FM PREMIERE: Burr Island’s ‘Distant Stars’ will lift your spirits

“It's about trying to discover a greater truth in life through someone we love”
21 April 2023

Distant Stars is the first single from alternative indie folk duo Burr Island, and it’s an amazing piece of 60s-tinged music that will lift your spirits.

The tune looks at things like the hugeness of outer space and how letting go of your ego can allow us to really appreciate the vast beauty of everything.

Tom England and Oskar Porter, two best friends from the UK’s West Country, have said: “It’s about trying to discover a greater truth in life through someone we love.”

Distant Stars is an upbeat, catchy track with powerful instrumentals and uplifting vocal harmonies. It’ll make you feel alive and full of positive vibes.

The song was done at Kundalini Studios in Devon and it was produced by Steve Cradock who has worked with some big names, like Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller, The Specials and P.P. Arnold.

September saw Burr Island join up with Steve Pilgrim and Paul Weller for a show at London’s Union Chapel. Their biggest move yet was playing shows in December across the UK with Ocean Colour Scene in major venues like the O2 Academy and music halls.

Distant Stars has now been released and tour dates with Tunde (the voice of the Lighthouse family) will start in May 2023.

People frequently compare their tight harmonies to Simon & Garfunkel, but their tunes and thoughtful lyrics bring us back to the hippie “happening” spirit of San Francisco in the 1960s. They’ll take you to the beautiful West Country and introduce you to Burr Island, a melodic and intimate journey in search of meaning. It is all about finding human value here.