Saturday 20 March 2010

Ten for 2010 Revisited... Stornoway

Time to have a look at what my tips for 2010 have been getting up to.

Tip #1 was Oxford's finest, Stornoway. It's no secret that I love these guys! Back in December they'd already been longlisted for BBC's Sound of 2010 and had build up a lot of hype with singles "Zorbing" and "Unfaithful", both of which were rated 9/10 by Planet Sound (God rest its soul!).

So what's happened since? Well, Stornoway recently joined the likes of Broken Records, Camera Obscura and The National on the 4AD record label and will release their first single "I Saw You Blink" through them on Monday. I'm pretty sure had Planet Sound still been kicking about, Stornoway would've easily made it 3 outta 3! Have a swatch below...

Thankfully after its release we don't have too long to wait for the bound-to-be-amazing debut album "Beachcomber's Windowsill" on May 24th. If that is too long for you to wait, they've recorded a cover of "Planet Telex" for the Round The Bends album, a reworking of the Radiohead classic "The Bends". Celebrating 5 years of BBC Oxford Introducing... and some of the proceeds from the album will go towards Children In Need. So get yourselves over to iTunes!

And before I forget, they'll be playing a song or two on BBC 6 Music on Wednesday!

The guys are gearing up for their UK tour which even sees them stop over in their Outer Hebridean namesake. Their Scottish tour dates are as follows:

6th April - An Tobar, Mull
7th April - Fired Art, Fort William
8th April - Mad Hatters, Inverness
9th April - Woodlands, Stornoway
10th April - The Arch, Ullapool
11th April - Snafu, Aberdeen
13th April - King Tuts, Glasgow

Got my ticket for the King Tuts gig. I can't wait!


  1. you have probably already spotted this, but in case you haven't
    oh and I have been meaning to say I like the new white background, it's a much better look

  2. Yeah I see they're pencilled in for the 24th :) Should be good.

    Like the new look better too, the orange was actually bogging! Dunno what i was thinking.