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Islands Share New Single “Carpenter” – “Islomania” Out June 11th on Royal Mountain Records

May 22, 2021
Photo credit: Jason Tippett

Islands Share New Single “Carpenter”

Appear on Tim Heidecker’s Office Hours Podcast

Islomania Out June 11th on Royal Mountain Records

Islands‘ anticipated new LP Islomaniais a little under a month from release on Royal Mountain Records, and today the band are sharing a final preview of the LP following an appearance from frontman Nick Thorburn on comedian Tim Heidecker’s Office Hours podcast .

 “Carpenter” is the third and final single from the indie legends’ first album back after retiring in 2016, and follows the previously released “(We Like To) Do It With The Lights On” and “Set The Fairlight”.

Each track that we’ve tasted from the forthcoming album, proves the unstoppable force that Islands are. Each release proud to unveil its own unique atmosphere all of which dedicated to captivating their eager audience. With “CarpenterIslands have yet again created this bold and substantial ensemble, another danceable creation with this momentous hook. 

Their sound has this intoxicating attribute captured within their tone, their melodic vocal notes, their standout beats, “Carpenter” will leave such an impression. Capturing this nostalgic flair emitting from the poppier notions and the building intensity, Islands bring this refreshing energy to their innovative ensembles and with their latest effort, they pack a track with influences of fun and emotion. Another memorable creation with an intimate edge.

A jangly, shimmering track that channels The Cure in moments with its layered guitars and synth lines, “Carpenter” has a more subdued and contemplative tone than the album’s first two singles, but flashes considerable dynamic depth and some engaging instrumental flourishes, which Thorburn credits to the work of the track’s producer Patrick Ford. 

This one was an early song that I demoed at home as a little throwaway,” Thorburn explains. “Unfinished, it sat on a folder on my computer collecting digital dust until I stumbled upon it many months later. I had completely forgotten about it and listening back, I was totally caught off guard. It sounded like I was singing someone else’s song. I was excited so I set about finishing it immediately. Once I’d tidied it up, I eventually brought it to producer Patrick Ford, who helped the band fine-tune the push and pull with regards to the quiet/loud sections. Lyrically it’s like a “woulda coulda shoulda” sliding doors-type imagining.

Islomania will be released on June 11th, 2021 via Royal Mountain Records.
You can pre-order it here.

1. Islomania
2. (We Like To) Do It With The Lights On
3. Carpenter
4. Closed Captioning
5. Set The Fairlight
6. A Passionate Age
7. Natural Law Party
8. Never Let You Down
9. Marble
10. Gore

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