“Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster”
Drawing comparisons to the likes of The Strokes, Maximo Park and Husker Du, the band’s debut EP Why Don’t you Live in the Garden? saw their music garner international recognition, including US college radio play on WFUV in New York and a placement for O’Neill Wakeboarding ‘Hit the Road’ series. Testaments to EIS’ energy and passion, these early tracks were what lay the groundwork for what’s gone on to become their signature sound: angular guitars, frenetic percussion and an impassioned vocal delivery making it easy to see where the band’s comparisons stem from.
‘Teddy’ is the band’s latest offering. Taken from their forthcoming second EP I Wouldn’t Worry About It, it’s the first taste fans will get of a more confident, more urgent Easter Island Statues. An ode to former US President Teddy Roosevelt, a figure for whom frontman Don has long been fascinated by, it’s three-and-a-half minutes of infectious indie pop that celebrates the sheer joie de vivre of the eponymous president, his passion and his desire to make the most of life.
“Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster”. It was this quote from Roosevelt that inspired Easter Island Statues formation. It’s also an ethos they’ve employed not just in their approach to the band, but in the music itself also. Bristling with unbridled energy, ‘Teddy’ is the result of everything the band have done before it, and a perfect taste of everything that’s to come.