OUTLYA (formerly known as Port Isla) intend to produce music that serves as a form of escapism in difficult times stating that their “number one aim is for anyone who’s listening to our music to find something that makes their day better.” For their latest EP Volcano they worked with producer Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Vaccines, Scissor Sisters, Radiohead) where they put their inspiration from listening to classic and obscure records into action by creating music that doesn’t limit themselves. When producing Volcano, they switched their old methods of producing pop music on its head describing it as “trying to replace sheen” with a sense of “swagger” ensuring they were as hands on as possible throughout all aspects of the record. Following the release of Volcano, the trio performed a sold-out show at London’s Camden Assembly. They also strive to challenge themselves through their live shows, alternating between genres and different ends of their musical spectrum. The band will be playing at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen on 18th March, grab your tickets from here.