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One of the UK’s best loved indie folk bands, Stornoway, are returning.

The new album follows the huge success of their debut gold-selling album ‘Beachcombers Windowsill’, released on 4AD, and hailed from the rooftops for its melodic magnificence and imaginative arrangements. It reached Top-15 in the UK Charts, leading to tours of Europe, Australia, America, numerous memorable festival appearances, and a sold-out show at London’s Somerset House. Then followed the acclaimed albums ‘Tales From Terra Firma’ (2013) “a triumphantly expansive album” The Guardian , and ‘Bonxie’ (2015) “Stornoway’s best work yet, which deserves the largest stage” The Guardian , with the band’s live career growing fast and continuing to sell out headline tours. Each of Stornoway’s albums has been championed by BBC 6Music and Radio 2 since their first UK tours.

The forthcoming record is Stornoway’s best and most effortless album of their career, firmly cementing the band’s vital position on the wild edges of the contemporary musical landscape. A briny pop album as textured, surprising and unique as the British countryside, with a fresh but unmistakable sound.

Self-produced by the band and mixed by Mercury Music Prize-winning Mike Lindsay (Hannah Peel, Laura Marling, Tunng), the new album features award-winning Chinese singer songwriter Yijia Tu, fellow bird man Fyfe Dangerfield, environmentalist Sam Lee, and a collaboration with acclaimed poet Paul Henry from the Black Mountains, the album closing with an elegy to a giant ash tree lost to ash dieback.

‘…your crown is broken and glitters in the frost, and you’re more than silence lost…’

Perhaps more connected to the natural world than any other British band, they have a very personal understanding of the urgency of the climate and biodiversity crisis facing us. Their new album was written by night in a wind-battered shed on a coastal hilltop -feel the outside world flood into your soul, as Stornoway breaks down the walls between you and the land that made you…

Stornoway’s fourth album ‘Dig The Mountain’ is out now on Cooking Vinyl

Formed in 2019, THE PEOPLE VERSUS borrow from a variety of genres and traditions. Their combined voices and instrumental lines swoop, circle and support the beguiling voice and personality of the lead singer Alice Edwards. Each song is taut with feeling and longing, with many inspired by Greek myth and tales from Shakespeare.

Age Restrictions

16 Years + to be accompanied by an adult

Tickets

£22 Standard
£10 All Concessions
£5 Under 21
£26 On the Door
Doors open 7pm

Book this event online or email the box office at boxoffice@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Doors Open: 7pm Show Start: 8pm

“Stornoway’s new record is a joy.” – The Sunday Times

“Great songwriting… reminiscent of Crosby, Stills & Nash.” – The Times
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