Usually when I go to a gig I tend to avoid the support band unless I have a vague idea of who they are. They tend to be a mixed bag and so I’m never sure if they will be worth a watch. However, when I went to see Alt-J earlier this week, I decided to go early and stumbled upon a fantastic band, Stealing Sheep. I heard the harmonies first and wondered how big the band must be, only to be surprised when I discovered it was made up of three young women.
Stealing Sheep are a Liverpool trio comprising of Becky Hawley, Lucy Mercer and Emily Lansley. Their haunting, mystical music is reminiscent of Fleet Foxes. The three women are refreshingly talented, and use a mixture of harmonies as well as being excellent instrumentalists.
If you enjoy folk music then they are definitely one to have a listen to – although they are perhaps a little more eccentric. If you’ve not heard them then you’re bound to recognise them as their track ‘Shut Eye’ was recently the backing to a Hollyoaks advert and they’re certainly heading for more success after the release of their debut album ‘Into The Diamond Sun’.
Stealing Sheep are definitely one to watch, their live performances are even more impressive than their album, adding an entirely new atmosphere into the room. With their first headline tour taking place later this year, it’s certainly worth grabbing a ticket.
You’ll like these if you like: Fleet Foxes, The Pierces and Lykke Li.
Tracks worth listening to: Shut Eye, Genevieve, I Am The Rain