Sat 14 Oct 2023

Islet Album Launch Show

Doors 7.30pm   Tickets £11

Islet is a Welsh quartet whose free-spirited invention and exuberant intensity is hypnotic, exhilarating and defiantly unique.Islet have released three studio albums and four EPs. They have been shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize twice: in 2012, for Illuminated People and in 2020, for Eyelet. Islet is all about being subsumed in sound, with a fierce urge to challenge, to embrace, communicate, excite and, ultimately, set their audience free. They are following their own course, awash with synthesisers with a rhythmic pulse creating a delicate balance between repetition, volume and the romance of time, an ecstatic experience through music.

‘Soft Fascination’ is released 29th September on Fire Records. They’ll be performing live shows across the UK around the album’s release this Autumn.

“They blew my mind. It was the perfect mix of experimentation and entertainment, brain and heart engaged simultaneously” Stewart Lee

“Islet are undoubtedly one of the best live bands playing in Britain” Loud & Quiet

"Islet have done the impossible: made avant-garde polystylist art music ludicrous amounts of fun" NME

With support from:  Peiriant  An experimental duo based in Mid Wales, consisting of Rose and Dan Linn-Pearl. They perform with electric guitar, violin and found objects. Peiriant pursue moods of minimalism, drone, post-rock, soundscape and spoken word. Their semi-improvised compositions summon mellifluous and somatic audio environments, characterised by the push/pull tonal relationship between the two instruments.

                             Honddu  Alternative electronic pop duo Honddu (Holly Müller and David Neale) wrap their catchy melodies via a tape machine and create dark exhilarating atmospheres using synth, guitar, violin and vocals.

                             Records Retrieval Service DJ  Before, in-between and after the live acts is a DJ set from The Records Retrieval Service. Usually, this is a radio show from Henry Widdicombe. The Records Retrieval Service supplies the best new music and just records that Henry wants to play based on his mood that particular day. Listen to the radio shows here:

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