After a three-year hiatus, Turkiye’s much-hyped Islandman returns to London in May to perform at the Jazz Café.
The band, a three-piece electro-acoustic live outfit, provide a unique mix of mellow electronic dance beats with spacey live guitars, and hypnotic rhythms that are steeped in global grooves; expect everything from Turkish psychedelia to tribal drumming.
Islandman is the brainchild of Istanbul based musician/producer Tolga Boyuk, who says it “represents a fiction character, a music persona, a dreamer composing the stories of a non-existing place…”
Their first single ‘Agit‘ (Requiem) brought the band to the attention of Danish label Music for Dreams. In 2017, Islandman released their first long-play Rest in Space‘ on the label, topping multiple download charts.
Earlier this year, Islandman set off on a new cross-cultural journey with their new album ‘KAYBOLA’, where they introduce Shamanic electro rhythms to nomadic guitars.
Islandman say this is “transforming…dance movements of a tribe that no one knew and emerged as ‘KAYBOLA’”. Here for yourself on 14 May – ticket details below.
Title: Islandman at the Jazz Cafe
Date: Saturday 14 May 2022
Time: doors open 7pm, gig runs to 10.30pm
Venue:Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG
Downstairs standing £14.50;
Upstairs restaurant: price per person at table £42.00, which includes £20 food/drink deposit.
Tickets: available online from Ticketweb – click here