Oxford quartet Low Island are gearing up for their highly anticipated debut album this Friday with new single ‘Who’s Having The Greatest Time?’.
The four-piece also announced a UK headline tour in September in support of the album ‘If You Could Have It All Again’ out April 16th.
‘Who’s Having The Greatest Time?’, is perhaps the best example of the influence the band take from New Wave and Art-Rock.
The track is a bouncy, arch toned single which takes to the likes of Talking Heads or LCD Soundsytem in delivery. This is married with the bristling electronics that bring it into the signature sound, taking cues from Caribou, Nicholas Jaar, Matthew Dear and Radiohead.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, in this instance, Jamie Jay explains the lyrical meaning: “Who’s Having The Greatest Time? is about the negative performative nature of Instagram, an environment which is constantly telling you that everyone only wants to see strength and victories, but seeing either of these makes us constantly depressed and insecure.
“The song is from the point of view of someone challenging a friend about how they both have come to use the platform.
“They then toy with the tempting and liberating idea of leaving the whole thing behind for good.”
This plays into the overarching themes of the album – a liberation from a 20s filled with cyclical-conflict and false starts. A cathartic goodbye to the things that are holding us back, in a perpetual state of limbo.
Low Island are comprised of Carlos Posada (vocals/multi-instrumentalist), Jamie Jay (Backing vocals/multi-instrumentalist/producer), Jacob Lively (Bass and keys) and Felix Higginbottom (Percussion/Drums).
To support the release of the album, Low Island will be playing a few live dates this September – check them out below. Pre-order ‘If You Could Have It All Again’ and get tickets from the band’s website www.lowislandmusic.com/
September Live Dates
3rd: Oxford, Jericho Tavern
14th: Manchester, Yes Basement
15th: Brighton, Hope and Ruin
17th: London, Moth Club
25th: Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
26th: Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham
Featured image by Evelin Van Rei
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