Nicholas Thorburn, aka Nick Diamonds, will be bringing his indie pop rock band Islands to the intimate Middletown venue this Friday. This is somewhat of a rare visit from the LA via Montreal based group, who last time played Queen Bee's to a very small crowd. Islands just released their fifth full length, Ski Mask.
The songs have a wonderful ebb and flow, with the lyrics rhyming while relating interesting stories. Therein lies one of the main features about Thorburn: he is willing to take chances and try different things with his music while still being quite accessible. Many remember his short lived project The Unicorns, but the current project has been flying quite comfortably under the radar since 2005. Now is the time for fans and curiosity seekers alike to hear and see one of indie rock's better bands.
Bear Mountain (Vancouver) and Red Pony Clock set the stage.
Tickets for Islands this Friday at the Casbah can be purchased here
Listen to Wave Forms
from Islands below (courtesy of SoundCloud).
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