“Haunting” – Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2
Velvet & Stone’s brand of female-fronted, indie-folk combines haunting soundscapes with catchy pop hooks and great songs – giving an original take on a traditional genre. Crafting their live set on the festival circuit, they take their audience on a journey from stunning soundscapes to foot-stomping folk-rock.
Led by Lara Snowdon’s vocals and songwriting; Kathryn Tremlett’s violin; and supported by their regular band of Kev Jackson (guitar), Paddy Blight (double bass), and Garry Kroll (drums), their music draws upon personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes – creating a sound that is difficult to forget. The band weave traditional threads and combine them with folk-revival and contemporary flavours, producing a sound that has been likened to a twenty-first century Fairport Convention, and comparisons drawn with Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Seth Lakeman.
Velvet & Stone are set to release their self-titled debut album on 2nd August 2019. The second single BY THE WATER will be released on 3rd May 2019. Their music has gained critical acclaim from across the music press, airtime on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales and is championed by BBC Introducing. The band regularly tour as both a duo and a full band and play at festivals across the UK.