Hailed as “their best work yet” (The Guardian 5/5) ‘Bonxie’, Stornoway’s album of uplifting folk and electronica flew straight into the UK Top 20 on release, with a slew of critical acclaim.
PhD in ornithology Dr. Brian Briggs used his love for the natural world to good effect: recording the calls of 20 different species into the album. A sold out 17 date UK tour followed the release and the world’s first ever tour of RSPB nature reserves.
Greylag geese that co-starred with David Attenborough, joined the band in the video for lead single ‘Get Low’ which along with ‘Man on Wire’ were both 6 Music Rebel Playlist winners.
Radio 2 plays and a session for Jo Whiley plus TV appearances including The Andrew Marr show, ITV Weekend and a special performance and interview with Chris Packham for BBC Springwatch all ensued.
‘Bonxie’ by Stornoway – the Oxford quartet’s high flying bird.