About Stornoway

The folky indie pop band Stornoway hail from Oxford, England. They debuted their jangly, largely acoustic sound -- which has drawn comparisons to James, Belle & Sebastian, and XTC -- with a self-titled EP. Stornoway continued to refine their sound and had a breakthrough in 2009: they headlined the BBC Introducing stage at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend that May and released "Zorbing" as a single that July. That summer, they also played festivals including Glastonbury. Their second single, "Unfaithful," arrived that September, a month before the band's first headlining tour of the U.K. They closed out the year by making the longlist for the BBC’s Sounds of 2010 poll. Beachcomber’s Windowsill, their debut album, was released on 4AD the following May. ~ Heather Phares

    Oxford, England

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