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With Beachcomber's Windowsill, Stornoway released one of the most assured and impressive debuts of the year. Recorded in the beautiful environs of The Rotunda in their native Oxford, this 4AD Session shows the band in a wonderful light.

The building they chose to perform in dates back to the 1960s when Vivien Greene, Graham Greene's ex-wife, commissioned its build as an extension to her own home to house her doll's house collection. It was open as a museum until 1998 when she auctioned the collection off.

Stornoway have already toured this album extensively since release and are back for a European Tour later this month before undertaking a full UK tour in November. More details HERE.

Track Listing:

  1. Fuel Up
  2. On The Rocks
  3. Here Comes The Blackout
  4. Watching Birds


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Beachcomber's Windowsill

Beachcomber's Windowsill

by Stornoway

Released: 24th May 2010

Order from: Rough Trade / iTunes

For more on Stornoway head to the 4AD page.


  • Director: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
  • Cameras and lighting: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard & Stuart Ward
  • Camera Assistant: Will Middleton
  • Editing and Post Production: Stuart Ward
  • Recording and Mixing: David Loudoun, DMZ Live
  • Photography: Jon Ouin

About the 4AD Sessions

The 4AD Sessions are an ongoing series of video recordings with various acts from the label's roster. Following on from the Deerhunter session at the Studio Plateaux on Platts Eyott island in 2008, the recordings will see 4AD artists performing back-catalogue covers and alternative versions of their own material.