Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stornoway - Beachcomber's Windowsill

This is the first album of the new band Stornoway, and the only thing that you can really say to recommend it is that if you like indie folk you should look this way, because is a very good executed LP, and it doesn't feel old or nostalgic of something else, it has character on its own.

Most of it has to do on the clever songwriting, probably because the members of this band are from Oxford and we are talking PhD's. They write very simple songs with very intricate metaphors.

The folk sounds in here give a sort of remembrance and sort of feeling of clever British folk and indie pop bands like Belle and Sebastian, and I'm pretty sure that given the quality of this first LP, something like this could be in their future, Its not like they're the next Belle and Sebastian, or that they sound nostalgic of the early work from the band, not at all, just the clever lines and the fact that they do a music genre that is a little similar.

The only thing is that the album can get too British and most songs are similar and standard, some of them very good, but not all of them excellent.


1. Zorbing
2. I Saw You Blink
3. Fuel Up
4. The Coldharbour Road
5. Boats And Trains
6. We Are The Battery Human
7. Here Comes The Blackout
8. Watching Birds
9. On The Rocks
10. The End Of The Movie
11. Long Distance Lullaby

Rate: 6.8/10

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