30 seconds interview: Low Island

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Oxford fourpiece Low Island came together over a deep love of Arthur Russell’s broken down disco and heartfelt house.

Taking his templates and twisting them into something more pop, they’re pumping out emotional electronics and sublime songwriting that hits you right in the chest.

We catch up with our previous Featured Artist of the Week to learn more about their sonic inspirations before they hit the road for festival season…

We first started writing music because…
We were all at school together and needed something to do on the weekends.

We have been making music since…
We were 13, but this project was only launched towards the end of last year.

Our music is…
Fun and sincere.

You’ll like our music if you listen to…
Caribou, Arthur Russell, Grizzly Bear.

Our favourite venue is…
Corsica Studios, London.

Music is important because…
It makes up for language’s deficiencies.

Our biggest inspiration is…
Mind blowing albums that make you rethink everything.

Our dream collaboration would be…
With Arthur Russell.

To try us out, listen to our track…
Holding It Down.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Completely fucked.

In 10 years’ time we want to be…
Working on a great album, hopefully not our first.

Low Island play at Latitude Festival on 14 July, Truck on 21 July, Farmfest on 29 July, Fieldview on 4 August and Twisterella on 7 October.

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