Low Island are streaming their new EP ‘Shut Out The Sun’ in full

The band's tour kicks off this week.

Low Island have shared their new EP ‘Shut Out The Sun’ in full.

With a title inspired by Michael Zielenziger’s book Shutting Out the Sun, which describes the experiences of the Japanese Hikikomori, the new release arrives ahead of their upcoming headline tour.

“The Hikikomori represent one extreme response to modern anxiety,” the band explain. “Another is escapism, and for us, Shut Out the Sun is evocative of both; alone in your bedroom or immersed in the club, both private and communal. It’s a duality that we’re often trying to convey in our music by setting these subjects against instrumentals that draw strongly upon dance music.”

The band’s tour kicks off this week and features a multi-arts showcase at London’s Electrowerkz on 6th November. Catch them live at the following, and check out ‘Shut Out The Sun’ after the jump.

OCTOBER
31 Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

NOVEMBER
1 District, Liverpool
2 YES, Manchester
6 Electrowerkz, London
12 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
13 Rough Trade, Bristol
14 Think Tank!, Newcastle
21 The Haunt, Brighton
27 Priors Court, Thatcham

DECEMBER
2 Fulford Arms, York
4 The Sugarmill, Stoke
5 The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
6 Dec – The Bullingdon, Oxford
7 Razz Live, Barcelona

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