Stornoway Flying High With Cooking Vinyl

 – Agreed worldwide artist services deal

– New album, Bonxie, released 13 April 2015

5 March 2015, London:- Cooking Vinyl has signed Oxford indie-folk stars Stornoway in a worldwide artist services deal for their third album, Bonxie. The deal also covers future material from the band.

Due for release on 13th April, the album was funded via PledgeMusic, hitting an incredible 222% of its target in just four days. Bonxie is named after a Hebridean seabird native to the Stornoway area and themed around birds from its artwork to the 20 different birdsongs that feature on its tracks, with front man Brian Briggs fittingly holding a PhD in Ornithology.

Drawing its inspiration from the great outdoors, with a more epic sound than previous material, Bonxie also sees Stornoway enlist a producer for the first time in Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies). Other collaborators include Craig Potter (Elbow) on mixing duties.

Out now, opening single ‘The Road You Didn’t Take’ is already generating attention, winning the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist after premiering on Steve Lamacq’s show.

After revealing the album at a sold out show at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre, the only amplified band to have ever played this historic venue, and headlining the Folk Stage at the BBC 6 Music Festival, Stornoway will embark on a full UK tour in April. (Tour dates listed below)

Marcus Knight, product manager at Cooking Vinyl said: “It’s great to be working with such a talented group of musicians. The success Stornoway have had with the funding campaign for the album just goes to show how much people love this band, and I’m sure when they hear it they’ll be blown away.”

Stornoway’s manager Jon Chapman commented: “Cooking Vinyl are a positive, ambitious and thoroughly modern record company in every sense. They are an intelligent and passionate team with an unparalleled digital marketing strategy, so the band and I are thrilled to be working with them.”

Stornoway’s previous two albums both made the Top 5 of the UK Indie Charts.


Stornoway tour the UK with their new album during 2015:

21st April – Engine Rooms, Southampton
22nd April – Sub 89, Reading
23rd April – Islington Assembly Hall, London
24th April – Islington Assembly Hall, London
25th April – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
28th April – Junction, Cambridge
29th April – Waterfront, Norwich
30th April – Art School, Glasgow
1st May – Riverside, Newcastle
2nd May – Town Hall, Live at Leeds
6th May – Globe, Cardiff
7th May – Gorilla, Manchester
8th May – Leadmill, Sheffield
9th May – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
16th May – Museums At Night, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter


Bonxie by Stornoway, out Monday 13th April 2015

Bonxie track listing:

  1. Between The Saltmarsh and the Sea       7.   We Were Giants
  2. Get Low                                                               8.   When You’re Feeling Gentle
  3. Man on Wire                                                      9.   Heart of the Great Alone
  4. The Road You Didn’t Take                            10. Josephine
  5. Lost Youth                                                           11.  Love Song of the Beta Male
  6.  Sing With Our Senses


About Cooking Vinyl

Established in 1986, Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

Cooking Vinyl takes full responsibility for the management of a project whether working via a traditional royalty-based deal or in a label services capacity. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devises and implements worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for its artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.

Artists signed to Cooking Vinyl include Embrace, Röyksopp, James, Amanda Palmer, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson and Billy Bragg. Such is the loyalty and affection among artists for the label that the likes of Frank Black have returned close to 20 times to record fresh collections with them. The Prodigy’s Invaders Must Die was Europe’s biggest selling independent album in 2009.

Cooking Vinyl Records is a member of the CV Group of companies, which include Essential Music & Marketing, CV America, Cooking Vinyl Australia, Cooking Vinyl Group France, Germany and Cooking Vinyl Publishing.

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