The Isles
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The Isles


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"NME Album Review"

NME, "a slow burn album for all seasons" (8/10) - NME


Magnet, "Subtle, Skillful Smiths-Riffing" - Magnet

"The Guardian Album Review"

The Guardian, "Flashes of contemporary color in flight rhythms but a wash of late 1980s British Indies influences" (4/5) - The Guardian

"All Music Album Review"

The Isles have crafted a strong, slow-burning grower for their debut...winning because of their strong melodies and excellent playing. When they're firing on all cylinders as on the delightfully jaunty "Terraforming", they distance themselves leaps and bounds beyond their peers. Perfumed Lands is a subtle charmer that sounds better with each new listen. 3.5/5" -


"Back to Terriffic" (Binder, EP, 2005)
"fuck" in NY Noise(NYCTV 25) compilation
"True South" in Sundance Award winning documentary, The Education of Shelby Knox
"Eve of the Battle" (Melodic, Single, 2006)
"Perfumed Lands" (Melodic, LP, 2006)
"Summer Loans" (Melodic, Single, 2007)
"Justine" (Single, Digital Release 2008)
"Every Little Moment" (Single, Digital Release 2008)



The Isles first release, “Back to Terrific”, came out in 2005 on Binder records. The EP marked the beginning of their home recording adventures. The basement studio became known as “Action Jackson”; Jackson Avenue is the street they lived on. The EP was well received and with the help of a friend at warp records, they arranged a week long tour in London that led to their signing to Melodic records.

By the time they had signed to Melodic, “Perfumed Lands”, their debut LP was half complete. It too, was recorded at Action Jackson - with four microphones and a laptop.

Upon release, “Perfumed Lands” was praised by major publications such as “The Guardian”, “Magnet” and “NME”. A European tour followed.

On July 19th 2008, the group stepped into a commercial studio for the first time and began recording their third release, “Troika”.

The album was completed in twenty-one days. Release date TBA.


The Guardian: "Flashes of contemporary color in flighty rhythms but a wash of late 1980s British Indies influences" (4/5)

NME: "a slow burn album for all seasons" (8/10)

Magic RPM: "In thirty minutes and ten meticulous songs, The Isles have promised an eternity." (Album of the Month September 2006) (6/6)

Magnet: "Subtle, Skillful Smiths-Riffing"

Pitchfork: "Nearly as over-the-top as My Chemical Romance but even less believable" 4.7/10