“★★★★★ ” – Maverick
“Haunting” – Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2
“Brilliant” – Sam Kelly, BBC R2 Folk Award Winner
Velvet & Stone’s brand of female-fronted, indie-folk combines haunting soundscapes with catchy pop hooks and great songs – giving an original take on a traditional genre. Crafting their live set on the festival circuit with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Larmer Tree and Somersault, among many others, they take their audience on a journey from stunning soundscapes to foot-stomping folk-rock.
Led by Lara Snowdon’s vocals and songwriting, and Kathryn Tremlett’s violin, their music draws upon personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes, creating a sound that is difficult to forget. Weaving traditional threads and combining them with folk-revival and contemporary flavours, the band have been likened to a twenty-first century Fairport Convention, and comparisons drawn with Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Seth Lakeman.
Velvet & Stone released their Live EP in October 2018; and their single ‘High Tide‘ in July 2018 in aid of Cancer Research UK, with 100% of profits going to the charity. Previous releases included ‘Raise Your Ghosts‘ in August 2017, The Embers EP in October 2017, and The Storm EP in April 2016. Their music has gained critical acclaim from across the music press, airtime on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Wales and is championed by BBC Introducing.
In addition to regularly touring and playing at festivals across the UK, the band are currently working on their debut album which will be released in 2019.