Stornoway are an indie folk band from, no not Scotland but Oxford. These guys have been floating around for a couple years wth appearances on Later with Jules and BBC Sound of 2010 long list. The guys are in the middle of a UK folk festival tour, I can think of worse ways to spend a summer.
This track is from their new album, Bonxie. The album was available to pre-order via a crowd funding programme last year. As an aside – I love crowd funding! It was released earlier this year, just added to my iTunes music I’m late to the party this time.
There’s a definite outdoor/bird theme to their tracks, probably something to do with lead singer Brian Briggs having a PhD in ornithology. This track is their new release but it’s by no means the best on the album, Im leaning towards Between the Saltmarsh and the Sea presently but expect that to change with a few more listens. I can’t resist the building chorus here though.