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Northampton, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Northampton, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"NewIslands - Paradise"

Back in March we became gushingly excited about the band NewIslands and an incredible track called Out Of Time. Since then it’s been relatively quiet in the waters surrounding NewIslands, but now waves are building. First there was the announcement that the band have secured a slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at this years Glastonbury Festival, and now NewIslands have revealed a new song. It’s called Paradise and excuse us whilst we explode with excitement again, but it’s as good, if not better than Out Of Time.

We called Out Of Time A.M.A.Z.I.N.G and so now we’re struggling for words, but we’ll start with masterly, gargantuan, epic and dramatically superlative. With Paradise NewIslands have dropped the pulsating electronic sound and instead created a lofty dark soundscape out of echoing funeral drums and turbulent slathering rock guitars. It starts with a gentle caress before writhing, wriggling and stabbing you in the heart with some dangerously high voltage power. Previously we referenced Hurts and this reference remains but only in terms of the way the song is structured, in terms of sonic similarities this time we hear Echo & The Bunnymen and possibly even the mid 80’s clarion call of U2.

NewIslands are rapidly becoming one of our favourite bands. Listen to them and they may become one of yours as well. Let's go on a journey to Paradise.

Phew, we’re going for a lay down in a dark room to take some deep calming breaths. Inspirational.
- Breaking More Waves Blog

"Newislands NME Blog piece"

NewIslands, meanwhile, could be their Midlands cousins. The drums are as biscuit tin, the synths equally flitty, but there's something much more British to them. Their single 'Out Of Time' swaps YG's hint of Scissor Sisters for something much more Hurts-y, imbuing their pop with a Drums-esque melancholy. Hear the original here. Our Is Tropical mix slows it down for an even moodier, growly take on the original. -

"NewIslands press linkss."

Click on the following link which will take you to our blog where you can read other press we have had recently. - various


Out Of Time, Youwillbefollowing records

Paradise, Free Download

Radioplay: Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens and Tom Robinson, Radio 1, Jon Kennedy XFM

Watch the Glastonbury performance here: as well as our debut music video.



NewIslands began life in a barn about a year ago. David Jones and Luke Shoesmith started writing together after meeting through a mutual friend. They bonded over a shared passion for artists like Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode, Japan, Kings Of Leon, Marilyn Manson; basically a love for pop music that pushes boundaries. Songs started flowing and everyone around them started getting really excited. Tom, Bogart and Raife joined in around May 2009 and the first gig was played for Mat Horne at his sessions night in Hoxton, London. Since then its been pretty full on for the band with support slots with Miike Snow, The Horrors, a Glastonbury performance and a debut single which was reviewed in NME, Myspace front page, and a lot of blogs in the UK, US and Europe. They are now working on finishing their debut album and releasing another single later in 2010.

Newislands are 5 working class lads from a small-town in the UK with great songs, and massive ambition.