Band Type: Band

Cover Band: No

Genre: instrumental rock/hard rock

Founded: July 2013

Band Website: 

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For fans of Explosions in the Sky, Russian Circles, MONO

ISLES can also be heard on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Google Play, Amazon, Soundcloud and more.

ISLES can be contacted at isles.sf [at] gmail [dot] com . 

ISLES began as a solo project by founder and guitarist Ivan Torres (ex-Dissipate, A Thousand Kingdoms) back in 2011. After releasing Spaces, ISLES' debut full-length album in mid-2013, Ivan recruited Daniel Macias-Bernardo, Dev Bhat, and Evan Massi to bring the band to life on stage. Adding members instantly evolved the band's sound, and have quickly become a very powerful live presence. ISLES has begun to make their way around the San Francisco Bay Area, and has consistently been the top-drawing act at each show. Their high-energy live performance and emotive, immersive music has caught the attention of Alternative Press magazine, who featured ISLES in August 2015 as one of their featured unsigned bands of the month.

ISLES is currently promoting their upcoming album, Remnants, due out August 21, 2018.



Ivan Torres - guitars, vocals

Dev Bhat - guitars, synth

Daniel Macias-Bernardo - bass

Evan Massi - drums


ISLES has played on several Bay Area stages, including: The Oakland Metro Operahouse (Oakland), Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco), The Night Light (Oakland), The Golden Bull (Oakland), DNA Lounge (SF), The Hemlock Tavern (SF), Neck of the Woods (SF), El Rio (SF), The X-Bar (Cupertino), The Stork Club (SF), The Back Bar SoFa (San Jose), The Mojo Lounge (Fremont), 50 Mason Social House (SF), and more.

ISLES' prior album, Bending Light, can be streamed in its entirety below, or Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and most other streaming platforms. 

Photo credit: Sakara Birdsong Photography