2016 was a year of festival showcasing at SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Eurosonic, and others for VIOLET SKIES, the darkly electrifying singer and songwriter from South Wales. After non-stop traveling back and forth across oceans interspersed with the respite of the British countryside, VIOLET wrote dozens of new songs, weaving together a deeply resonant, all too universal story of realisation, loss, and restitution. The first chapter in this story is ISLAND, written with Britain’s own Ålkemi. Already, it has been critically acclaimed by the likes of HillyDilly, Disco Naivete, Earmilk, and over a dozen other outlets. Spotify has added the track to its “Weekly Buzz” playlist (week of Jan 30), which is followed by nearly half a million listeners. There has been heavy BBC Wales Introducing support from both Bethan Elfyn and Adam Walton, which resulted in Huw Stephens championing the track on his Radio 1 show.