Magic Island + Futurski ° Wien

'honest pop' & synthetic colours

do 10101920:00 VVK + Abendkassa Live

We put a nice mix of emerging talents from Canada and Slovenia together …


Magic Island (CAN) + FUTURSKI (SLO)
Thursday, 10th October 2019
Rhiz Vienna

(starts on Friday, 2nd August 2019)



Having been described as ‘honest pop,’ Magic Island’s soundscape is permeated byhaunting and unforgettable flavours. The artist weaves together unembellished compositions with tangles and twists of her signature weirdness. Starting with short vocal lines and looping melodies on her keyboard, Magic Island builds them up and out, pulling freely from R&B, experimental pop, and soulful sounds.


Futurski form a palette of synthetic colours, driven by melancholic vocal melodies, dreamy synths and guitars. Their performance ranges from gentle, almost heartbreaking passages, to a powerful wall of sound, which is almost entirely produced live, on the spot. Their debut EP, titled ‘Synthetic Happiness’, was released in September 2017 and is characterized by charming pop sensibility and cunning songwriting – the ideal soundtrack for lazing about or a late-night walk home from the club. Their new single Bad Dreams is announcing their second EP “Emotional Tourist” , which will be released in June. Just in time for a fresh wave of synthetic tunes for the summer. Emotional Tourist is having Bad Dreams, fleeing from unresolved past trauma by jumping from one person to the next, feeding off of their emotions and experiences without trying to heal and letting the wounds close. In 2018 they were selected as one of the INES talents, which opened the door for them to perform at a number of Europe’s showcase festivals, such as Liverpool Sound City (UK), Spring Break festival (Poland) and Waves Vienna (Austria). In addition, they played shows like MENT Ljubljana (Slovenia), INmusic festival (Croatia) and many more!