Radio Island is a Malaysian Alternative Pop and Progressive Rock formed in Kuala Lipis in year 2009. They are bonded by a shared love of Muse, Radiohead, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Padi, Dewa and etc. They begun performing together in their hometown of Kuala Lipis, and afterwards migrates to Kuala Lumpur to expend their ambitious in Music. All the members have been active in Malaysian music scene for about 10 years. Radio Island started record their first song in English entitled Mira in 2011. Followed by Satu (Malay version of Mira), Ceritera Cinta, Hilang, Lagu Sedih and Khayal and Jom Raya.
The current line-up of the band are Islah (main vocalist and frontman), Azree (bassist), Baizudin (synthesizer), Ameer (lead guitar), Napi (drummer) and Mie (rhythm – sessionist). They are always pushing themselves and there’s a lot of diversity here – from music arrangement by adding electronic sound, a unique blend of style ranging from Britpop to J-rock/pop and combinations of 50’ and 60’ Malay Oldies. Radio Island is recognizable with intensely catchy melodic, smooth vocal, electro rock, and blues which embedding elements of Love, Live and Divine.
Radio Island was actively involved in Battle of The Band (BOTB) throughout Malaysia with performances and shows around Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Penang, Melaka, and so forth. By winning in several BOTB it’s leading them to sign with Universal Music Malaysia in Feb 2012. Radio Island came out with single titled Sengsara Derita which was fitted into the downloading portal of iTunes. The song managed to get an air play by some of the Malaysia Local Radio Station.