Oxford quartet Low Island release new single ‘Who’s Having The Greatest Time?, ahead of their highly anticipated debut album ‘If You Could Have It All Again’ – out April 16th via Emotional Interference. The four-piece also announce a UK headline tour in September in support of the album.
‘Who’s Having The Greatest Time?’ is perhaps the best example of the influence the band takes from New Wave and Art-Rock.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter in this instance Jamie Jay explains the lyrical meaning:
“Who’s Having The Greatest Time? is about the negative performative nature of Instagram, an environment which is constantly telling you that everyone only wants to see strength and victories, but seeing either of these makes us consistently depressed and insecure. The song is from the point of view of someone challenging a friend about how they both have come to use the platform. They then toy with the tempting and liberating idea of leaving the whole thing behind for good.”
This plays into the overarching themes of the album – a liberation from the 20s filled with cyclical-conflict and false starts. A cathartic goodbye to the things that are holding us back, in a perpetual state of limbo.
September 3rd: Oxford, Jericho Tavern
September 14th: Manchester, Yes Basement
September 15th: Brighton, Hope and Ruin
September 17th: London, Moth Club
September 25th: Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
September 26th: Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham