LOW ISLAND OXFORD QUARTET RELEASE NEW SINGLE : ‘I DO IT FOR YOU”
DEBUT ALBUM ‘IF YOU COULD HAVE IT ALL AGAIN’ OUT 16TH APRIL, VIA EMOTIONAL INTERFERENC
Oxford quartet LOW ISLAND release new single ‘I Do It For You’ , 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.
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/multi-
‘I Do It For You’ is out on March 11th via Emotional Interference, ahead of debut album ‘If You Could Have It All Again’ on April 16th.
“Rippling electronic pop” – The Times
“Stunning” -The Independent“Crisp and snapping with energy… undeniable crea tivity”- Clash
“Occupies the middle ground between ‘In Rainbows’ electronic wizardry and the life-affirming bangers of Caribou”- D IY
“worthy of your attention”- CRACK“Music to be played in clubs for lost ex lovers”- NME
“Bridges the gap between the confines of popular music and boundless opportunity of the avant-garde” – The Line of Best Fit