Low Island are a band a lifetime in the making. Carlos Posada (vocals, guitar, keys), Jacob Lively (bass) and Felix Higginbottom (drums, percussion) met at primary school, meeting Jamie Jay (vocals, guitar, keys) in their early teens. They have been bouncing from rehearsal room to rehearsal room with each other for as long as they can remember.
Low Island, the most potent incarnation of their musical brotherhood, formed just over a year ago. Practice makes perfect, and the Oxford quartet have concocted a magical sound that is all their own. There could be no shortcuts to this destination. Low Island make music that only could’ve been made via a route of deep bonds, failed indie bands, successful DJ residencies at house nights, holidays together, techno festival adventures and studios in remote cottages.
They belong in the fine Oxford tradition of art-rock bands, from Radiohead to Foals, who want more than chin-stroking appreciation from their audience. They want to make people dance with some songs, lose themselves in others.
'Free spirited creativity, the band's fusion of billowing electronics and understated indie songcraft has powered two wonderfully infectious EPs'
Clash Magazine (Robin Murray), 7 September 2017
They occupy the middle ground between ‘In Rainbows’ electronic wizardry and the life-affirming bangers of Caribou'
DIY (New Music Guide) 2016
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