Private Island – Sunbreak | EP Review

WHEN: JULY 8TH | LOVE.LIKE.ALRIGHT: LOVE

Private Island is a band comprising of SIX PEOPLE determined to knock your socks off and throw your feet to the dancefloor with the release of their second EP Sunbreak. These guys’ flair for indie rock and funk have gained them quite a bit of attention thanks to the release of some popular singles in the form of ‘Enough’ and ‘Drugs’, and now look to come in strong with this new EP.

Single ‘Drugs’ kicks off Sunbreak with a dramatic drum beat that sends shivers down your spine and grooves to your hips as it combines with a bluesy guitar lead and some subtle guitar noodles which compliment everything nicely. Vocals pair up to add some real emotion into the music, often erupting in a massive sea of passion for a chorus which is full of layers and layers of sound. It’s a great way to kick things off.

The newest single ‘Trouble’ follows suit with a more immediate display of catchy drumbeats and summery guitars to further push Private Island’s knack for producing the good stuff. The guitars are turned up just a little bit more to add some real urgency to the track, and the subtle hint of synthesisers in the background bolsters out the sound too. Another fine tune from these guys.

My personal highlight comes in the form of ‘Seabass’ which turns the tempo down a notch for an intro that aims to add some emotion amongst all of the vibrant riffs. It’s chilled vibe is accompanied with vocals that harmonise very nicely together, before the band delivers what’s possibly the best piece of instrumentation in the entire EP. This section of music is comprised of scuzzy waves of guitars which crash against the rocky texture of the drums and the vocals which foam along the top to paint a truly beautiful seascape.

Sunbreak is a fantastic EP. Private Island has done a great job at producing five tracks which display a wonderful summery vibe full of vibrant harmonies and melodies, all of which is perfect for the winding down of the summer. It’s a truly wonderful EP; I love it very much.

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