Saturday 28th November 2015
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £18 + booking fee . £20
Folk indie-pop band Stornoway hailing from Oxford return with their third album Bonxie (out on Cooking Vinyl), their most personal, engaging and best album to date.
The folky indie pop band Stornoway comprises of singer/guitarist Brian Briggs, keyboardist/string player Jonathan Ouin, and bassist Ollie Steadman and drummer Rob Steadman (a pair of brothers from South Africa); who formed the band while they were attending Oxford University; the well-studied band includes an ornithologist and a Russian translator among its ranks.
Bearing the Shetland nickname for the Great Skua, an impressive but fearsome sea bird of northern climes, Stornoway’s third LP, Bonxie, gets to the heart of the band’s passion for wildlife, literature, and clever pop songcraft. Stornoway, who until now have produced and engineered all of their previous recordings, stepped out of their comfort zone to enlist veteran producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters), who helped them make what is possibly their most personal, engaging, and best album to date.
Stornoway continue to refine their sound, which echoes comparisons to James, Belle & Sebastian, and XTC and have headlined the BBC Introducing stage on BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, plus played other festivals such as Glastonbury.
“It amounts to Stornoway’s best work yet: big music, which deserves the largest stage.” – ***** The Guardian
“It’s Bronxie’s heart, soul and natural world-inspired epiphanies that charm most” – **** Mojo
Support comes from:
‘Katherine Priddy is a dream weaver, a hypnotic storyteller and fragile performer who encapsulates the rich and often solemn side of artists gone by such as Nick Drake and John Martyn, delivering each word with a genuine warmth and charm.’