ISLES is a Bay Area instrumental rock band that began as a side project of Ivan Torres in 2011. In late 2013, Torres gathered fellow musicians and friends for a one-off performance of his album "Spaces." After positive reception, ISLES retooled itself as a full band in 2014. Daniel Macias-Bernardo (bass), Evan Massi (drums), and Dev Addison Bhat (guitar) took up permanent line-up spots, and the group began writing new music. Since then, ISLES has crafted a unique sound reflecting the diverse personalities of its members and their influences. The result is a balanced dichotomy between lush atmospheres and crushing intensity. Immense guitar ambience cascades around dynamic bass lines and powerful drumming. In a live setting, the band focuses on raw energy and massive sound to move a crowd. All of this culminates in a unique style that sets them apart from their contemporaries. At present, ISLES is in the process of promoting their newest record, "Remnants," while continually writing new material and performing around the Bay Area.