“This song was recorded in Bristol and was one of four songs on the first demo I ever recorded, before meeting the band. I recorded it in mono onto a cassette using a Fostex 4- track recorder with one microphone, and I played all the parts myself - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard and vocals. I wrote it in Dorset when I was working with oiled seabirds, and sharing my bathroom with a guillemot.”
Stornoway's singer and songwriter Brian Briggs is speaking of ‘I Never Thought Of Home’, the B-side to their forthcoming single ‘Zorbing’, but this very natural, unsynthesised approach to recording is typical of the Oxford based band. There is a constant dichotomy in their work; organic recordings by a pop quartet. Their world is one of dreaming spires but also this is a band of conjurors, their craft is an alchemy of a lost pastoral age suffused with the gleaming pop of today.
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Stornoway will arrive in the US at the beginning of next month to play their first ever live shows outside Europe.
Playing two shows in New York, they will perform on July 7th at Brooklyn's Union Hall (tickets available