RESCHEDULED: Due to the changing restrictions the Elder Island Oval Space dates will now take place on November 2nd & 3rd. Remaining tickets are now on-sale. First release tickets for November 3rd are now SOLD OUT so act quick to not miss out on remaining tickets for both.


Carving out a genre-defying space for themselves in our musical landscape, Elder Island captivate with shapeshifting songs wherein textures matter as much as melodies, and lyrics are littered with crypticism. The trio’s music cherry-picks and transforms elements from genres as diverse as electronica, house, pop and neo-soul. The result is a web of sound that threads poetic lyricism and unfamiliar instruments over a backdrop of electronic elements and synth-heavy dance beats.

Elder Island are singer and cellist Katy Sargent, bassist and beat engineer Luke Thornton and guitarist and synth virtuoso David Havard. The trio met in Bristol during university and their respective studies in fine art, photography and graphic design have doubtlessly provided the band with its diverse creative sustenance.

Formed six years ago as an experiment-come-hobby, the city brought them together through house-shares and nights spent out dancing. Bristol’s genre-splicing music scene providing fertile ground for inspiration and opportunity. What began with casual jam sessions at home grew into something more serious when in 2014 an eponymously titled debut EP took off, giving reason for the band to concentrate more time on musical endeavours. In their following EP, 2016’s Seeds In Sand the band found their feet, and indeed, their sound. Where their debut EP had been an ambient soundscape of field recordings, loops and percussive elements, its follow-up was a more cohesive collection of five dance-influenced tracks.


Leaping from touring with Bonobo on his summer 2018 European tour, out came Poté’s debut album ‘Spiral My Love’, released on none other than Louis Vuitton newly appointed Head of Music, Benji B’s imprint Deviation. Hosting collaborations with the like of Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn and Remi Kabaka as well as appearances from Kojey Radical, Chelou and rising star Alxndr London, it’s no surprise why this young star is one to keep your eye on.

St. Lucian-born, London-bred electronic artist Poté has already impressed with his unique, culture-merging sound, fusing elements from around the world with his love for drum and percussion work. 2015 saw him release his debut EP for Enchufada and put out ’Oryx’ EP for free, earning recognition and plays across BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Triple J, with tastemakers Annie Mac, Toddla T, MistaJam, Phil Taggart, Jamz Supernova and Nina Las Vegas all supporting the EP tracks. Top-tier DJs Artwork, Buraka Som Sistema’s Branko, Bonobo & Benji B have also been vocal in their support for Poté’s music.

Elder Island / Demi Riquisimo

02 Nov 2021

Oval Space

29, 32 The Oval
E2 9DT



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