Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Frankie (guitars/vocals) ~ Mary (bass/sweet bvs) ~ Yasmin (badass drum beats)


Website

islaka.bandcamp.com/

Bio

ISLA KA is a Tasmanian band fronted by vocalist/guitarist Frankie Andrew who’s been a regular in the music scene for some years now in various incarnations. Previously a Melbourne-based duo with Dave Edwards on double bass, ISLA KA is now performing as a 3 piece with Mary Shannon on bass and Yasmin Pauna Reece on drums.

Andrew has a quiet, unassuming demeanour that gives way to a relaxed warmth and a voice that packs a punch. It was late 2014 with her third release, a digital 3-track effort, that the change to ISLA KA was made. It was recorded in Melbourne which was home for 5 years (the previous two were released in 2010 & 2012 under Frankie Andrew) and since then Andrew’s been experimenting with new sounds and new collaborations, and recording with the new line up for a future album release.

ISLA KA’s debut band single, Sand Castles, was recorded and mixed by Jamie Stacey in Launceston, produced by Frankie Andrew and Jamie Stacey, and mastered by Carl Saff based in Chicago, Illinois. The track features lush electric and nylon acoustic guitars intertwining throughout, delicate harmonies and a driving pop rhythm.

ISLA KA has played a number of festivals since being based back in Tasmania, including Junction Arts Festival, Festival of Voices, Marion Bay Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock, and their first full band show followed by rave reviews at this year’s Til the Wheels Fall Off festival. The upcoming summer season is shaping up to be a big one for ISLA KA with a number of festivals spots confirmed including Party in the Paddock from the 8th-11th February 2018. //

https://islaka.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/isla_ka_/
https://www.facebook.com/islakamusic/

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

07 Feb 2018

Triple J
40

just stumbled across this and wow, i'm floating. it's yet another reason to move to tassie. there's something special here, look fwd to more.

just stumbled across this and wow, i'm floating. it's yet another reason to move to tassie. there's something special here, look fwd to more.

Review

Review by ImSpencer Spencer Scott

11 Jan 2017

Super Reviewer
45

Another fantastic song from Frankie

Another fantastic song from Frankie

Review

Review by Justin McCarthy Justin McCarthy

07 Nov 2016

Super Reviewer
45

This is an emotional ride from start to finish. ISLA KA definitely has a way with words.

This is an emotional ride from start to finish. ISLA KA definitely has a way with words.