Future Islands

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Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner: 'I became incredibly adept at outrunning myself'
The US indie star who has played with Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten and more is confronting emotional blindspots on her stirringly brilliant new album

Laura Snapes

06, Apr, 2021 @1:21 PM

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'Magic happens, often': Christine and the Queens, Haim, Nile Rodgers and more on the joy of live music
Musicians on the thrill of playing live – and what we can expect when gigs return

The Observer

07, Mar, 2021 @6:44 AM

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Future Islands: As Long As You Are review – intensely moving
A sixth album from the Baltimore synth-pop band finds their music as urgent and impassioned as ever

Phil Mongredien

11, Oct, 2020 @2:00 PM

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'We lost ourselves': Future Islands, the synthpop band who nearly blew it
The US group became virally famous in 2014 – but then rushed out a ‘condescending’ follow-up album. Now, charged up by love and self-confidence, they’re back on top

Derek Robertson

09, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Bluedot festival review – Gary Numan makes waves at science-pop mashup
The Flaming Lips and Future Islands share the limelight with fake fungi and a luminarium at the event where revellers can flaunt their geek bona fides

Daniel Dylan Wray

23, Jul, 2018 @12:31 PM

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Green Man festival review – rock stars rattle Welsh bones in gala of goodwill
Skinny-dipping revellers were treated to ale, acid techno and a dramatic outing from PJ Harvey during a weekend overflowing with generosity and warmth

Malcolm Jack

21, Aug, 2017 @1:49 PM

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Glastonbury 2017: Friday evening with Radiohead, Lorde and the xx – as it happened
Sleaford Mods and Dizzee Rascal sent out the rhymes, Lorde graced the Other stage and Radiohead were the Pyramid stage headliners for the first big night of Glastonbury 2017

Alex Needham

23, Jun, 2017 @11:28 PM

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Future Islands review – not drowning but raving
Future Islands’ Samuel T Herring is one of the most sweatily intense singers around, but it’s not just theatrics

Kitty Empire

30, Apr, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Future Islands review – new heights of performative kamikaze
The synthpop band’s Samuel T Herring was a joy to behold, throwing shapes including a robot move not busted since 2004

Graeme Virtue

28, Apr, 2017 @11:57 AM

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Future Islands: The Far Field review – an accomplished follow-up

Phil Mongredien

09, Apr, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Future Islands: The Far Field review – thriving masters of modern synth-pop

Jon Dennis

06, Apr, 2017 @8:30 PM

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Katy Perry among 86 artists announced for Glastonbury 2017
Pop superstar joins Solange, Barry Gibb, the xx, Biffy Clyro, Stormzy and the Jacksons down on Worthy Farm

Michael Hann

30, Mar, 2017 @7:01 AM

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