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Stornoway

Beachcomber's Windowsill

24th May 2010

"We tried to make each song a bit unique - we even went to the extent of teaching ourselves how to play new instruments and ways to record them. That's why we thought the album title could work, because it's a bit of an odd collection of bits and bobs that we've accumulated over the past few years,” explains Brian Briggs, lead singer and lyricist of Stornoway.

The Oxford quartet have used a kind of alchemy to combine startling harmonies - at times reminiscent of barber shop quartets, at others far more choral, pure with perfect pop refrains all rooted in very traditional, British grassroots songsmithery. Tapping into a subject matter as diverse as New Zealand adrenaline sports, natural history and car journeys, Stornoway distil very personal subject matter and experiences into crystalline classics and crucially love songs on Beachcomber's Windowsill that revive the most jaded of hearts.

1 Zorbing 3.29
2 I Saw You Blink 3.53
3 Fuel Up 4.22
4 The Coldharbour Road 4.29
5 Boats And Trains 4.22
6 We Are The Battery Human 4.01
7 Here Comes The Blackout...! 2.03
8 Watching Birds 3.23
9 On The Rocks 4.51
10 The End Of The Movie 4.20
11 Long Distance Lullaby 4.18
1 Zorbing 3.29
2 I Saw You Blink 3.53
3 Fuel Up 4.22
4 The Coldharbour Road 4.29
5 Boats And Trains 4.22
6 We Are The Battery Human 4.01
1 Here Comes The Blackout...! 2.03
2 Watching Birds 3.23
3 On The Rocks 4.51
4 The End Of The Movie 4.20
5 Long Distance Lullaby 4.18
1 Zorbing 3.29
2 I Saw You Blink 3.53
3 Fuel Up 4.22
4 The Coldharbour Road 4.29
5 Boats And Trains 4.22
6 We Are The Battery Human 4.01
7 Here Comes The Blackout...! 2.03
8 Watching Birds 3.23
9 On The Rocks 4.51
10 The End Of The Movie 4.20
11 Long Distance Lullaby 4.18
1 Zorbing 3.29
2 I Saw You Blink 3.53
3 Fuel Up 4.22
4 The Coldharbour Road 4.29
5 Boats And Trains 4.22
6 We Are The Battery Human 4.01
7 Here Comes The Blackout...! 2.03
8 Watching Birds 3.23
9 On The Rocks 4.51
10 The End Of The Movie 4.20
11 Long Distance Lullaby 4.18

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