Future Islands Tour and Music News

Album Review: Future Islands – As Long As You Are

Posted on 19 Oct 2020 at 8:21am

It’s not uncommon for artists to gently criticize their past work when promoting a new release, but less so is it to create a single moment in your history which almost comes to define you live on television.

On their seventh album, Future Islands are finding a way to come to terms with both.

Firstly, let’s get it out of the way: Letterman. Singer Samuel T. Herring’s performance as your shredding uncle after a little too much booze remains landmark TV, although the singer freely admits that it was driven by a case of conscious spontaneity rather than getting lost in the moment. Whatever he knew about what he was doing that night though, he certainly had no idea the resulting hangover would last for so long.

Secondly, As Long As You Are sees the Baltimorean-via-the-world quartet now back in their more natural, hazier dream-pop environment after their less assured previous outing The Far Field, Herring unafraid to bluntly confess about it that the recording process was a rush job with one eye on a prominent slot at 2017’s Coachella Festival.

Despite the global disruption however, he’s found great personal happiness in a new relationship; much of the coming to terms with finding another human to complete you, rather than to power struggle with, is contained here in songs of veiled candor.

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New Music Friday: Future Islands – As Long As You Are

Posted on 09 Oct 2020 at 6:59am

Future Islands have released their sixth studio album As Long As You Are today – have a listen on New Music Friday below.

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Track Of The Week: Future Islands – Thrill

Posted on 15 Aug 2020 at 7:03am

Future Islands have our Track Of The Week after confirming their new album As Long As You Are for release later this year.

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Future Islands confirm sixth studio album As Long As You Are

Posted on 13 Aug 2020 at 6:56am

As expected following their return last month with the new single For Sure, Future Islands have confirmed their sixth studio album for release later this year.

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Future Islands release new single For Sure

Posted on 09 Jul 2020 at 7:18am

Future Islands have released some new music which could point towards a follow-up to 2017’s The Far Field album.

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Live4ever’s Best Of 2010s: The Tracks 25-1

Posted on 26 Aug 2019 at 8:17am

It’s the summer Bank Holiday in the UK today, and with mighty fine weather greeting it for once here’s part two of a playlist which might just add to the soundtrack for today’s activities.

50 of the best tracks to have been featured on Live4ever during the past decade have been picked out, this second installment featuring the likes of Idles, Kendrick Lamar, Laura Marling, Little Comets and A Tribe Called Red.

Check out the videos below, and find Part 1 right here.

Photos: Gary Numan, Future Islands and more play Bluedot Festival 2018

Posted on 25 Jul 2018 at 7:46am

The final chapter of Live4ever’s coverage from Bluedot Festival 2018 takes you through all four days at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, featuring Gary Numan, Future Islands and much more.

Gary Mather has the gallery.

Future Islands detail North American tour

Posted on 18 May 2018 at 9:43am

Future Islands‘ 2018 touring just got a whole lot bigger.

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The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Future Islands to headline Bluedot Festival

Posted on 30 Jan 2018 at 6:34am

The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips and Future Islands have been revealed as headliners for this year’s Bluedot Festival.

Future Islands remember their 2017 touring on Beauty Of The Road video

Posted on 14 Dec 2017 at 12:26pm

Future Islands will forever be able to look back on their epic touring schedule behind this year’s The Far Field album thanks to their new Beauty Of The Road video.

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