Meet Seamus Joseph O’Donnell. A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mallaig on the west coast of Scotland. One of 8 siblings (5 boys, 3 girls), O’Donnell’s musical background emanates from his close family roots.
Although currently based in Tynemouth (“I came here because it was near the sea and reminded me of home again”), O’Donnell moved to Glasgow in 1998 aged seventeen where he formed his first band.
It wasn’t long after that O’Donnell started playing with Geoff Martyn, who used to play keyboards with Travis when they were called Glass Onion.
It was in his home studio in Tynemouth where the songs began to take shape for what would go onto form ‘Within A Light Beam’, the forthcoming debut album from I See Islands.
I SEE ISLANDS releases his debut album ‘Within A Light Beam’ via Triassic Tusk on 31st May 2021.
Stilts Foster: Former steelworker Stilts Foster (born Mark Foster) writes songs of social realism in England’s post industrial towns. Stilts has released two EPs to date, the eponymous ‘Stilts Foster’ (aka the Stickman EP; 2015) and ‘Kiss Kiss Fish Fish’ (2018). Each release documents Stilts’ time in both his native hometown of Scunthorpe and his adopted hometown of North Shields, respectively. Stilts has played Salford's Sounds from the Other City Festival (SFTOC) as well as the prestigious Chorlton Arts Festival.
“Plaintive but impassioned folk that instantly demands your attention” - CRACK
"You seriously owe it to yourself to listen to his stuff if you haven't already! For fans of Bon Iver and Iron & Wine, just don't expect a carbon copy; Stilts has far more balls about him than that!" - Line of Best Fit
We are very happy to announce that Philip Jonathan has kindly stepped in to support at short notice; Here's a tase of his gorgeous work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cei0b6yovTs&t=1s