The Sometimes Island is Los Angeles based artist Matt Blankenship Jr. The name symbolically comes from an island in Lake Travis. Depending on the water level, the island is either emerging from the surface, or submerged and hidden, waiting to be reborn.
Matt has been a frontman and band leader in LA opening for Alien Ant Farm, YACHT, Fred Falke, and playing coffee houses with Banks during their college years. A prolific songwriter, Matt has written hundreds of songs in his career. The Sometimes Island is a brand new endeavor, with a foundation that has been built on a solid decade of experience and creative output.
The brand new 7 track Bad People EP is out! The sound is catchy beach pop with a fog of ethereal, dreamlike vocal layers rolling in. A polymath multi-instrumentalist, Matt wrote, performed and produced the entire album from his home studio. The Sometimes Island frequently performs as a one man show, and at times brings a backing band.
The Summer 2-17 Bad People tour went all the way up the west coast and back, completing last month. The Sometimes Island is back in the studio recording new music, and will be returning to the stage in October.