On March 24th, Future Islands are set to release Singles, their debut album for 4AD and their boldest and most immediate work to date.
The Baltimore trio known for their â€ścatharticâ€ť (NPR) energy consists of enigmatic frontman Samuel T. Herring, bassist/guitarist William Cashion and keyboardist/guitarist/ programmer Gerrit Welmers. Herring's deeply poetic tales of heartbreak, love, and loss are finally up front and in high fidelity, thanks in part to a newfound creative partnership with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear).
Singles is the bandâ€™s latest full length album, following 2011â€™s On The Water (Thrill Jockey) which earned a Best New Track nod from Pitchfork for the song 'Balance' and 2010â€™s In Evening Air (Thrill Jockey) which the LA Times praised for its â€śicy synth-pop melodies [and] lo-fi soul.â€ť The band played an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, the main stage at 2013â€™s Hopscotch Music Fest and perform over 200 shows a year.
Following the release of Singles a fortnight ago, Future Islands have announced a run of UK and Ireland shows in November.
They will take in Dublin, Glasgow and Sheffield, before rounding up with their largest ever UK show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on 6th November. All tickets will be on general sale on Friday 11th April at 9am GMT...
Today marks the worldwide release of Future Islands' new album Singles. Having garnered critical acclaim, and following a celebrated first appearance at SXSW a fortnight ago, Singles is the band's first album released through 4AD.