Carving out a genre-defying space for themselves in our musical landscape, Elder Island captivate with shapeshifting songs wherein textures matter as much as melodies, and lyrics are littered with crypticism. Attempting to categorise this Bristol-based band is fruitless, as the trio’s sound cherry-picks and transforms elements from genres as diverse as electronica, indie, pop and neo-soul. The result is a web of sound that threads poetic lyricism and unfamiliar instruments over a backdrop of electronic elements and synth-heavy dance beats. Katy Sargent’s vocal is soulful and poignant, but also equally as comfortable delivering catchy hooks worth of any respectable R&B or pop hit.
Their streams have exploded to more than 5 million per month reaching far around the world, evidencing their huge fan base in the UK and Europe, as well as in the USA and further afield. Following a summer of festival shows, in early September 2019 the band will commence a second North-American and European tour of over 35 dates in 33 cities across 14 countries. They are scheduled to play two consecutive nights In New York first at Elsewhere then at the Bowery Ballroom, and at other prestigious venues including The Fillmore in San Francisco, and the El Rey Theatre in LA. Already booked to play Camden’s Roundhouse, London in November of this year, it is clear that the band’s popularity and critical repute is growing with increasing momentum.