On May 11th 2018, Stanlaey will finally be returning to Southampton's The Art House to present to you songs from Bethany's new album coming out this year, The Human Project. Many of you may have been at the film's Harbour Lights premiere back in May 2017, but if you weren't, details about the project are below....
Stanlaey will be appearing as the new quartet, with support from Southampton singer song-writer Kitty O'Neal!
Stanlaey is currently a 4-piece band led by Bethany Stenning (vocals, electric guitar) with Ed Holland (Bass, soundscapes), Ben Docwra (drum-kit, congas, percussion), and Rusty Jhaveri (Saxophone/FX) where the band's soundscape has developed in a diverse genre pool of folk/jazz/pop, drawing influence from artists such as Joanna Newsom, Dirty Projectors and Kate Bush.
Stanlaey has previously performed live in venues in the Southampton, Bristol, Bath, Dublin and London scenes, and last year she took her 2017 album Ouroboros on a successful Girl Power Tour in celebration of female musicians where Bethany performed arrangements of the album with her Seaweed String Quartet (a live album was recorded of the tour which is available via bandcamp). Since, Bethany has been working on the release of upcoming album and film The Human Project which was successfully premiered in its film form in May 2017 at Harbour Lights cinema. The album will be released in the summer of 2018 - and will be available to buy physically before the online release in late 2018.
Bethany’s experimental song-writing topics (seaweed snakes, mannequins coming to life, growing into mountains), and soundscapes that meld genres together (Ice-chambers, bi-polar folk songs, and obscure melodies) are made extra special by the unique and ethereal nature of Bethany’s voice, and the developing nebulous textures of the band.
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Kitty O’Neal is a singer-songwriter from the U.K. In 2017, Kitty released two EPs, 'A Home' and 'OK', both receiving radio play on BBC Introducing and attracting venues in the South of England where she has supported household folk names Maz O'Connor and Meadowlark. Mixing her folk influences heard in 'A Home' with a love of RnB and electronic sound in 'OK', she is releasing an album in 2018 ahead of her UK summer tour which promises to encapsulate both of these moods in a unique and ever-evolving sound. Kitty's poignant songwriting, paired with a distinct emotive performance, alongside her band makes for a captivating and vibrant live experience, filled with both soulful melancholy and groove.
Her tunez can be tasted here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7LNhh4bznMxIqjePfTAgTK