Exeter Based Alt-folk group Velvet & Stone are set to release a series of live recordings in spring 2018. The series began on 6th April, with their new single ‘Lay Her Down’. Recorded live at Momentum Studios near Plymouth, Devon.
The new single was written by Lara Snowdon who sings lead vocals, and is arranged and performed by Kathryn Tremlett on violin, Paddy Blight on double bass, Kev Jackson on guitar, and Gary Kroll on drums. The video was recorded by Josiah Manning and Jake Galvin, and is produced and edited by Paddy Blight. The track is recorded by Josiah Manning at Momentum Studios, Plymouth, Devon.
Described as “haunting” by Claire Balding on BBC Radio 2, and “brilliant” by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Sam Kelly, the band have received a range of plaudits for their recorded music and live performances. Likened to a twenty-first century Fairport Convention, the band weave traditional threads through their song-writing, and combine them with folk-revival and contemporary flavours to produce an evocative and ethereal sound.
Led by the stunning combination of Lara Snowdon’s vocals, and Kathryn Tremlett’s violin, the band are currently gigging as a four-piece with Kev Jackson on guitar, and Paddy Blight on double bass. Following the release of Lay Her Down, the band are touring through April 2018, and are performing at festivals throughout the summer. They will also be releasing two further live videos and are beginning work on their debut album.
You can find more information on Velvet & Stone on their website at www.velvetstonemusic.com and their social media channels.
Velvet & Stone Biography:
Velvet & Stone’s brand of contemporary 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 through stunning melodies and soundscapes 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. The band are currently touring as a four-piece with Kev Jackson on guitar, and Paddy Blight on double bass. Their song-writing has strong folk-revival flavours from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Fairport Convention, combined with the raw appeal of contemporary influences such as Seth Lakeman, The Cranberries and The Levellers.
The band released their new single ‘ Raise Your Ghosts ‘ in August 2017, followed by the The Embers EP in October 2017. Their music has gained plaudits from across the music press, airtime on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Wales and is championed by BBC Introducing. In 2018, they will be releasing new music and videos, and working on their debut album.
Social media links:
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqewfQDrBZ594d2Wrcsokw
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/0DYREYZD4EvF0Oo1SPvRYV