Electrifying avant-pop straight from Montreal
Back in 2006, the Canadian outfit Islands hit the scene with their explosive, tropical-flavored debut, Return To The Sea. The result? Infectious songs decked out with cartoonish guitar riffs and quirky lyrics courtesy of brooding frontman Nick Thorburn. But before he and his band take the stage, Brazos and Fat Tony will set the pace. Oh, and we’re footing the bill for this one, so the only thing you have to worry about is having these jams bouncin’ around in your head all week. Not a bad tradeoff, huh? General admission. Over 18s only.
"Islands' charm... is all wrapped up in the richness of the production: unusual instrumentation and tiny flourishes create dense compositions that demand repeated listening."