Thursday, August 12, 2010
Stornoway Makes Interesting Indie Rock
Stornoway's album Beachcomber's Windowsill (Rough Trade) just came out in the States. Now if that means little to you, not to worry. They are a UK-based outfit with some very interesting material and a lead singer like no other. He's a pretty high tenor in range and he has a very pure delivery. The music is almost folk-rocking sometimes, but in that way of the Isles (not exactly old-timey though, like Fairport can be).
They do some strong originals and I personally find their album quite refreshing. They sound like nobody else. They are not hard-edged, so the music tends not to be heavy. The lyrics are rather poetic, intelligent. There's a bit of melancholy. Think of it as the folk music of the future. Or don't think of it at all and just listen.