Islet - 'Released By The Movement'

Islet - 'Released By The Movement'

Their fanzines, the Shape label, the gigs they put on: there’s a lot to admire about Islet’s mini indie empire. But the most exciting thing about the Cardiff band has always been their records, as proved by 2012 debut ‘Illuminated People’....

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Islet – 'Triangulation Station'

Islet – 'Triangulation Station'

Taking an excursion with the Welsh band Islet is like getting into the back seat of a car blindfolded. Guided by the vehicle's movement, you will have absolutely no idea what corner you’re going to turn next or where you're going to end up. So...

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Islet - 'Illuminated People'

Islet - 'Illuminated People'

The music industry is a mess. Your band has almost no chance of ‘getting big’, and no guarantee of making money even if it does. So why not make yourself answerable to as few people as possible, and knuckle down to making the kind of music you...

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Islet - 'This Fortune'

Islet - 'This Fortune'

Islet’s philosophy? There are no gig spectators, just extra corporeal instruments. Their shows are always a riot, but if you’re seeing them this week, take a crash helmet – the first song from their forthcoming debut is brutally brilliant,...

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Album review: Islet - Wimmy (Turnstile)

Album review: Islet - Wimmy (Turnstile)

Until recently, Welsh scamps Islet were better known for eschewing promotional norms than they were for songs. June’s mini-album ‘ Celebrate This Place ’ was a sonic boom in the face to anyone who might have thought they had something to...

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