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Wednesday 10 June 2015

Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep first came to my attention recently when I saw their new album Not Real described as a cross between folk and  soul. Naturally that whetted my appetite and they joined the ever growing list of bands to be checked out.
I duly checked them out at a recent trip to Fopp but given my precarious financial situation I opted for the cheaper 2012 debut album Into the Diamond Sun.
I can't really see the soul reference on this one. Folk, certainly. Described on the ubiquitous on line encyclopedia as Psychedelic Folk.
From Liverpool they consist of Rebecca Hawley (vocals and keyboards), Emily Lansley (vocals and guitar) and Lucy Mercer (vocals and drums)
I quite like their stuff but I suspect that it is probably better in relatively small doses.
They put me a wee bit in mind of Twa Toots

Stealing Sheep -Shut Eye

Stealing Sheep - White Lies


  1. I saw this lot supporting Emmy The Great in Cardiff a few years ago. An interesting bunch - psych-folk is certainly the best description of them, kind of like Jane Weaver's earlier stuff. I've not heard the new album yet, but I know it seems to have been getting them some wider attention.

  2. Much as I enjoyed the Stealing Sheep tracks, hearing Twa Toots again has made my day. Loved their Peel Session, especially the mighty Please Don't Play 'A Rainy Night in Georgia'. One of my favourite Peel Sessions. I can feel a post coming on...

  3. I was tempted to post that Scott but think I may have posted it previously so went for Johnny Oliver

  4. A band I have been meaning to check out for a while as well.