ep island (CA)

EP Island is a project that is scheduled as one-weekend events, bringing in special guests with the goal of writing and recording as much as possible over 3 days. Possibilities to explore and vary the EP Island sound have grown with the inclusion of special guest musicians and sound engineers, and even serendipitous contributions from professional videographers and photographers in subsequent outings.

EP Island's fifth and latest EP, Aston’ish, features multi-instrumentalist wunderkind Catherine Hiltz from Hot Panda. She plays bass, guitar, cello and trumpet on this EP. This time out, we also had the pleasure of working with the enthusiastic Mariessa McLeod, a sound engineer a from Vancouver’s highly respected studio, RainCity Recorders. Aston’ish documents the first time this group of collaborators has ever worked together, was written and recorded in 2 days.

Previous releases include special guests Lyn Heinemann, Sarah Jane Truman, Sarah Sangster and Jessie Robertson. 

EPs: Aston'ish, Electr’ish, Sweet’ish, Rad’ish and Good’ish. 

"It might go against EP Island’s artistic ethos, but, with collaborations as awesome as these, they should just write a whole album of material." 

- Discorder Magazine

"It is genuinely amazing what you can do if you’ve got the right people in the same place, for even the shortest amount of time. The only down side it that, at three songs long, Electr’ish is cruelly short" 

- Counterfeit Magazine

"...a real truth is that Electric’ish is another solid trio of tunes from a band that never fails to surprise with their neck breaking recording speed and their spacious, rocking sounds." 

- Sloucher Magazine
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