Today we are delighted to bring you the first fruits from new Manchester-based band South Island Son, a collective of exciting young musicians that are ready to make their mark on the city’s music scene and also further afield (revealing to us that they already have plans scheduled to tour France and the UK, early 2017).
The debut release ‘One Year At Sea’ delivers a tropical energy and a richness of americana, as if to say it was Vance Joy flirting with Jack Johnson but instead finds comfort in dancing the night away with Paul Simon.
The accompanying visuals for ‘One Year At Sea’ reveal the group’s natural dynamics as they jam out a harmonious and earthy performance of the song. Seeming at once spontaneous and measured, refined and relaxed, whilst remaining indefinitely genuine. At the heart of South Island Son lies a fondness for the storytelling of folk coupled with a real hunger for a bluesier funk of upbeat grooves and an embrace of jubilant rock.
As their first debut live show beckons, South Island Son will officially launch ‘One Year At Sea’ at The Eagle Inn on 23rd November. Tickets are £4 on the door.