Islet’s new album ‘Eyelet’ is out now

The Welsh band Islet return with the release of their long-awaited new album ‘Eyelet’. Their 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.

★★★★★ Buzz 

“They invigorate the sense of life on the margins with this whirlwind of psychedelic pop” The Guardian

“A new beginning for the three piece that proves reflective, ambitious and openly confessional” ★★★★ The Line Of Best Fit  

“Wandering, woozy, glitch-bedded mood pieces fusing trance-era textures and melodies as fragmented as those of Pram” Mojo 

“Welsh trio conjure up dreamy lo-fi psychedelia” Uncut 

“One of the best albums to come out of the UK in many years” Louder Than War 

“Their best record yet, transformative and immersive” ★★★★★ God Is In The TV

“Wonderfully weird” ★★★★ Norman Records 

Psychedelic Baby Mag – Vinyl Of The Day 

“A major step up, which puts the world to rights with a swagger” NME

“A very grounding experience” Happy Mag

“Beautiful” Sydney Morning Herald

“RVG deliver near-perfect record with FeralThe Music

“Feral deliberately has a more spontaneous and ‘live’ feel than its predecessor, accurately translating the power of their acclaimed on-stage performances” Norman Records

“Maintaining the band’s raw energy while adding newfound depth and sheen…Vager’s evocative howl underscored by instrumentation that’s powerful without overpowering.” The Fader

“Leader Romy Vager’s uncommon lyrics, widescreen melodies and steely delivery put the band in a class by itself” The Big Takeover

“One of the best of the year” Raven Sings The Blues

“Utterly fantastic!” God Is In The TV

“Vager’s vocals have that strange allure that oozes beauty and leftfield in equal measures and acts as the perfect foil for the chiming jangle that is twisted around her aura.” Jangle Pop Hub