Last Updated : 12th Nov 2019
Refuge Island Press Kit
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Refuge Island is a four-piece Indie Punk band, from Kilwinning, Scotland.
On a dark grim night in November 2017, four guys in Ayrshire decided to take refuge in an Indie punk sound. The rain was lashing but the sound was bold and electric, and the Refuge Island sparks were started.
With big raspy vocals and deep lyrics from Wullie RI, booming tones from John Martin on the bass guitar, power chord changes from Darren and a fast tempo from Steven, the Refuge Island concept is raw and will make your ears prick up to listen.
They released their second single "Fighting In The Disco" on the 29th March, along with a video, and is available in all major online stores, and has been played by many radio stations across the UK and abroad.
More recordings are in production and these will be released during 2019.
They have supported many bands such as False Heads, The Black Delta Movement, Our Fold and Brownbear, and have played Butefest festival, Bolton's Albert Hall, King Tuts and St Lukes
Influenced by the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Libertines, The Stooges, False Heads, Trampoline and Slaves to name a few, the band is working hard on new music and will be touring across the UK in 2019.
"Fighting in the Disco - The explosive sound of Refuge Island" - Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio
Band members are :
Willie RI - Vocals
Darren Mitchell - Guitar
John Martin - Bass Guitar
Stephen Andrews - Drums and Percussion
Contact details and online presence
Email : email@example.com
Manager : Dave Locock
Tel : 07928673542 - please leave message and number, we will call you back
You can also contact us through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, links to our online sites are :
Website : https://www.refugeisland.co.uk
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/refugeisland
Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/refuge_island
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYbogmdcvoN-QMZ40QRSXRQ
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/refugeislandmusic
Our Soundcloud is a private account and contains unreleased and non public material - public links are shown for released tracks
In love with a liar - UNRELEASED - Scheduled for release in 2019
Fighting In The Disco - Released 29th March 2019
Above Board - Released 12th Feb 2018
Our debut single - https://youtu.be/LttK8MZh4yc
PurCulture : "Fighting In The Disco"
"Jesus, this song is good. It has electrifying power chords changing before your very ears of comprehension."
Original article here : https://purculture.com/whatsnew//review-refuge-island-fighting-in-the-disco
Gig.Mouth : "Fighting In The Disco"
"Ayrshire’s Refuge Island now bring their own high-energy brand of punk rock to the table"
Original article here : https://gigmouth.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/refuge-island-fighting-in-the-disco
Mockit Music : "Fighting In The Disco"
"More frantic, fearless punk from these Ayrshire tearaways. After a recent string of chaotic Glasgow gigs at the infamous Priory, they are fast becoming the ones to watch amongst the scene"
Original article here : https://mockitmusic.wixsite.com/mockitmusic/blog/mm-new-music-weekly6
Small Music Scene: King Tuts New Years Revolution Festival
"would dish out a batch of other pungent, aggressive punky numbers"
Patchchord News: Live at Troon Festival
"Noisy and in your face, Refuge Island are full of brashy punk attitude- love it"
"Above Board - single review"
"The track emits a captivating rage with singer/songwriter Wullie O reflective of a man possessed. The expulsion of energy clocks in at just over two minutes and with the discharge of frantic guitar playing ensuring the debut offering penetrates the airwaves in a manner that slaps any dreamy listener awake."
Third Class Ticket radio show :
"There is no need to take REFUGE from this band. It’s in your face Indie Punk of the highest standard."
Full review here
The Glasgowist : Above Board Review
"the debut single Above Board is a modern love story with an edgy perspective"
Full review here : http://www.glasgowist.com/refuge-island-release-debut-single-above-board/
Tech Spec and stage plot
Tech Specification - Click here to download
Typical stage plot - Click here to download
17th November, AATMA, Manchester
6th December 2019, Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh (Headline show)
7th September 2019, Bowling Club, Kilwinning (Headline show)
24th August 2019, Stereo, Glasgow
18th August 2019, Broadcast, Glasgow w/ Two Tone TV
4th August 2019, Gig in the Carpark Festival, Leslie
26th July 2019, Butefest Festival, Isle of Bute
6thJune 2019, Broadcast, Glasgow
1st June 2019, The Greenside, Leslie w/Paris St Rebels
31st May 2019, Albert Hall, Bolton w/Our Fold
18th May, Teardrop Alldayer, The Bungalow, Paisley
29th April 2019, Garage, Glasgow w/Bilk
20th April 2019, PJ Molloys, Dunfermline
9th March 2019, Broadcast, Glasgow
23rd February 2019, The Priory,Glasgow
16th February 2019, PJ Molloys, Dunfermline w/Kieren Webster
10th January 2019, King Tuts, Glasgow
14th December 2018, Montys Rock Bar, Dunfermline
6th December 2018, Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
26th October 2018, The Record Factory, Glasgow
16th September 2018, Classic Grand, Glasgow w/Falseheads
8th September 2018, Live at Troon Festival, Futures Stage
8th September 2018, Live at Troon Festival, Cheeky Charlie's Stage
21st August 2018, The Record Factory, Glasgow
22nd June 2018, The Record Factory, Glasgow
5th May 2018, Bakers, Kilmarnock w/Brownbear
30th March 2018, Henrys Cellar Bar, Edinburgh
24th March 2018, Saint Lukes, Glasgow
16th Feb 2018, Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow w/Black Delta Movement