The lovely people at FOLK FOLK’S SAKE have recently interviewed us for their Introducing feature. You can read the interview by clicking on the image above. We talk about our favourite songs on our album and the most memorable shows we have played. We are also very excited that on 22nd February we will be playing at THE SOFA SESSIONS with SEAN TAYLOR.
Last week we spent a very cold morning recording three songs for TALL TREE SESSIONS. We will post a blog about the session very soon. Here is the first track, Eyes Form Tears:
2014 is starting with bang as ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE have written a feature on us being The Next Big Thing in their January edition. We talked the magazine about songwriting, inspirations, recording and guitars. You can buy copies from WH Smith and all good music shops. You can also download it from iTunes. We are on page 84 and 85!
We have been receiving lots of press and radio coverage over the last few weeks so we though we would update you with some of the kind words people are saying. First up you can read an interview with did with Muso’s Guide and you can listen above to the interview and live track we recorded at The Green Note for Tin Can Review.
Mixtape Couture: “This album is truly stunning and a wonderful listen. From the quieter moments to the upbeat, pop fuelled folk they have created 10 very different and excellent songs and it shows a truly promising career for Stylusboy.”
Fortitude Magazine: “Think mellow, think folk, and now take a minute to imagine all that garnished with wonderful harmonies and well-written lyrics… Yes, you got it- Stylusboy in one!”
Right Chord Music: “Stylusboy are definitely one to watch, successfully developing their style in a genre that’s enjoying great popularity at the moment and is reminiscent of the soundtrack to Once.”
High Tea Cast: “The diverse but complimentary vocal work between Rachel Grisedale and Steve Jones work together really brilliantly. The harmonies they produce together are both catchy and effective throughout.”
Fatea: “It’s when you listen properly, you realise how deceptively simple the album sounds, the quality of the performance that has made the album seem effortless.”
Little Indie Blogs: “An optimism rarely exhibited in folk music, and that, despite it’s pop sensibilities, is precisely what ‘Hospitality for Hope’ boils down to, a contemporary folk album that’s not afraid to smile.”
Our debut album, Hospitality for Hope, has been picking up some great press recently. Venture Magazine have given the album 9/10 and said:
“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. This album delivers on all fronts and really sets the bar high among similar artists. First rate music from two very, very talented people.”
Highly respected music blog, God is in the TV, have given the album 4/5 saying:
“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.”
You can read the full review HERE.
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