For my first post I am going start off with a song that has been the soundtrack to my summer drives the past few weeks.
I really loved Port Isla’s debut single ‘Sinking Ship’, a bouncy folk-rock track that was a promising for this up and coming four-some. But what really got me excited was single number two, titled ‘Adventurers’, a more delicate and precise track, nonetheless filled the same beautiful vocal harmonies and catchy melodies that graced ‘Sinking Ship’. Port Isla are a four-piece Folk band from Norwich, England. Started in late 2010 by two university friends, Will Bloomfield and Stanley Spilman. Adventures is one of the most incredibly infectious folk-pop songs I’ve heard in ages.
I could’t help but realize immediately that they sound a lot like Mumford and Sons. And I like Munford and Sons. A lot. After a few more listens though, I realized that these guys were more that just another M&S or Fleet Foxes, but rather a great addition to the Folk-pop genre. But more importantly, a great addition to my music library!
The band are currently working on their debut EP, but regularly release new material which is free to download from their Facebook page