Friday October 20
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmThe Roxy Theatre
This event is all ageshttp://www.theroxy.com/event/1520491/
Since the release of their 2014 groovily anthemic EP “A Good Look,” Private Island has quickly caught the attention of the indie / alternative music scene. 2016’s “Sunbreak” saw the band build on their individual talents focusing on delicate harmonies, while maintaining the prominent basslines and signature guitar sound listeners have quickly come to expect. Following the success of “Sunbreak,” and the Hype Machine chart topping single “Drugs,” the sextet hit the road for their first US tour in 2017. Private Island’s live sets are an almost stellar series of instrumental switches as vocalists Christian Lum and Michelle Guerrero dovetail in and out of binary orbit. Meanwhile, bassist Tommy Nickerson, lead guitarist Cameron Anderson, renaissance man Roger Mawer, and drummer Tim Barbour are the gravity, keeping everyone grounded and grooving. Now, Private Island is moving forward with “Sunbreak”’s natural successor, “Night Drive”. Singles “Turbulence” and “Juvenile” portend the stated switch as nocturnal R&B production infects the band’s, to this point, brightly shimmering style. With “Night Drive” Private Island shows us Los Angeles by streetlight, and proves that in a city full of stars, there’s no such thing as pitch black.