In the modern age, it is increasingly difficult to find bands with a truly distinctive sound. Many acts are recycled versions of a “popular formula”, but Future Islands is the complete opposite of this. Their synth-pop style, combined with Samuel T. Herring’s unique voice/tone create a dynamic combination. Their lyrics are calculated and meaningful, providing lines such as “You spend your whole life wishing and working, all you get is the end of the rope”.
Release date: April 7, 2017
Similar artist(s): The War On Drugs, Beach House
Top tracks: Ran, Through the Roses, Beauty of the Road