• Oakland, CA, USA
Band: Original Instrumental Metal Rock

"Lush, atmospheric soundscapes and crushing, emotive movements from Oakland, CA."

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.

Aug 30, 2019
Bottom of the Hill, Sf, United States ISLES
Apr 26, 2019
The Golden Bull Bar, Oakland, United States ISLES
Apr 07, 2019
Brick & Mortar Music Hall, SF, United States ISLES
Apr 04, 2019
Elbo Room Jack London, Oakland, United States ISLES
Oct 12, 2018
Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, United States ISLES
Sep 28, 2018
The Caravan, San Jose, United States ISLES
Aug 18, 2018
Winters Tavern Motherlode Grill, Sonora, United States ISLES
Jul 21, 2018
Firkin Tavern, Portland, United States ISLES
Jul 20, 2018
Kraken Lounge, Seattle, WA ISLES
Jun 30, 2018
Hotel Utah, San Francisco, USA ISLES
Jun 16, 2018
ISLES Returns to KALX Radio!, Berkeley, USA ISLES