The Island Club are a five-piece from Brighton, who provide uplifting indie music with quirky melodies, dreamy soundscapes and disco licks.
We had a chat with Sam from the band, just in time for this year’s The Great Escape festival in their local town of Brighton.
For those of you who don’t know you, tell us a bit more about The Island Club and how you all got into music.
We’re 5 people from separate parts of the England, brought up on different types of music, all coming together in Brighton to combine it all into a funky synth mess.
Has living in Brighton had any influence on the sunny vibe in your music?
I’m sure it has to some extent, although I think we’ve written our summeriest songs in cold times of year. It’s probably some sort of escapism.
Describe your sound in three words.
Where do you cite your musical influences from?
They’re pretty varied across the band, and we don’t want to lean on our influences too heavily. Having said that, there are some common influences that most of us share, like Tame Impala and Peace. We love big sounds and we’ve definitely been influenced by psychedelic music, but we also enjoy writing pop music, so it’s a toss-up.
You’ve received great praise from some cool blogs and radio stations. What does that feel like?
It feels great! We’re really proud of what we make, so it’s really nice to see others enjoying it as well, especially those who are exposed to a lot of music.
We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
We’ve all been listening to different things, but we’ll just list some of them out:
Bibio’s new album “A Mineral Love”
Mura Masa’s new single “What If I go?”
Kllo have a single out from an upcoming EP called “Bollide”
Methyl Ethel’s awesome album “Oh Inhuman Spectacle”
The new The 1975 album
The boys will be playing The Hope & Ruin as part of TGE, today at 2:30pm – 3:00pm.
Sounds like: TOWER, Great Good Fine Ok, Youth Club, Olly Murs