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 and Brownbear, and have played their first festival (twice) "Live at Troon" and also Scotlands prestigious King Tuts. They are booked to play Butefest in July.
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.
"The explosive sound that is Refuge Island" - Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio
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