“Brilliant” – Sam Kelly, BBC R2 Folk Award Winner
Velvet & Stone’s brand of indie-folk combines haunting soundscapes with catchy pop hooks and great songs – giving an original and beautiful take on a traditional genre. Crafting their live set with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and Somersault, they take their audiences on a journey from stunning melodies to foot-stomping folk-rock.
Led by the ethereal combination of Lara Snowdon’s vocals, and Kathryn Tremlett’s violin, Velvet & Stone’s music draws upon personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes, creating a sound that is difficult to forget. Their music has flavours of folk-revival combined with strands of today's singer-songwriter and indie genres, with the band being likened to Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, Bear's Den, and Seth Lakeman.
The band released their new single ‘Raise Your Ghosts‘ in August, followed by the 'The Embers EP' in October 2017. In 2018, the band are working on their debut album and will be releasing new tracks throughout the year. Their music has gained plaudits from across the music press, airtime on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Introducing.