Single Review: ISLAND - 'Ride'

Photo credit: Melanie-Tjoeng

'Ride' is the third single from ISLAND's upcoming album and the track shows no signs of stopping the run of success that the band has had recently and throughout 2017.

An 80s-influenced pizzicato-style guitar riff introduces ISLAND’s new single ‘Ride’, one that is making us even more excited for the release of their debut album, ‘Feels Like Air’.  Lead singer Rollo Doherty’s gravelly and subtly ragged voice breaks the guitar riff and brings in the drums of the track with the lyric “we ride this heartless road”.

The song features an interesting bridge between the chorus and the verses that makes Rollo’s impassioned voice seem like part of the instrumental. It is clear from this track that the band are as close and tight as ever in terms of their sound with ‘Ride’ epitomising the nostalgic and refreshing sound that ISLAND’s devoted followers have grown to love and that their new followers are excited to hear more of.

With a reputation as one of London’s most exciting bands, ISLAND will be playing an undoubtedly captivating and intense headline show at KOKO on the 23rd of May alongside UK and European tour dates, full dates available at the bottom of the page!

Words by Max Herridge

19 - Rotterdam - Motel Mozaique
20 - Berlin - Musik & Frieden
21 - Dresden - Polimagie @ Beatpol & Ostpol
23 - Heidelberg - Karlstorbahnof
24 - Amsterdam - Paradiso
25 - Urecht - TivoliVredenburg's Club Nine
26 - Hasselt - Cafe Cafe
27 - Paris - Supersonic

12 - Dublin - Whelans
14 - Liverpool - Buyers Club
15 - Glasgow - King Tuts
16 - Newcastle - Cluny 2
17- Manchester - Ruby Lounge
19- Nottingham - Bodega
21 - Bristol - Thekla
22 - Clwb Ifor Back
23 - London - KOKO