Label: Seawater Records Website: When I listen to the ‘Between Islands’ by Ella Montclare there are obvious influences from trip hop luminaries Portishead and her vocals really remind me of Supina from Australian Trip hop outfit Miso. However the overall production on this track is not as tight as either of these outfits, there are some awkward moments in the phrasing and in parts the vocals aren’t as strong as they could be. Nevertheless the piano hook on this track is certainly done well and lyrically the song is really strong.  The lyrical imagery combined with the moody instrumentation make this a really atmospheric track and for me this makes up for the shortcomings.