Hotly tipped indie-folk singer songwriter, named as one of the BBC’s Ones To Watch for 2019, Chloe Foy writes a brand of melodic, homegrown music, bursting with colourful lyrical and textural inflections evocative of much of the music she loves. Taking inspiration from classical music as much as wider transatlantic trends in folk and indie, Chloe’s songs comprise of carefully constructed arrangements that delicately compliment her cryptic lyrics.
Having performed at Green Man Festival in August 2019, and recently completed a tour in support of the mercurially talented Jesca Hoop (as well as singing backing vocals in Jesca’s band), we’re delighted to bring Chloe’s strikingly beautiful voice and emotionally direct songwriting to The Pound.
An Independent Venue Week Event
“Oh that’s fantastically gorgeous, isn’t it? Bit Bon Iver for sure, but absolutely wonderful.”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC 6 Music
Firewoodisland is the alias of Bristol based Norwegian/Welsh multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Stian Vedøy and Abi Eleri. Their emotive and dynamic vocal harmonies together with the morphing of organic and digital instruments, creates an atmospheric soundscape that is moving yet striking.
In 2010, Norwegian songwriter and producer Stian Vedøy moved to Cardiff, UK. He started a solo project called Firewoodisland (‘Vedøy’ translated into English), while studying for a masters in music production. Shortly after, he was joined by illustrator and songwriter Abi Eleri who is responsible for Firewoodisland’s distinctive artwork. A coming together of fellow like-minded musicians, followed by a regional win in Norway’s Bandwagon Battle of the Bands in 2013 saw a solo project gaining a live band. A debut EP, called “ILD”, quickly followed in early 2014.
After the release of their debut EP, FWI started touring the UK with whistle player Aveen Cooley and drummer Steve Allen. They were titled Welsh artist of the week by BBC Wales and picked up praise from the likes of Q Magazine, Amazing Radio, and BBC Introducing. In 2016 whey saw the release of 2nd EP “Dome”, featuring bassist Rowan Talbot, multi-instrumentalist Dylan Jones, and drummer Steve Allen, who also was a part of releasing debut Album, “Chaos Is The State Of Heart” in 2018. Both releases picked up love from BBC 6Music, and magazines like Clash, The 405, Earmilk and saw them play BBC introducing stage at Latitude, supporting Bear’s Den on Record Store day and headlining Norway’s Vikedal Roots Music Festival
Starting from 25th June, 10:30am