titles (NME, DIY), breaking culture zines (CRACK, Clash) and broadsheets (The Independent, The Times) alike have championed. On the airwaves Annie Mac, Gemma Bradley and Greg James at BBC Radio 1 and Lauren Laverne and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music are all supporters.
Live the band have gone from strength to strength, selling out London’s Scala as well as regional shows around the UK, supporting Crystal Fighters at London’s Brixton Academy and across Europe, and making festival appearances at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Primavera, Lollapalooza Berlin and Latitude.
The support built up so far has resulted in around 7 million streams across platforms before an album has been released. Highlights including support from Spotify on New Music Friday UK, The Indie List, Indie Palace and a cover slot on Peach. Additionally, Amazon Music chose ‘Don’t Let The Light In’ as one of their Best Songs of 2020, and a placement in the vaunted FIFA 21 soundtrack has aided in discovery.
Low Island are Carlos Posada (vocals/multiinstrumentalist), Jamie Jay (Backing vocals/multi-instrumentalist/producer), Jacob Lively (Bass player, electric and synth bass) and Felix Higginbottom (Percussion/Drums).
‘I Do It For You’ is out now via Emotional Interference, ahead of debut album ‘If You Could Have It All Again’ on April 16th.
Pre-order here: https://low-island.lnk.to/IYCHIAAPR