Islands – Rough Gem

by Alex Hern

I don’t actually like Islands that much. Their music seems over produced, and while I sometimes appreciate the “Wall of Sound” approach, I think that it just obscures any melody that is in their songs. And don’t get me started on the the rapper, who doesn’t fit in.
But I do love, and I mean love, their song Rough Gem. With its breezy synth, and a structure that is far more than just verse/chorus, it reminds me of some of the best new music coming out of London right now.
If anyone can tell me where I should look for more Islands stuff of this quality, please do!
Islands – Rough Gem [MP3]