The Isles - Eve of the Battle
I was surprised to read in the PR gubbings that The Isles aren’t from the UK but are infact (the record label) Melodic’s first major import from the States.
Eve of the Battle is the debut single from the New York based 4 piece. Even with a slight amount of Americana behind their musical stylings, you can clearly see that their influences are that of the massively important ‘Brit-Pop’ era. However even with the ghosts of Britpop past haunting them, they also have tinges of a little something else. For instance the excellent B-Side “Flying Under Cheap Kites” has a very early Mew sound to it with its excess of melody and toe-tapping backbeat.
I can’t wait to listen to the album, which is apparently already being recorded in their 4 story house-cum-recording studio. Really one to look out for this year, if they get picked up by a few DJs they’re sure to be a big hit.
You can watch the video to "Eve of the Battle" Here.