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Future Islands (Formed 2006)
Future Islands is an American synthpop band consisting of the members Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (lyrics and vocals).

Formation: They met each other whilst studying art at East Carolina University.
They formed a band 'Art Lord & The Self-Portraits', which lasted from 2003-2005, with the members Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion, Gerrit Welmers, Adam Beeby, and Kymia Nawabi.
When this band fell through, 'Future Islands' was formed with Cashion, Herring, and Welmers, and Erick Murillo.

Music Career: 'Little Advances' was released in April 2006, and was self-produced.
The label 'Upset The Rhythm' released their debut album 'Wave Like Home' in 2008.
They signed to Thrill Jockey in 2009.
'On The Water' was released in 2011.
In 2014, they signed to 4AD.
They released their album, 'Singles' in March 2014.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

The Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time

Gerrit Welmers and Future Islands - Future Islands performing at the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time held at the Hyde Park at Hyde Park - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 18th June 2015

Gerrit Welmers and Future Islands
Gerrit Welmers and Future Islands
Gerrit Welmers and Future Islands
Gerrit Welmers and Future Islands
Gerrit Welmers and Future Islands

Future Islands Sell 'Letterman' Memorabilia To Raise Money For Baltimore


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Who could forget that legendary performance by Future Islands on ‘Letterman’ early last year, with the singer who was so ridiculously committed to his performance that it was actually moving? Well, the band is now auctioning a number of mementoes from that appearance in the name of raising money for Baltimore.

Future Islands, who hail from the embattled Maryland city that has been engulfed by rioting and violence this last fortnight, placed some items on eBay to raise funds for the Fund For Rebuilding Baltimore, according to Billboard.

Future IslandsFuture Islands are raising money by selling memorabilia from their famous 'Letterman' performance

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Alt-J, The Libertines And The Jesus And Mary Chain Among Best Kept Secret 2015 First Announcements


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The Netherlands' Best Kept Secret Festival won't be a secret for long if they keep introducing stellar acts such as this each year! The first line-up announcement includes Alt-J, The Libertines and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

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Joining the third line-up for Best Kept Secret this June is some of the finest indie, rock, punk and electronic artists the world has to over, with 35 more acts yet to be announced. Alongside newly reunited headliners The Libertines on Friday, June 19th 2015 are alt-rock veterans The Jesus And Mary Chain, playing the full tracklist of their 1985 debut album 'Psychocandy'. Aussie chart topper Chet Faker will also make an appearance, with Alabama's St. Paul & The Broken Bones who are currently on their 'Half The City' tour.

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Jordan Dowling’s Top Albums of 2014


Royksopp Future Islands Sun Kil Moon A Winged Victory For The Sullen A Sunny Day In Glasgow

10) Royksopp – The Inevitable End10) Royksopp – The Inevitable End
Royksopp's final full-length is a worthy farewell to the traditional album format for the Norwegian duo. Backed by a range of guest vocalists, most notably The Irrepressibles' Jamie McDermott, it is the kind of perfectly-presented electro-pop you expect from them, with 'Sordid Affair' and 'You Know I Have To Go' standing up with the best of their impressive back-catalogue.

9) Ian William Craig – A Turn Of Breath9) Ian William Craig – A Turn Of Breath
Ian William Craig's “A Turn Of Breath” is William Basinksi's ambitious 'Disintegration Loops' project re-imagined for dusty, decaying pubs and desolate bedrooms. A single voice stretches and fragments as it repeats, sometimes accompanied by guitar or some other secondary noise but more often than not entirely alone. Its hard to say exactly what makes it so entrancing and unsettling, but it certainly is.

8) Future Islands – Singles8) Future Islands – Singles
2014 was a breakout year for Baltimore quartet Future Islands, as vocalist Gerrit Wilmers silly danced his way into the public conscience with the band's performance on The Letterman Show. Behind it, “Singles” is a very strong collection of indie-rock nuggets that is worthy of its moniker.

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Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

Future Islands and Owen Pallett - Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd July 2014

Future Islands and Owen Pallett
Future Islands and William Cashion
Future Islands, Owen Pallett and William Cashion
Future Islands and Owen Pallett
Future Islands and Owen Pallett

It's Almost Here! 25 Must See Acts For Coachella 2014


Coachella Wye Oak Anthony Green Jagwar Ma Blues Explosion Duke Dumont Woodkid Syd Arthur Kid Cudi Future Islands Fatboy Slim Pharrell Williams Muse James Vincent McMorrow Courtney Barnett Classixx Rudimental Blood Orange Little Dragon John Newman Beck Arcade Fire

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Coachella Festival is nearly here, bringing with it one hell of a weekend chock full of great food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, amazing music.

Arguably California's most eagerly anticipated event of the year, Coachella settles at the Empire Polo Club in Indio once again for the fifteenth year running between April 11th and 13th on the first weekend and April 18th and 20th on the second. It's not unheard of that a music festival was so good they had to hold it twice, but as of 2012 it has become a no-brainer for Coachella. In a nutshell, it is basically a big playground for grown-ups - though of course it is a family friendly event - featuring activities such as the 3 Legged Race, the Beauty Bar, the art studios, dodgeball and the almighty Pie Eating Contest, all while you're munching on a variety of cuisine from around the state and rocking out to some of the best bands you will ever hear.

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Future Islands - Before the Bridge


Future Islands' brand new single 'Before the Bridge' will be released on July 18th 2011 and is taken from their forthcoming album, 'On the Water', which will be released in October. Both will be released on the Chicago based independent label Thrill Jockey. Before the Bridge will be limited to 750 copies on its release.

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