ISLANDS | Future Yard | Future Yard

We are thrilled to be hosting Islands for the very first time at Future Yard on Thursday 18th April.

The band born from the ashes of The Unicorns in 2005 join us in 2024 in support of their 9th studio album And That’s Why Dolphins Lost Their Legs. With addictive hooks at every possible turn, Dolphins, stands out as quite likely the strongest and most articulate Islands album yet. Nick Thorburn and band manage to slyly tap into both the pain and the joy of living, often simultaneously, while stripping the music down to its simplest element: a strange sample rubbing up against a bouncing bassline, a snappy kick and snare firing off against a persistent, hooky guitar line.

Their April tour coming to Birkenhead will be pared down to a duo, emphasising and highlighting the intricacy of the songwriting and the intimacy of the vocals.

Esme Bridie + Ruins supports.

Tickets on sale now.

Future Yard presents
+ Esme Bridie
Friday 18th April 2024
7:30pm doors
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £13.50 advance – Standing

Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open til 9pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.



Esme Bridie is a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Liverpool. On the outside she may look like your average sweet girl, but Esme is a self-professed angry girl and this comes through in her newest songs. Esme creates raw and honest songs with intricate guitar lines and emotive vocals. Esme released her debut EP ‘Something In Your Teeth’ in 2023. It has gained support from Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, BBC 6 Music, and BBC Introducing.

For fans of: Julia Jacklin, Big Thief, Lucy Dacus.



RUINS are Lloyd Rock (vocals & drums) / Nik Kavanagh (bass & synth); a beastly alt-pop duo and imagined love child of New Order, Cocteau Twins, Sleaford Mods and The Cure. Two albums in and currently working on their third instalment, expect a signature blend of moody, soulful, melodic basslines, shimmering synth and broken beats.