Future Islands

9 gigs you can’t miss this December in Australia

December 1, 2017

2017 is in the homestretch as we count down the days until the new year. But don’t despair! We’ve picked plenty of gigs to keep you partying throughout the Christmas period. PAUL McCARTNEY The man who needs no introduction. He’s a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with 21 Grammys under his belt, […]

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The Shins set to return to Australia for December’s Fairgrounds Festival

August 17, 2017

Steel your indie loving hearts, because this year’s Fairgrounds Festival is about to take ’em on a ride this December as the country NSW festival welcomes The Shins back to Australia along with a stellar line up of artist for an unforgettable weekend in Berry. On December 8th & 9th, punters can catch The Shins with the […]

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Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2017

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan tent. Coming in like an energy drink, Confidence Man followed with an animated performance filled with little outfits, bubbly tunes and frantic dancing. “Boyfriend (Repeat)” saw the whole […]

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Interview: Future Islands talk The Far Field, Aladdin & more ahead of Splendour in the Grass

July 19, 2017

Future Islands have returned to Australia for an exclusive performance at Splendour in the Grass this weekend, but not before stopping by AU HQ for a catch up in Sydney. Having not been in Australia for a few years, the band reflects on previous tours out this way, where they have built up a strong and loyal fan […]

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Future Islands set to return to Australia later this year

July 18, 2017

Currently in the country in advance of their exclusive performance at Splendour in the Grass this weekend, we sat down with Future Islands today to talk about their long awaited return off the back of their new LP The Far Field. While talking about the Splendour show, the band let slip that they’d be back […]

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Bonnaroo celebrates 16 years of live music with Lorde, Flume and more over the weekend

June 14, 2017

Bonnaroo hit its full swing this past weekend with massive headliners that brought in tens of thousands. Saturday had three of the biggest names from three drastically different genres. Chance the Rapper kicked off Saturday night with as much energy and enthusiasm as anyone on the lineup. Ripping through his early work and touching on […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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Pandora wraps up four days at SXSW with performances from Future Islands, Tkay Maidza & more

March 17, 2017

It was a slightly different agenda for Pandora at SXSW this year as the digital radio service concluded their annual Pandora House at Austin venue The Gatsby earlier tonight. Running from Monday to Thursday and crossing into both Music and Interactive programming – as opposed to concluding on Saturday as in past years – Future […]

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Tkay Maidza, Jimmy Eat World and more confirmed for Pandora SXSW showcases

March 11, 2017

More juicy showcases are being revealed for SXSW, with Pandora’s updated showcases featuring Jimmy Eat World, Future Islands, and Australia’s Tkay Maidza. The music discovery platform Pandora has lined up four days of superb showcases, which they will be livestreaming, along with artist interviews, on the Pandora at SXSW station. Tune in from March 13-16th to get the lowdown, […]

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Future Islands share new track and announce release date for fifth album

February 10, 2017

You know those one-hit-wonder bands who play a gig on Letterman that goes viral and then we never hear from them again? Maryland based synth-pop trio and general unstoppable force Future Islands are not one of those bands. Future Island’s fifth studio album, The Far Field, will be released April 7th via 4AD/Remote Control Records and […]

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NYC’s Panorama Festival to feature Aussies Tame Impala, Nick Murphy, Jagwar Ma and Vance Joy amongst NIN, Alt-J and more

January 10, 2017

Situated in the Randall’s Island parklands, and delivered by the same folks who bring us Coachella (Golden Voice), NYC’s Panorama Festival is showcasing a jaw-dropping wealth of talent for their 2017 event. After debuting in 2016 with a lineup that boasted Arcade Fire, Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, The National, LCD Soundsystem and Run the Jewels, just […]

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LCD Soundsystem return and Future Islands cover Wham! in today’s Christmas tunes

December 25, 2015

Two new songs have sprung up for Christmas today, both from some very reliable names. First, LCD Soundsystem give us their first new material for years, adding fuel to the rumours of a reunion, crafting a hopeful Xmas tune that’s as poignant as one would expect from the title “Christmas Will Break Your Heart”. On […]

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Live Review: Gentlemen of the Road ft. Mumford and Sons + more – The Domain, Sydney (14.11.15)

November 17, 2015

The impending and inclement rain and the mud and the grey skies were no deterrent for the loyal music fans who descended upon the already trampled turf of the Domain. Gentlemen of the Road is part music festival, part band love-in all originated, hosted and curated by the lads from Mumford and Sons. The aim […]

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Live Review: Future Islands + Curse ov Dialect – The Gov, Adelaide (13.11.15)

November 16, 2015

There are few bands who I’ve been lucky enough to witness multiple times in the past few years who have managed to leave a starkly different set of memories with me following each set. The first time I saw Future Islands was earlier in the year at the Laneway Festival and they wasted no time […]

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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: November 13th – November 15th.

November 12, 2015

Future Islands – ADELAIDE Easily one of the most anticipated shows to come through Adelaide this year, Future Islands will be bringing the heat to The Gov. Having made their impact solidly earlier in the year when in town for Laneway, we’re super keen to see how Future Islands go generating that same ferocious energy […]

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William Cashion of Future Islands (US) on a rising profile & an Australian return!

October 2, 2015

Future Islands has fast turned into one of the world’s hottest touring bands over the past year and Australia has not been exempt to the Baltimore-based band’s effervescence and vibrant charm. Quickly making their impact on crowds off the back of successful appearances at Splendour in the Grass and then the Laneway Festival, where they […]

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