Enigmatic musical collective ELDER ISLAND return with sophomore project in the shape of 5 track EP ‘Seeds In Sand’

Bristol based trio Katy Sargent, David Havard and Luke Thornton deliver an intoxicating piece of work that builds on their unique sound, detailing intricate tapestries of influences including neo soul elements, left-of-centre pop sensibilities and eclectic bass mused together with a funk infused twist.

Katy Sargant’s rich and decadent vocals offer a sweet and soulful tone that flows over the top of multilayered synths, beats and melodic broodings. Sophisticated production and instrumentation boast how the band have continued to evolve within their own lane, avoiding them being led too far down one specific musical direction and instead allowing them to develop their heady lyricism.

Mixed by Sam Wheat (Rihanna / Amy Winehouse / Emili Sande) and Liam Nolan (Adele / Clean Bandit / Ellie Goulding) and mastered by John Davis (Royal Blood / FKA Twigs / The XX), ‘Seeds In Sand’ is the follow up from their 2014 self titled debut EP which garnered support from the likes of Huw Stephens (Radio1), Tom Robinson, Gilles Peterson (6Music), Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing West and nods from partners including Line of Best Fit, Clash Music, This is Fake DIY and XLR8R.

With standout track from the first EP ‘The Big Uknown’ amassing oer 1.5 million plays on Spotify, and with festival performances including Simple Things, Secret Garden Party and Lost Village, the band have shown that they can deliver flawless performances for both high-octane festival fields as well as more intimate and experimental settings.

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