The Ones We Hurt The Most - Stornoway (live at Somerset House 09/07/11)
I was there for this and I cried so much. The lyrics were, and still are, completely relatable to a situation that my then-best friend (and then-boyfriend) was going through at the time. This song pretty much voiced everything that I was feeling and that he was probably feeling and I wasn’t expecting it. It still makes me cry a bit now.
The next line from Out the Woods Clothing will consist of four t-shirts designed for us exclusively by Alt-J, The Cads, To Kill A King and Stornoway. They’ll launch in about two weeks along with our new website design.
We were looking for somewhere that sounded a bit distant and remote and coastal. And it was a very long process, and quite a fun process that I think every band goes through trying to get the right band name. And we had a massive list, pages and pages, and the only thing that they had in common was that they were all slightly coastal or maritime-themed. So we were looking in books about knots and, I dunno, guides to natural history of the seashore. And we tried quite a few out and they all failed, and this [Stornoway] was the only one that stuck, and it was reinforced by the fact that if you see at the BBC weather forecast, Stornoway is up there…so we get this wonderful free promotion every time there’s a weather report. — Brian Briggs of Stornoway, as quoted in There Goes the Fear, 2010. (via blackbearspeaks)