Beachcomber’s Windowsill: Vinyl LP


Release Date: 19 January, 2024

As its title suggests, Stornoway’s 2010 debut album, Beachcomber’s Windowsill, is something of a treasure. Featuring singles ‘Fuel Up’,‘I Saw You Blink’ and ‘Zorbing’, it showed just why so many were excited by the Oxford indie-folk quartet’s arrival - a DIY guitar band unusually rooted in folk tradition. They stood out further with their deft ability to try their hand at most instruments, never shy to experiment while their pure pop harmonies soared. 

Warmly received on release, Beachcomber’s Windowsill quickly attained Silver status in the UK and among the many positive reviews, The Observer praised it for having a “real emotional depth that transports their music from throwaway sunny songs to something altogether more poignant and enduring”, while the NME called it “beautifully rendered and melodically magnificent; a Constable landscape of a record.” 

The album is complemented by a stunning sleeve by designer Chris Bigg, who has played on the album’s title and their songs about nature by working with illustrations of shells, aquatic life and old maps. 

Pressed on recycled black vinyl, in FSC-sourced card sleeve 


A1. Zorbing
A2. I Saw You Blink
A3. Fuel Up
A4. The Coldharbour Road
A5. Boats and Trains
A6. We Are The Battery Human
B1. Here Comes The Blackout
B2. Watching Birds
B3. On The Rocks
B4. The End of the Movie
B5. Long Distance Lullaby

Vinyl LP