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Sophomore album Power Under Control finds Islander doubling down on their alt-rock, punk via hip-hop inspired sound which is much more modern than retro. Islander in 2016 is a new breed of monster, certain to leave every witness a believer. Exploding out of the gate with "Darkness," the track infuses spidery drum patterns and attacks lyrically with the same tightness as barbed wire around the throat. From other stand-outs like the punky workout "Green Slime Man," the reggae-drenched outro to "All We Need," to the swaggering rhythm of "Casket," Islander's flavorful recipe is just as much about attitude as it is musical ingenuity.