You Don't Know Anything CD Album
Release Date: 23/03/2015
A note on You Don’t Know Anything :
“This record is a collection of songs from the farther extremes of our song writing and arranging spectrum. You might spot the influence of artists as wide-ranging as the Flaming Lips, Ray Charles, The Specials, Tom Waits, Gorillaz, Juluka, Beck, Teenage Fanclub…
They are songs which we are very proud of, and which we dearly wanted to include on our latest album Tales From Terra Firma, but which didn’t quite fit in with the mood or ‘journey’ of that collection. They are more collaborative than our previous releases - with most of the songs being co-writes, and for the first time they feature some Steadman song-writing.” - Brian Briggs of Stornoway
The songs on this release You Don’t Know Anything come from the outer reaches of a band exploring their powers. Looking back over the career of fellow Oxford men, Radiohead, you could hear their musical muscles grow between each release and in the case of Stornoway and You Don’t Know Anything, this record is like an OS map to their creative process. The band are beginning to forge a reputation for being painstaking when recording, demo-ing, exploring and the songs on YDKA are the yield of many hours spent experimenting in the lab that is Stornostudios.
The concentration put into each release means that fans of Stornoway have come to realise that there may be a lot of time between releases. Happily You Don’t Know Anything provides a pit stop between albums. The songs on it also demonstrate that they share DNA with tracks from the previous Stornoway albums The excited trepidation of imminent birth in When You Come Down from Outer Space; Waiting On The Clock is the start of university and first love; The environment and nature are the concerns in The Sixth Wave; The Tumbling Bay, though musically miles away, holds hands with the sentiments of The Great Procrastinator from TfTF and Clockwatching plays with time and its passing.
1. When You Touch Down From Outer Space
2. Waiting On The Clock
3. The 6th Wave
4. Tumbling Bay
5. You Don't Know Anything