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After more than ten years playing together the band have decided that now is the right time to end, and see the upcoming dates as the perfect way to send off.
Stornoway have released three studio albums, a surprise mini album and two EPs. Their most recent effort, 2015’s Bonxie, saw the band combine their two great passions, music and the environment, to create a record indebted to nature and specifically, birds. Produced by Gil Norton of Foo Fighters and Pixies fame, the record saw Stornoway take a step out of their comfort zone, creating something bold and inherently beautiful. The record was a success, entering the UK Charts inside the Top 20. The touring cycle saw the band play two, sold out shows at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre, five years after they were the first pop band to play the venue.
Having initially formed in 2005, Stornoway have had an undoubtedly stellar career, full of landmark moments. In November 2009 they became the first unsigned band to appear on Later…With Jools Holland, performing alongside Sting, Jay – Z and Foo Fighters. They signed their record deal with taste-making indie label 4AD in Stornoway, also playing a landmark gig on their first visit to the town that gave them their name, in April 2010.
“We have achieved far more as a band than we ever dared to dream back as students in a drafty east Oxford garage and we are immensely proud of the music we have created together. We are eternally grateful to all our wonderful fans and friends who have given us so much support throughout our career, and we look forward to celebrating the last 10 years with you on a (whale of a) farewell tour next spring.”
Please note timings subject to change.
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