Having just released their new single ‘Holding It Down’, Oxford based electro four piece Low Island are set to play their first ever festival as a band this May at Dot To Dot! With soothing vocals, enticing synths and a cool vibe that’ll have you dancing all night long; Low Island are not ones to be missed at this years festival!
They recently took the time to chat with us about the new single, Jordan Allen and their upcoming takeover at London’s Electrowerkz.
Have you played D2D before and how are you feeling about performing there?
This will be our first ever year performing at D2D, and will actually be the first festival we’ve ever played as a band which makes it all the more special. We’re practicing hard and looking forward to taking our live show on the road.
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Which city are you most looking forward to playing? (Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham)
We’re looking forward to all three of them but we’ve never been to Nottingham and Jamie was a mega Robin Hood head as a kid…so it will have to be that one.
From the initial line up, who are you most excited to see?
We’re really looking forward to seeing our friend Jordan Allen. Carlos worked as an engineer on his first few releases. He and his band are top guys and we’ve been watching the footage of them on tour with The Sherlocks. Looks like it’s really kicking off so we can’t wait to see it in the flesh. We’re gonna go and scream along to ‘White Lines’.
You just released your new single ‘Holding It Down’, how does it feel to release it into the world?
We’re so happy for it to be out and it’s been great hearing it on the radio in the car. It’s been kicking around for a while. Now that it’s out, it’s great that we can’t mess around with it anymore.
This is one of the first festivals of the year, what was the first festival you went to?
Jamie saw Rage Against the Machine at Reading ’08 at the age of 16, and it was totally incredible. He’s still well into them (we all are).
If you had to choose one city to stay in for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Manchester’s got Guy Garvey, the Whitworth, and the Curry Mile…what more do you need?
What can we expect from you in the next few months?
We’re releasing loads more music, we’ve got a video coming, and we’re curating a big takeover at Electrowerkz in London (Fri April 21st) with the promoter Parallel Lines, which we’re really excited about. We’re calling it ‘Low Island & Friends’ and it’s gonna be just that. We’ve got loads of people who we love to come and play, DJ and perform. One of the highlights for us is a dance piece choreographed by the amazing Sara Green, which we’ve soundtracked.
Why should fans make the effort to catch your set?
Our live show is a different totally beast from our recordings. It’s much more raucous and raw.
Low Island’s new single ‘Holding It Down’ is out now