Introducing Liverpool’s hotly-tipped psych-folk darlings and new Heavenly signings… Stealing Sheep. They create lo-fi, DIY pop in the shape of harmony drenched old time vocals, spiralling psychedelic guitars, hypnotic beats and sixties style drone synths. They started writing together in the summer of 2010 and by the end of the year were already touring the UK’s folk clubs and cafés.
Stealing Sheep began recording on cassettes and 4 tracking their first EP’s in an abandoned school in Liverpool with first time producer Joe Wills, who inspired in them experimental recording techniques in unusual locations. In February 2011 they released their first single “The Mountain Dogs” on limited 7″ vinyl with Manchester’s hug-step pop label Red Deer Club. Parallel to their single launch they toured the UK and Ireland supporting the likes of Olaf Arnalds, Silje Nes, Mice Parade and Efterklang befitting of their Scandinavian-influenced sounds.
During these tours they made a midnight pit stop at Abbey Road Studios to record their second single “I am the Rain”, which they released in May with London label Idle Fret. This won them peak time radio play from many 6music DJ’s including Lauren Laverne, Jarvis Cocker, Tom Ravenscroft and Nemone. During the summer they toured Europe and recorded an off the cuff live session with Rob De Bank at Maida Vale Live Lounge for Radio 1.
They played a number of summer of festivals including Secret Garden Party and Standon Calling, as well as industry events Sound City and The Great Escape. With continuing airplay from BBC2’s Steve Lamacq, Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson, Rob Da Bank, 6music and XFM, the band are being hotly-tipped by both radio and press.
This winter Stealing Sheep will begin recording their debut album, due for release in Spring 2012. This will be preceded by the taster EP, “Noah & The Paper Moon”, on Heavenly Records. The girls have recently supported Emmy the Great and Summer Camp, Alessi’s Ark, Tune-Yards, Beth Jeans Houghton and Slow Club…
Listen to their debut heavenly release ‘Noah and The Paper Moon’ e,p here!
HVNLP91 — Stealing Sheep ‘Noah and the Paper Moon’ by heavenlyrecordings
Stealing Sheep upcoming live info below…
Oct 20th, The Tudor, Wigan w/ All We Are
Oct 21st, Dulcimer, Manchester w/ All We Are
Oct 23rd The Continental, Preston w/Mary Hampton & All We Are
Oct 30th, Halloween Music Fair,Cecil Sharp House, London w/ Urban Folk Quartet
Nov 8th, Huw Stephen’s presents, at The Social, London. Free event and Heavenly get together in honour of their e.p release. Please come and join us in a toast or 2! Stagetime 8.30pm
Nov 11th, Liverpool Music Week at The CUC, Liverpool w/ Ghost Poet, Dutch Uncles, Visons of Trees, Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou
Nov 18th, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross
Nov 23th, The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham (Kings Heath) w/ Dan Croll & Maya Whatton
We’ve also put together this rather wonderful 3 track sampler which includes the previously un-released track ‘Paper Moon’, a beautiful live rendition of ‘Your Saddest Song’ from the BBC’s Maida Vale studio and the Colo remix of ‘Noah’s Days. 3 for free!
“Wonderful psych-folk from Liverpool’s lovely ladies” — Rob da Bank / Radio 1
“Beautiful. They have a bewitching quality. The harmonies are great” — John Kennedy / XFM
“60’s psychedelia with an undeniably sweet and modern twist” — Loud & Quiet