Since its 2006 debut album Return to the Sea, Islands has been known for quirky music that veers from experimental psychedelia to melancholy rock ballads to hook-laden electronic pop. Islands was especially prolific in 2016, releasing two albums simultaneously: the bright, electro-heavy Taste and the more soulful, guitar-driven Should I Remain Here at Sea?
Islands visited Houston Public Media's Geary Studio to record for the TV 8 series Skyline Sessions. In the videos below, the group performs the songs "Pumpkin" (from Taste) and "Hawaii" (from Should I Remain Here at Sea?).