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The Isles

Often compared to The Smiths, The Isles have been creating original music in New York since 2004. After producing and recording their first album, Perfumed Lands, they were signed to the indie label Melodic in Manchester, England. The record was well received and The Isles were written up in Magnet, NME, The Guardian, and All Music. While The Guardian noted the strong British influence, the publication wrote, “Strangely, The Isles are from New York. Stranger still, this album works.” The group went on to make two music videos which were seen on MTV Europe. But after touring overseas in Europe and hitting the festival circuit at SXSW and CMJ, the band has proven you can indeed go home again. They’re currently back in the New York groove at work on their follow-up album, tentatively titled Under the Cover of Paradise. When not playing shows, you’ll find The Isles kickin’ back in their Long Island City pad, affectionately known as “Action Jackson.” CiNYC Style Decoder Hitha went for a ride through a few Queens zips with these local rockers.

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