Beachcomber's Windowsill Reissue
As its title suggests, Stornoway’s 2010 debut album, Beachcomber’s Windowsill, is something of a treasure.
Featuring singles ‘Fuel Up’, ‘I Saw You Blink’ and ‘Zorbing’, it showed just why so many were excited by the Oxford indie-folk quartet’s arrival - a DIY guitar band unusually rooted in folk tradition. They stood out further with their deft ability to try their hand at most instruments, never shy to experiment while their pure pop harmonies soared.
Warmly received on release, Beachcomber’s Windowsill quickly attained Silver status in the UK and among the many positive reviews, The Observer praised it for having a “real emotional depth that transports their music from throwaway sunny songs to something altogether more poignant and enduring”, while the NME called it “beautifully rendered and melodically magnifi cent; a Constable landscape of a record.”