Stanlaey takes listeners on a journey through ethereal ambient vocal/violin duets, to jagged rock outs – evolving from heavier to more delicate sounds with absolute ease.
Plus, DJ Captain Flatcap ’til 2am!
Free entry before 8pm, £5 after 8pm.
Stanlaey is currently a quartet led by Bethany Stenning (vocals, electric guitar, composer) with Ben Holyoake (Bass), Naomi Hill (violin) and Oli Cocup (kit) where the band’s avant-garde soundscape has developed in a diverse genre pool of jazz, pop and folk, being compared to artists such as Joanna Newsom, Hiatus Kaiyote and Sigur Rós. The band takes listeners on a journey through ethereal ambient vocal/violin duets, to jagged rock outs – evolving from heavier to more delicate sounds with absolute ease.
STANLÆY was recently one of Pink Wafers 20 bands to look out for in Bristol alongside big names Yama Warashi and The Evil Usses. Further, the band was London’s The Standard’s top of the 20 upcoming bands you should see at Glastonbury 2019, exclaiming: “If Björk had grown up in the West Country, we reckon this is what her music would have sounded like. Freaky folk songs with alluringly erratic vocals and knotty song structures make STANLÆY a compelling prospect.”
STANLÆY’s latest full album, The Human Project, was released in May 2019 and has received critical acclaim and extensive radio play by BBC Bristol, BBC Introducing in the West, RTE Radio, British Airwaves Next Big Thing, and more. A live album, which includes additional string quartet and harp arrangements and performances, was released September 23rd via Bristol in Stereo. Bethany has since released an EP on November 8th titled ‘Rif’ which has been picked up by Gidean Coe on BBC radio 6. STANLÆY will be performing the songs live for a one off special gig December 19th at The Jam Jar, Bristol.