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Stornoway / Press

“While the Saturday lunchtime sun beat down on the Acoustic tent, their blend of the Celtic, the English pastoral and a sprinkling of bluegrass was just the ticket...”

Glastonbury Review, DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Maybe it needs a bunch of degrees to write songs this amazing. It doesn't require anything other than working ears to realise how special they are. 5/5 stars”


“Their melodies soar, tug at your heartstrings like a lifeboat pulling your broken vessel ashore, all shattered romance, regret and longing.”

“A wandering and majestic journey. "On The Rocks" stands out as the best track, delicate riffs supported by haunting slide guitar and lightly tapped cymbals, every note like a raindrop in a shower, glistening as it falls.”


“Officially the brainiest group ever, Stornoway's big music worked a treat, especially during "On The Rocks".”

Wychwood Festival Review - THE INDEPENDENT

“An eccentric but engaging folky take on rustic rock, skewing muted guitar thrashes with buzzing keyboards or subtly-placed trumpet and cello....what really lifts the band above the ordinary is the singer's huge, heroic vocal performance, an equal to The Waterboys’ Mike Scott at its best.”

On The Rocks EP Review - NIGHTSHIFT

“Simon & Garfunkel take over a drum and bass session and some incredible cymbal work makes a sound like sunlight glinting from an icicle.. Except even better. This EP is an embarrassment of riches…whereas the final track (The Good Fish Guide) is just a bit of an embarrassment.”


“Another fine slice of seaside melancholy, delivered with their finest hooks and bleeding guitars all present, dramatic and stirring throughout.”


“Stornoway are obviously full of sole. They rock the plaice! We at Greenpeace loved herring this song. Never mind the Pollock – here’s the Good Fish Guide!”