Northampton, England, GBR

We are a 5 piece band who play epic and dreamy grunge pop. Think Depeche Mode with guitars, and Pink Floyd at their most pop. 2010 was a great year with a BBC Introducing Glastonbury performance behind us and radio one, 6 music and XFM plays to our name. We are looking forward to finishing our album


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.


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.