ELDER ISLAND – “Swimming Static” out now

Bristol-based Electronic-pop Trio ELDER ISLAND Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album Swimming Static – out now. Alongside ‘Making Of’ documentary film

Bristol-based Electronic-pop Trio
Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album 
Swimming Static – out NOW


Release insightful ‘Making Of’ Documentary [Out Now]

Listen to lead single “Queen Of Kings” here

Indie electronic trio Elder Island will release their hotly anticipated sophomore album Swimming Static tomorrow alongside ‘Making Of’ documentary film [out now].

Following 2019’s acclaimed debut album The Omnitone Collection, Elder Island’s new ten-track record Swimming Static sees the band reach new heights of expertly crafted experimentation. Flitting between the surreal dream-state of electronica and the storytelling-esque lyricisms of indie. The new album tempers introspection with a coveted taste of feel-good pop, offering dashes of neo-soul at the core.

Named after the agitation and general listlessness felt during lockdown, the trio are carving out a genre-defying space, with infectious songs that shapeshift and captivate.

Speaking about the album which was recorded over the past year in their home studio, Elder Island explain: 

Swimming Static is an album born of freeform musical expression, shaped by overcoming challenges and fortified by the severity of focus bestowed upon it. The album explores our disposition towards nostalgia and reflection. The fallibility and changeability of history, myth and memory. Within the tracks we learnt to apprehend and appreciate the turmoils of the present by looking elsewhere. But all the time striving to pledge ourselves to the moment.”

Alongside this, the band have worked with longtime friend and director Nic Kane to capture the ‘Making Of’ process of the new album. A mix of studio footage and talking heads, the 16-minute short film explores the band’s processes in depth. By tracing songs from early handwritten notes to studio jams and finished pieces. With a shining DIY ethos, they highlight the creative freedom their independence has allowed them.

Watch the documentary here:

ELDER ISLAND Swimming Static documentary
Watch here: 


Documentary Credits:
Directed by Nic Kane (@_nic_kane)
Cinematography: Nic Kane and Dominic John  ( @_nic_kane and @domjohn_dop)
Editor: Nic Kane (@_nic_kane)
Sound design: Jasper Trim and Nic Kane (@jaspertrim and @_nic_kane)
Audio mix: Jasper Trim (@jaspertrim)
Vfx: Jordan Martin (@double_vision_studio)
Colourist: Cam Sander  (@cam_sander)
All tracks written and performed by Elder Island 

The band have released four singles from Swimming Static, highlighted below, and garnered plays from the likes of 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens among others. They’ve been playlisted by Spotify on over 39 New Music Fridays (UK, US, Global, Philippines + more), New Alternative, and featured on the cover of both Indie Dancefloor & Release Radar.

Pre-save Swimming Static HERE: 

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