Sounds a little like Poolside, Cut Copy or some recent Breakbot stuff. Isle&Fever is a duo based in Los Angeles and ‘Far Away’ is their second original track to come out.
A little over three months ago Isle&Fever – Donald Eley and Tiger Smith – debuted their first track ‘Dime Piece’ which did quite well on various blogs and channels, racking up around 60.000 plays on their own Soundcloud channel. Before that, you might have heard them through earlier projects such as The Sea Of Cortez or Blacks&, still this track might very well be one of their finest productions yet:
Even before ‘Dime Piece’ came out, Isle&Fever already shared an EP Sampler which features that track and some other future releases by the duo. And it’s probably the best thing to hear right now for a quick impression on what Isle&Fever sounds like. Titles on other tracks in there aren’t out yet, except for their recently premiered second single ‘Far Away’ which has already been getting some good responses on The Most Radicalist and Indie Shuffle.
The song instrumental itself features this great intro with a chord progression that according to Isle&Fever was the first element they had when making this song, playing it on a Nord Electro II. Everything else – inclusing that very pretty bassline – was added gradually, vocals being the final touch. Best of all, ‘Far Away’ is not that copied/repeated pop track song divided by a few verses in between – the song changes all the way through to the end. Tiger Smith: “It has a night time disco vibe that works well with driving to somewhere adventurous.”
According to label Stratford Court the official debut EP release by Isle&Fever will come up later, without a specified date. The label also confirms there will be a vinyl release once the entire EP comes through.