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Stornoway - Beachcomber’s Windowsill (2024 Reissue)
Stornoway: 'Beachcomber’s Windowsill (2024 Reissue)'
19th January 2024

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Stornoway - Beachcomber’s Windowsill (2024 Reissue)

Today, Stornoway have announced that their first two albums Beachcomber’s Windowsill (2010), and Tales From Terra Firma (2013) are finally being repressed on vinyl, the first time for either title in over a decade. With many fans asking for them, these new editions will come on black ReVinyl housed in FSC-sourced card sleeves, being released by 4AD on 19th January 2024.

“It means a lot to us to have these first two albums reissued on vinyl. The recordings on these albums are all homemade - captured on an 8-track portable machine, and recorded in wind-battered barns, churches, camper vans and college bedrooms. They all bring back powerful memories of that exciting time in our career. We poured our hearts and souls into these albums and the songs still speak to us today, and feature heavily in our live shows. We hope you enjoy revisiting them as much as we have!” - Brian Briggs

Stornoway are the indie-folk quartet formed by Oxford University students Brian Briggs (vocals, guitar) and multi-instrumentalist Jon Ouin, and later joined by South African brothers Rob (drums) and Oli Steadman (bass). Having honed their sound as a DIY guitar band unusually rooted in folk tradition, putting out a series of word-of-mouth EP’s before finally signing to 4AD, Stornoway released Beachcomber’s Windowsill in May 2010, a thrilling debut album that gained wide-spread critical acclaim for its powerful melodies and emotional depth. Featuring singles ‘Watching Birds’, ‘I Saw You Blink’ and ‘Zorbing’, it quickly gained Silver status in the UK.