Oxford four-piece Low Island are slowly but surely paving their way on to the musical forefront, and whether we know it yet or not, these musicians are already resolute architects in creating beautiful and beguiling walls of sound. With two EPs currently out for us to take reprieve in, we had a quick chat with Jacob from the quartet in their hometown garage studio, where they are currently crafting their third EP due for release later this year.

Having just finished a selective string of five dates across the U.K, which took place throughout June, the outfit, as well as recording, are in the midst of a handful of festival shows across the country over the summer in which this new material will be showcased. "We're really excited for these sets, there are some smaller ones in there like Truck Festival and Farmfest, and we can't wait to get out and play them."

The band's existing released tracks find them at the intersection of the sensual. Recent EP In This Room, which has been out a matter of weeks, is a volcanic masterpiece governed by intricacy, desire and consciousness. With the tenderness of Thom Yorke in vocal, insular and mystical in sonic energy, the unity of the two platforms collide and dissolve into one another illustriously to magnify Low Island's distinctive and intelligent tonic of blossoming sound.

The ambition and curiosity to channel this passion is vigorous, and projected both musically and vocally in conversation. Words are spoken with ease and vitality, with lucid vision of future plans and the innate desire and significance of creative redemption and expansion that we need for ourselves and for each other. The consequence of political shifts and the urgency of creative funding hangs heavy throughout the country, and is something that has not gone unnoticed here. In April, Low Island headlined London's Electowerkz venue and used the space to trial and meet dancers to share the space and really generate something with.

So is it all flash tour buses and all night parties for the band just yet? "We are lucky that we have other jobs which are music related. When we first started touring and when we travel to shows we borrow my mum's car," laughs Jacob, "so no, it's not that rock and roll just yet but we enjoy it. Oxford has a great creative tradition with bands like Foals and Glass Animals, so we are settled here and don't feel the need right now to have to be in London, we are still close enough."

Yes, it's absolutely true that the creative minds go to the darkest places, but in this band's case, they seek and create with vision and humility; sonic arrangements are woven into exquisite tapestries, and the capacity in which the music is produced is brimming with brooding expression and scope. It is evident that they are all as individuals and musicians extremely passionate about integrating their talent with artists of mutual visions. "More access to the arts is vital, outlets like theatre outreach projects and creative workshops are really important at the moment and definitely something we are looking into for our next tour. We are hoping to get funding from Art Councils to help us with it, and hopefully we can bring more people together who we can meet and work with."

The band are already well-versed in the unity of artistic strength and diversity though, and visually, Low Island invoke the transcendence of time and space, both vividly and cinematically, to coincide and heighten their music. Talking of the inspiration for the video for their haunting single 'Just About Somewhere', it is described as being very much a 'collaborative' project. "We used lots of different locations around London; Stratford is featured a lot and we really wanted to portray this feeling of oppression that can be experienced in bigger cities, the idea of feeling suffocated and wanting to get out of that runs central throughout."

This notion and these dark patches we all feel are more rife than ever at the moment, and this here is a band who are not only mindful of these shifts but treat and nourish the wounds of reality with musical intent and aspiration. "Bad precedents make for great music," are the closing words, and Low Island definitively are a band with fire in their bellies and souls. They have the drive and talent to create and to connect on a spectrum of contemporary potential; and on this pursuit, we don't doubt that the next year will catapult the band into a sphere in which they can really expand. Here's hoping an army of creative recruits will join and bring out these guys' music in the most vivacious and affirming way creatively possible. Ears and hearts to the ground.