No strangers to Cornwall, Angus & Julia along with their fellow band members, have formed a genuine bond in the County.
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No strangers to Cornwall, Angus & Julia along with their fellow band members, have formed a genuine bond in the County. Local artist Caroline Pedlar has designed artwork and illustrated videos for the band since meeting them back in 2007, when they first visited Cornwall to play a handful of small shows. The band also publicly declared their love of the county, Boardmasters Festival and the Taphouse in St Agnes on the Jonathan Ross show on BBC Radio 2 show.
With a new album
'Down The Way' due for release in March (which was partly recorded at
Sawmills Studio in Cornwall), the band are said to be really excited
about coming back to play at the Pavilion as their last show in
Falmouth was a near sell out.
ANGUS & JULIA STONE
NEW ALBUM – DOWN THE WAY
RELEASED ON FLOCK MUSIC ON MARCH 15th
Having spent the last two years touring the world in support of their critically acclaimed debut – A Book Like This – Angus and Julia Stone return with their eagerly anticipated sophomore release Down The Way.
On Down The Way they make their debut as producers, and develop their sound without losing the spirit of their debut. There's been a subtle shift in gear, evidence of a growing confidence - the music gravitates from sparse to rich and textured arrangements yet never loses its etherealness and charm.
Travelling has been an integral part of the Stone's musical story so it's not surprising they opted to record in a number of diverse locations around the globe - an old sawmill on the river banks of Fowey, Cornwall, a studio in Brooklyn, a water tank in Coolangatta, their second home - London - and Queens in New York.
Once again the duo share song-writing duties – their individual styles juxtaposing yet complimenting the other. Themes of lost love and yearning weave through Down The Way, which opens with the epic and rich tapestry of Hold On.
Elsewhere touches of piano and understated fingerpicking guitar light up the darkness of the sound - For You - and forthcoming single Big Jet Plane sees Angus's rustic tones rolling atop a dreamy string arrangement. Draw Your Swords – a six-minute work out building to an unrestrained crescendo; Devil's Tears – gentle piano and sweet acoustic guitars – wrapping up the album.
On Down The Way, Angus and Julia showcase thirteen lovingly crafted songs reflecting a myriad of emotions. Another graceful step on a remarkable musical journey.
Over the course of the last three years the duo have ventured everywhere from the Scottish Highlands to the heart of the USA. This tireless touring has expanded their audience with Myspace plays now exceeding five million. With a worldwide tour kicking off in their native Australia in March the siblings are set to continue to win yet more hearts across the globe in 2010.
The first single from the record, And The Boys, was co-produced by the siblings and Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright) and is set for digital release in early March.
THE CRITICS ON ANGUS & JULIA STONE......
"Fragile, beautiful songs with the bare minimum of strings and drum beats." – **** UNCUT
"Angus and Julia Stone fill my heart to bursting point with joy... close your eyes and you're there in some Byron Bay beach hut, watching the sun go down." – THE GUARDIAN
"Always alert to the power of small variations... the virtue's in the detail." - MOJO
"Spectral piano and hushed vocals that demand attention" - THE SUN
"An album that is whimsical, peculiar and exotic but utterly contemporary." – CLASH
Doors: 7.30pm Starts 8pmAge: all ages
Tickets: £10 Advance / £12 Door.
Tickets from: Princess Pavilion + See Tickets + Hall for Cornwall