Thursday 19th April
Big Hair Presents
@ The Cellar, Oxford
"Stornoway are rapidly becoming one of Oxford's best bands without anyone noticing. It may be wonderfully crafted folk-pop, but it veers off on many tangents before coming back home. 'The Pupil Of Your Eye' is like a ride on an old boneshaker, there's delightful trumpet and cello playing, lovely harmonies and in new song 'Zorbing' one of the most gorgeous tunes I've heard in ages." RUSSELL'S REVIEWS, April 07
"...a fantastic and original vocal arrangement with superb tonality...all in all a superb song and well deserved number 1 position on TopoftheOx." TOPOFTHE OX, March 07
"Stornoway conjour up the innocent coziness of early Belle and Sebastian...Indie pop fans will melt in the brains, while everyone else will be amused by the photo of a donkey playing the drums on the back cover." ARTROCKER, March 07
"...like the Byrds gone psychotic...Oxford’s best-kept secret. I have a feeling they won’t be for much longer." OXFORDBANDS.COM, March 07
They cover such unexpected lyrical matter as the Jacobite rebellion, Spanish galleons and graveyards, all set to a twinkling jangle-pop soundtrack. - Ronan Munro, Nightshift Demo Of The Month, April 2007.
They won't be the preserve of Oxford for long. - NME, 25 November 2006.
There’s something touching and beautiful about this single, the warmth just spreads amongst us all! - Jeremy Chick, Subba-Cultcha on 46a Appleside Drive, November 2006.
I'd venture to say that they are probably the most exciting band I've ever come across solely because of myspace. Kayla Bell, Adam Bell, and Daniel Pacrami make some of the most refreshing indie pop I've heard in a while. - Skatterbrain, November, 2006
Foxes! could be marketable, with their slick, Pixies in anger management rock n roll. - Gigwise.com, October 2006
Onions for Eyes
"I don't know what they're called, but they seem like nice chaps"- Jeremy Warmsley
"Onions For Eyes have one of the best band names i've heard in a long time"- Thomas Truax
"We can't hear you if you sing through your fucking nose"- Arturo Casciaro
"Just grow up you wankers"- Some embittered royalist in the audience at the Havant Arts Centre
"Happiest drummer in the world award"- presented to Lee Wallis by MyAnalog Promotions
"Do you want some rum?"- Adam Bell of Foxes!
"That was the most fucked up half an hour of my life"- James of "The Escapade"
"Please mention that I helped with the name, it's the only helpful thing i've ever done"- Naomi Mitchell
"I don't have a setlist!"- Lee Wallis of "Onions For Eyes"
"It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"- Neil Armstrong
"You guys were AMAZING!"- Kayla Bell of Foxes!
Wow, you guys are better than us!"- Dan Pacrami of Foxes!
ALSO>>>> ABC DJ fluently mixing songs without any regard for tempo or melody IN BETWEEN THE BANDS!!!!!
+DJ’s Playing indie, rock, punk, 80’s, electro, and Stuff
Fosters and John Smiths £1.50 a pint all night
Doors open 8:30pm – 3am
Bands Start 9pm