Powys trio Islet have been shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize. Originally founded in 2011, it celebrates the finest music made in Wales or by Welsh people around the world. Originally launched to coincide with Swn Festival it has now grown into its own, taking place each Autumn. With a commitment to diversity and fine production, the Welsh Music Prize will continue to champion the best new music in Wales.
Check out 2020 Shortlist here.
‘Eyelet’ is Islet’s finest and most definitive work to date, these eleven tracks of crystalline beauty are shot through with the band’s devious pop sensibility. Islet’s free-spirited invention and exuberant intensity flows through experimental pop: hypnotic, exhilarating and defiantly unique. ‘Eyelet’ was recorded at home tucked away in the hills of rural Mid Wales. It took form the months following the birth of band members Emma and Mark’s second child and the death of fellow band member Alex Williams’ mother. Alex came to live with Emma and Mark, and the band enlisted Rob Jones (Pictish Trail, Charles Watson) to produce.