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Future Islands

On March 24th, Future Islands released Singles, their debut album for 4AD and their boldest and most immediate work to date.

The Baltimore trio known for their “cathartic” (NPR) energy consists of enigmatic frontman Samuel T. Herring, bassist/guitarist William Cashion and keyboardist/guitarist/ programmer Gerrit Welmers. Herring's deeply poetic tales of heartbreak, love, and loss are finally up front and in high fidelity, thanks in part to a newfound creative partnership with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear).

Singles is the band’s latest full length album, following 2011’s On The Water (Thrill Jockey) which earned a Best New Track nod from Pitchfork for the song 'Balance' and 2010’s In Evening Air (Thrill Jockey) which the LA Times praised for its “icy synth-pop melodies [and] lo-fi soul.” The band played an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, the main stage at 2013’s Hopscotch Music Fest and perform over 200 shows a year.

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29th April
Two New Tracks, Letterman Performance

Two New Tracks, Letterman Performance

Future Islands

After returning to Late Night with David Letterman last night, a year after their groundbreaking network television debut, Future Islands have officially released two new tracks in the shape of 'The Chase' and 'Haunted By You'.

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10th February
Hollywood and UK Shows In September

Hollywood and UK Shows In September

Future Islands

Future Islands have announced a handful of new UK tour dates for 2015, playing their largest headline shows outside of London.  Tickets for all shows go on general sale on Friday 13th February.  The list of shows is below, along with respective links.

Further, the Baltimore group will open for Grace Jones at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on 27th September, with tickets onsale on the 3rd May...

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4AD Session 019

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Future Islands' 4AD Session feature live performances of album cuts 'Sun In The Morning', 'Doves', 'Seasons (Waiting On You)', 'Light House' and 'A Song For Our Grandfathers' accompanied by a string quartet and brass section. The session was directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard,