Release Date: Mar 6, 2020
Record label: Fire Records
Genre(s): Experimental, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Post-Rock
For more than a decade, Islet seemed happy to be completely independent, releasing their free-flowing experimental pop on their own label whenever the mood struck them. On Eyelet, however, the Welsh trio celebrate the power of connection. This is Islet's first album for Fire Records, one of many significant changes for the band since 2016's Liquid Half Moon EP.
Welsh dream-pop trio Islet have an appealingly airy and playful sound that evokes Björk's Debut or 1990s indie-pop also-rans Dubstar. Eyelet, their third album, was home-recorded at a time of significant personal change: Emma Daman Thomas and Mark Daman Thomas welcomed their second child into the world, and Alex Williams tragically lost his mother. The fact that Islet and Eyelet are homophones is fitting — the album is almost eponymous, suggesting that the band regard it as their definitive statement to date.