By: Lindsay Newman
Album: Better Days
iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/better-days/id983419962
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Genre: Modern Rock
No Island is a rock band from Vancouver, BC. They are just about to release their new album “Better Days” which is coming out on April 21. The band started in 2009 and has continued to be a success. No Island is Keith Sinclair (lead vocals, guitar), Andy Rice (lead vocals, keyboards), Jay Esplana (lead vocals & bass), James Wilfred Martin (vocals & saxophones) and Max Ley (drums).
The album started off with the song “First To Forget”. I thought this was a very good opener for the album because it was upbeat and would grasp the listener’s attention. After this upbeat song it then started going into slower songs, which is one thing that I enjoyed. Going from fast to slow songs shows how well their writing style is.
One of favourites on the album is “Buzzards”. This song shows the talent of the vocalist. I found myself by the end of the song singing along. Do not get me wrong it was hard to choose a favourite on the album because every song is good. This whole album shows No Island’s talent.
I suggest checking out the album because it is a fantastic listen and this will be added to my iTunes library.
No Island have a couple shows announced and will be releasing more in the coming months. If they are near a city near you I suggest checking them out:
April 25 – The Media Club – Vancouver, BC *CD release show*
May 9 – The Max Cameron Theatre – Powell River, BC *CD release show*
I’m Lindsay and I’m a Journalism student at Humber College in Toronto, ON. I am one of Canadian Beats newest writers, starting in October 2014. I’m a concert enthusiast and I enjoy going to local shows to support the music scene. I love to see the happiness on the bands as well as the fans faces. Music and writing has always been a huge passion of mine, I think being a dancer has a big part of that. I will more than likely see you at a concert so come say hi!