Today's Video Share: Lay Her Down by Velvet & Stone

Velvet & Stone’s brand of contemporary folk combines haunting soundscapes with catchy pop hooks and great songs – giving an original and beautiful take on a traditional genre. Crafting their live set with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and Somersault, they take their audiences on a journey through stunning melodies and soundscapes to foot-stomping folk-rock.

Led by the ethereal combination of Lara Snowdon’s vocals and songwriting, and Kathryn Tremlett’s violin, Velvet & Stone’s music draws upon personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes, creating a sound that is difficult to forget. The band are currently touring as a four-piece with Kev Jackson on guitar, and Paddy Blight on double bass. Their writing has strong folk-revival flavours, combined with the raw appeal of contemporary influences such as Seth Lakeman, The Cranberries and The Levellers.

The band released their new single ‘ Raise Your Ghosts ‘ in August 2017, followed by the The Embers EP in October 2017. Their music has gained plaudits from across the music press, airtime on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Wales and is championed by BBC Introducing. In 2018, they will be releasing new music and videos, and working on their debut album. 

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