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Low Island Announce Second Album “Life In Miniature” due November 4th via Own Label Emotional Interference

July 8, 2022
Photo Credit: Brian Rankin | Styling: Freya Douglas Ferguson
Carlos wears: Jacket by Luca Holzinger | Felix wears: Jacket by Danshan 

Low Island Announce Second Album “Life In Miniature” due November 4th via Own Label Emotional Interference

Oxford electronic-pop quartet Low Island announce their sophomore album Life In Miniature for November 4th via their own label Emotional Interference. It’s led by new single ‘Can’t Forget’ which is out now.

Described by the band as a ‘sonic photo album; a journey through three years of accelerated change that felt like a lifetime,’ Life in Miniature promises to be an exploratory exhibition – treading the line between granular, emotional introspection and Big Picture understanding and acceptance. 

First single ‘Can’t Forget’ is beholden to a languid groove, blending into a bombastic chorus that takes cues from Tame Impala and Foals. Throughout it is underpinned by the melancholic optimism and idiosyncratic production that has come to define Low Island’s sound, with space for a brash, spiralling guitar solo, rarely unleashed from their arsenal. This clash of old and new techniques echoes the sentimental approach towards recognition of the past whilst gazing forwards. 

As singer Carlos Posada elaborates: “it’s a reflection on the headyness of youth and a fear of growing up. Verse 2 is a nod to the day I left home; as I drove down the street, I caught my Dad crying and waving me away in the wing-mirror of my car. It’s one of those memories that gets printed right onto the front of your mind and that you never forget.” 

That excitement that came with the release of their debut album, that’s back! As the band showcases their stellar talent and ability to hook their audience, the new single is a shimmering affair of deep crescendos and obliterating intensity, delicate vocal notes, and this resilient energy that compels the listener. Their latest single once again captures this insatiable melody mixed with this wild attitude.

The track comes with artwork born out of a collaboration between Low Island, creative director and sculptor Freya Douglas Ferguson, photographer Brian Rankin and floral artist MOS, alongside a live video directed by the band themselves.  

The announcement of their sophomore album comes just over a year after the release of their debut, If You Could Have It All Again, an album that took stock of a 20s filled with false-starts, heartbreak and cyclical conflict, carving a path towards a better decade to come. It reached #17 in the UK Official Downloads Chart and #5 in the UK Independent Chart.  

It was swiftly followed by EP Just Another Dreamer, where they continued to hone their delicate balance of stirring electronics, indie rock and infectious pop, with Double J’s Zan Rowe comparing the ‘euphoric nostalgia’ of single ‘Everything Before Us’ to Caribou and Foals. This balance is one they have been devotedly fine-tuning over the years, firmly rooted in an independence that extends to everything from managing themselves, writing and producing their own music, directing their own videos and releasing everything on their own record label, Emotional Interference.  

It’s an independence that is paying off. The release of both album and EP resulted in sold out gigs across the UK, a packed out London Village Underground show and an announcement of their first EU Headline Tour. It has brought them accolades from The Line of Best Fit, Rolling Stone and PASTE, alongside play-listing from Double J, Deutschlandfunk Nova, NDR 2, with further support from KCRW, Triple J and BBC Radio 1. It has found them champions in BBC 6music’s Lauren Laverne and Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, who has previously lauded the band’s ‘unbelievable…soulful, intellectual creativity.’  

Paving the way for independent artists with their cathartic anthems about love, loss and life, Low Island follow in the lineage of Oxford bands RadioheadGlass Animals and Foals: tenacious, free-spirited and fearless. 

Live Dates
7th September – Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
8th September – Vienna, Waves Festival
9th September – Prague, Cross Club
12th September – Leipzig, Naumann’s
13th September – Berlin, Kantine
14th September – Hamburg, Haekken 
15th September – Cologne, Jaki 
17th September – Paris, Supersonic
2nd October – Birmingham, O2 Institute w/ X Ambassadors
3rd October – Manchester, Academy 2 w/ X Ambassadors

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