Last Night Baltimore’s Future Islands, who will soon release their new and fourth Album ‘SINGLES’, played Berlins C-Club and made everyone dance in their best 80’s style. Future Islands have been a secret tip for quite a while now, and with the release of the new album the chances that they will finally blow up are pretty good. They also seem pretty confident about the quality of the new material, or as singer Samuel T. Herrings said it with a smile before playing some of the new songs: "We took the whole year to cook some shit up"
I liked the 80’s synthie pop style of the band a lot. They always remind me of OMD, New Order, Visage and The Buggles – those bands who are totally danceable but still have a certain darkness, that will get you when you least expect it. This is probably also the reason why I enjoy listening to Future Islands so much, they trick you with some sweetness and later get you with their great lyrics and dark atmosphere. In a way Samuel T. Herrings is the better and less pathetic Morrissey, everyone always wished for.
Especially Herrings voice adds a very unique character to the bands songs. His energy and involvement on stage make Future Islands more than an 80’s synthie Pop revival band. Even if they've been around for a while they are surely there to stay - or to say it with the bands great lyrics of “An Apology”: “But I was surely there from the first, Here in my chest where you burst, I keep the crush, and the weight of the world”. Future Islands help you to go through the dark and gloomy days, and they sure will cheer you up again when you need it with their new album "SINGLES" (Release date 25th of March).