[Photo credit to Alisha Brocklebank]

Third Man Records’ newest location, which opened in September 2021, has announced its first signing, the Indie quartet Island of Love. The first collaboration between the two will be the Songs of Love EP, which will be released digitally on March 18, 2022, followed by a limited edition 7″ vinyl release on July 1st. The title track has been released, as well as a live video of the band performing the song from Third Man London.

The band comments:

Songs of Love was a collage of pretty wacky riffs Karim would play as guitar warm-ups until writing with the full band. Dealing with feelings of inadequacy, the lyrics shine a light on a way most of us felt before picking up an instrument, and the voice it’s since been able to give us. To have Third Man show an interest has been a surreal privilege to say the least.

Originally called “Love Island”, Third Man London’s first signing settled instead on “Island of Love.” Bonded by playing in various Punk, Hardcore and Metal bands in their hometown of London, Island of Love’s now double frontmen, Linus and Karim, would write and share demos between their family homes. These lo-fi sessions melded into 2020’s seven song Promo Tape and became their first EP with Third Man London.