Future Islands “People Who Aren’t There Anymore” 

February 2024 | MUSIC, 24/02

This American band was formed in 2006 after its members had played in a number of student bands. They released their first album in 2008. It wasn’t until 2014, with the release of Seasons from their fourth album, Singles, that they found success with their synthesiser-based pop and relentless dance beats. Each album release has been accompanied by a tour of fervent performances, adding to their popularity. Despite its title, their latest album doesn’t particularly call for contemplation, with lively songs bursting with melody and above all driven by the voice of Samuel T. Herring, whose distinctive vocals do much to seduce the group. He has now reached a greater level of maturity and expressiveness, bringing the band closer to a kind of supercharged Tindersticks or Lambchop, who have abandoned melancholy to bring you back into the light with their infectious lyricism.