The Sometimes Island is a synth pop band based in Los Angeles. Texas native Matt Blankenship Jr. and a rotating cast of live musicians comprise the group, which is known for its exhilarating, unforgettable live shows. The band name comes symbolically 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.
This summer saw the debut release of the Bad People EP, which Buzznet called "the future of synthpop". Followed by an extensive tour, The Sometimes Island performed to crowds all along the west coast. The Sometimes Island is currently back in the studio recording new music, and will be returning to the stage this month, in Los Angeles and New York.
Matt has performed with YACHT, Fred Falke, Bob Schneider, Alien Ant Farm, and more in Los Angeles and Austin, playing coffee houses with BANKS early in their careers. A prolific songwriter and producer, Matt has written hundreds of songs and wrote, performed and produced the entire Bad People EP from his home studio. The next few months will see a new single dropping each month. Online and in person The Sometimes Island is amassing a rapidly growing following, and its meteoric rise shines ever brighter with each new release.