Monday, 27 July 2015

News - Stornoway Announce New EP And Cover Yazz!

Though their latest top 20 album, Bonxie, was their most electronic release to date Stornoway are best known (and possibly best loved) for their compelling acoustic performances.

Magic is conjured by their use of traditional instrumentation, the Steadman brothers’ sibling harmonies; making up the four parts with Jon Ouin and the clear, true, spell of lead singer Brian Briggs’ voice.
The band’s love for wildlife, the outdoors and of course Brian’s PhD in Ornithology are at the forefront of their message, underlined by their recent tour of RSPB nature reserves: The Shags and Ducks and Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour. Combined with Stornoway’s passion for playing unplugged shows, it seems completely natural, in every sense of the word, for them to produce a study of Bonxie that takes the listener back to its evolutionary beginnings.
The Unplucked EP presents acoustic versions of five songs from BonxieBetween the Salt Marsh and the SeaGet LowMan On WireThe Road You Didn’t TakeLost Youth and a cover of Yazz’s 1988 hit The Only Way Is Up

The songs are stripped of their plumage and their unadorned, skeletal simplicity is revealed.

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