Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Frankie / Yasmin / Mary


Website

islaka.bandcamp.com/

Bio

ISLA KA is Tasmanian singer-songwriter Frankie Andrew with multi-band musicians Mary Shannon on bass and Yasmin Pauna Reece on drums. ISLA KA's sound is a palette of warm melancholy feat. gut-felt lyrics, stunning vocals and driving pop rhythms. Their debut single 'Sand Castles' and follow up 'Timber Veneer' were recorded and mixed by Jamie Stacey, co-produced by Andrew and Stacey, and mastered by Carl Saff.

"ISLA KA have got this totally bonkers balance going on. I'm struggling to describe it. It’s like a gentle foghorn. There’s so much muscle and sinew in the songs and the vocal, but it’s simultaneously like a warm blanket, a pint of scotch, and a roaring fire. I could bask in this for days." - The Underground Stage, Brighton Up Bar, Sydney 29/6

Andrew began performing as ISLA KA in 2014 with a digital 3-track after playing under her own name for several years with different line ups. She released follow up singles 'Words' and 'Can't Hear' in 2016 and performed frequently across Tasmania and interstate, laying the foundations for the band which formed in mid 2017. The trio played their debut band set at Til the Wheels Fall Off followed by festivals Party in the Paddock and A Festival Called PANAMA, and in March they toured interstate with Luca Brasi. Since then they've supported Sarah Blasko, toured with Perth-based band Treehouses, and have a number of local dates coming up. //

Aug 11 – supp. Luca Brasi w/ Eliza & The Delusionals, Club 54, Launceston TAS
Sept 6 – Junction Arts Festival, Fountain Bar, Launceston TAS
Nov 3 – (solo) Til The Wheels Fall Off festival, Workers Club, Launceston TAS

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

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Aug 2018

Triple J
35

dark, unhurried and serene, like a stroll around launnie just after sunset.

dark, unhurried and serene, like a stroll around launnie just after sunset.

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.