Stylus Folk Update #6
26th January 2014
Hello Stylus Folks,
Our album Hospitality for Hope has picked up some lovely press and radio support since the release in November. BBC6 Music, Xfm and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Introducing and Amazing Radio have supported our music which is brilliant. Here are a few of our favourites quotes from reviews:
“There is a homegrown charm to them, they could be airbrushed and polished and become the new Civil Wars or Lady Antebellum” – Americana UK.
“As much as Grisedale’s voice is a wonderful counterpoint to that of Jones, it is her innate sense of the melancholy and his optimism that perhaps provides a greater balance. This collaborative process is heard to brilliant effect on ‘Love’s Tale’ where their voices and emotional responses dovetail together in a song of quite simple, yet perfect execution.” –God is in the TV
“Overall, I have to say that this album is unbelievable. It doesn’t just consist of songs that are folk or country, it moulds each track into a personal experience which differs every time. I noticed that each song had a message, whether that be to dance, be happy, or to share a personal experience from which these two have put into music.” – Venture Mag
Just before we round up this edition The Stylus Folk we have a couple of live dates to share with you. We are still booking dates over the next few months so keep your eyes out.
Supporting Chains – BUY TICKETS HERE
16th February – The Yardbird, Birmingham
Steve and Rachel
Stylus Folk Update #5
23th November 2013
How are you all?I hope this finds you wrapped up warm with a hot cup of tea (or coffee!) and some cake! It really does feel like winter is now upon us doesn’t it? We have lots of exciting things to share with you.Our debut album, ‘Hospitality for Hope’, was released on Monday on Wild Sound Recordings. The physical CDs, which we have hand stamped and sewn, have already been selling fast. They can be ordered for £8 from our Bandcamp page, which is also the best place to download the album from (although you can get it from iTunes, Amazon etc). You can also order different bundle deals which include our new badges and our ‘Keeping a Light’ Notebooks. Click to visit the BANDCAMP shop.Writing, recording and releasing the album really has been a wonderful journey and we have worked with film maker Mick Paulusma to make this short video. The video shows us in the various studios, talking about the writing and discussing musicians that play on the album. We hope you enjoy it.
Since the last Stylus Folk update we have been very busy playing shows in Leamington, Burton Upton Trent, London (a sell out no less!)? Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham. All the shows were brilliant and we have met some truly lovely people. It was really enjoyable to get out and play in some new places, so a big thank you if you are one of the people who joined The Stylus Folk recently. Our first show in London was great as it was the Wild Sound first birthday event. Travelling up to Leeds was a challenge due to the amount of traffic on the M1, however opening for Rachel Sermanni more than made up for the long journey! We will be posting blogs about each one very soon, so keep an eye on the website. Here are a few photos from the shows.
All Hallows, Leeds
Green Note, London
Malt Cross, Nottingham
Hospitality for Hope has been picking up some fantastic press and radio play. Xfm, BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio and lots of other stations have played tracks from the album. We have been interviewed by Musos Guide which you can read HERE. The album has been reviewed by a number of Music Blogs. Here are just a few quotes:
“reminiscent of the soundtrack to Once” – RIGHT CHORD MUSIC
“Steve and Rachel were really meant to sing together. Raw and stripped back, the duo just compliment each other beautifully with their warming harmonies and soft melodies.” – GUY TALK MUSIC
We have been bowled over with everyone’s response to the album and have been very touched by the things people have said about it. Reviews are lovely but it is the connection that people like you have made with the songs that has meant a great deal to us.
Please keep in touch and take care in this cold weather.
Steve and Rachel xx
Stylus Folk Update #4
And then… our album launch show is at The Tin Music and Arts in Coventry on Saturday 16th November! This is a big celebration of the album release where we will be performing with a full band which we are calling The Turntables! This is a one off performance and we would love you to be there. Tickets are £4 in advance or £5 on the door. The Facebook event is HERE and the ticket link is HERE. We are also delighted that the brilliant SHE MAKES WAR and the talented CHARLOTTE CARPENTER are opening the night for us.
Stylus Folk Update #3
It has been hand drawn by our resident artist Cheyenne Bristow and we are delighted with what she has produced for us. The album will be released on November 18th on Wild Sound Recordings and will be launched on November 16th at our favourite local venue The Tin Music and Arts (formerly Taylor Johns) in Coventry. We are hugely excited as we will be performing with a full band for this one off show. The support acts with be announced very soon. Tickets are £4 in advance and you can purchase them HERE. You can also join the Facebook event HERE. We very much look forward to you joining us to celebrate the release of the album.
HOSPITALITY FOR HOPE TOUR
Oct 5th – House Show, Coventry
Oct 17th – The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry
(supporting Hope and Social and Atlum Schema)
Oct 19th – The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton
(with Emily Baker)
Oct 25th – The Grand Union, Leamington Spa
Oct 30th – Green Note, London
(with Polly Paulusma and Harry Harris)
Nov 1st – All Hallows, Leeds
(with Rachel Sermanni)
Nov 12th – The Malt Cross, Nottingham
Nov 16th – ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW @ The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry
Stylusboy and the Turntables (our full band!)
Stylus Folk Update #2
Hello Stylus Folks,
The first news is that Lantern EP is officially out now on WILD SOUND RECORDINGS. You can download the EP or buy the limited edition hand printed CD from our BANDCAMP site for £3.00. If you come along to one of our live shows you can buy one of the very limited (only 100!) copies of the CD which have individually drawn artwork, yes, every single one is slightly different. The EP has two tracks ‘Lantern’ and ‘Love’s Tale’ from debut album (out later this year) and two live tracks recorded at Hot Numbers in Cambridge in May of this year. We are very proud of the EP and hope you enjoy listening to the songs.
We have been blogging quite a bit recently about what we have been up to. Read about the rather warm and cosy Lantern EP launch show, our very early morning photo shoot or even listen to of our Stylus Story audio blogs. So head over to our BLOG.
THE STYLUS FOLK UPDATE #1