Fu­ture Is­lands’ en­er­getic front man Sa­muel T Her­ring tells Lau­ren Mur­phy that the three-piece are work­ing up a sweat on their tour and do­ing the laun­dry

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It’s been re­ally good. We’re do­ing laun­dry right now. The glam­orous life of a tour­ing band, eh? This is one of my favourite days of the tour, though, be­cause it means I have fresh clothes. I sweat a lot on stage, so I pretty much just ruin my clothes — and car­ry­ing around dirty, wet clothes isn’t fun. Our pro­ducer, Ch­ester [Gwazda] ac­tu­ally recorded Wave Like Home for us as part of his ju­nior year col­lege project, so we didn’t get to hear it un­til months later, when he fin­ished the se­mes­ter (laughs). But we recorded On the Water at a friend’s home in North Carolina, about five hours south of Bal­ti­more in a lit­tle town called El­iz­a­beth City. We were iso­lated, but in a beau­ti­ful house near our home­towns, on the river. We didn’t have the means to pay for stu­dio time, any­way. I feel like the process for On the Water was much eas­ier than In Evening Air. The stu­dio con­cept is still strange to us; there’s some­thing about record­ing in a house, with its own sound and per­son­al­ity, that can be re­ally in­ter­est­ing, rather than in some stu­dio that thou­sands of bands have recorded an al­bum in.

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