It’s finally here. What you might ask, what is finally here?! That would be Beachcomber’s Windowsill, Stornoway’s newest debut. I can imagine not a lot of you were anticipating this album as much as I have been, but that’s just because you haven’t been educated properly. I covered their single, Zorbing, weeks ago, and their entire album was released yesterday. This British pop-folk group did not disappoint to the slightest, the album is both carefully arranged and it’s acoustic tilt focuses the ear on both the creative lyrical banter and pitch perfect harmonies.This album does feel a tad pastoral, but to me that’s not a bad thing, they have produced the kind of track list you would want to accompany you on a journey through the Irish shire. Additionally, with each song comes a fresh usage of musical device, featuring barrelhouse piano, jazzy horncharts, banjo plonking, chamber strings and Celtic fiddles…I do believe I hear an organ mixed in their somewhere too. While it seems this pack might overwhelm, the round-robin harmonies and instrumental diversity hold hands in one of the most pleasantly perfect unions. In short, Beachcomber’s Windowsill does not fall short, it’s wistfully whimsical and cunningly clever and while I still believe Zorbing to be the stand out track, please check out the trio I have posted below…its truly breezy pastoral pop.
LISTEN TO THEM!
I Saw You Blink, Beachcomber’s Windowsill, Stornoway
We Are The Battery Human, Beachcomber’s Windowsill, Stornoway
Here Comes The Blackout, Beachcomber’s Windowsill, Stornoway