The fearless Welsh band’s bold collaboration with ice-painter Casper White exemplifies Islet’s intimacy with experimental approaches and their continued exploration of visual art.

White’s unique process has been described as an act of ‘creative destruction’. For this video he painted a series of portraits of the band members directly onto ice blocks, allowing layers to freeze and then to thaw under the gaze of a video camera. This footage was layered with shots of the band members shrouded in gauze, composed as though sitting for a portrait.

The haunting video is a visual interpretation of the track’s softly intense, organic sound, where wordless vocals drift in and out of focus. Facial features liquefy and disintegrate as the instrumentation swells and coalesces. Much of Islet’s forthcoming album plays out as a recorded stream of consciousness, and White’s video translates the dark tension of the track into an astonishing and mesmerising short film.

Taken from their second album ‘Released By The Movement’, released on Shape Records 7th October 2013.

UK Dates:

    27 September – Newport – Le Pub

    05 October – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach

    12 October – Bristol – Simple Things Festival, Colston Hall 2

    13 October – Sheffield – Audacious Art Experiment

    14 October – Manchester – Ruby Lounge

    15 October – Glasgow- Nice N Sleazy’s

    16 October – London – Birthdays

    17 October – Brighton -The Hope

    18 October – Oxford – Modern Art Oxford

    19 October – Leeds – Octernal Festival, Brudenell Social Club

    25 October – Liverpool – Shipping Forecast

    26 October – Sunderland – Independent

    27 October – Cambridge – Portland Arms

Islet Official | Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp