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It’s official: Stealing Sheep’s debut has been released unto the world and the world likes what it hears… Here’s a round-up of some of the reviews in so far, as well as some snaps from the launch party at White Heat, Madame Jojo’s.
“The weird world that Liverpool’s Stealing Sheep inhabit sure has an addictive soundtrack… Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer have somehow managed to mix all of the chaos and wide-eyed excitement of an early band rehearsal with the kind of genuine distinctiveness that comes when you take no notice of your peers… An utterly unique debut” Q Magazine
“The overjoyed rush to praise Stealing Sheep’s unique sound can be so utterly overwhelming…This is a complete record with no duds… the follow-up record is already one of the most eagerly awaited in memory. They’re easily one of the best new bands out there.” Loud & Quiet magazine
“[Stealing Sheep frequently voyage out] into enchanted waters on tiny pot percussion, oddball synth moods, speculative chord structures and unexpected songwriting impulses… With this first album, Stealing Sheep join that weird and wonderful place inhabited by Warpaint, Bat For Lashes and The Raincoats.” Mojo Magazine
“Stealing Sheep’s debut album is a delightful bag of pick ‘n’ mix… It’s the small details that stand out on this beguiling debut.” The Guardian
“One of your best signings in years!” Heavenly alumnus James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, speaking to Jeff at the launch.
Below: Stealing Sheep — along with Laura J Martin and friends — on Radio 1 in session for Lauren Laverne
The trio round off the festival season with upcoming appearances at Bestival and Festival No. 6 before embarking on a tour later this year. Stay tuned for an announcement of dates!