Album: Stornoway, Beachcomber's Windowsill (4AD)
Sunday 23 May 2010
One by one, the class of January are having to deliver. Now it's the turn of Stornoway, featured in the BBC's Sound of 2010 Poll.
Like Mumford & Sons, Oxford quartet Stornoway are nominally a folk-based outfit, and whip up a light soufflé of strummed six-strings and chorister-pure singing, but their lyrics deal with such un-folk locations as south-east London and such un-folk pursuits as zorbing. The hype is at least half-justified, and they'll doubtless become the biggest band named after a remote part of Scotland since Mull Historical Society.
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