From Norway to Britain, Firewoodisland are here to stay!
In 2010, Norwegian singer, songwriter and producer Stian Vedøy moved to Cardiff, UK. He started a solo project called Firewoodisland (which is ‘Vedøy’ translated into English), while studying for a masters in music production. A coming together of fellow like-minded musicians, followed by a regional win in Norway’s Bandwagon Battle of the Bands in 2013 saw a solo project become a full band. A debut EP, called ILD, quickly followed in early 2014.
From their debut album ‘Chaos Is The State Of Heart’ come’s their latest track ‘Dearest Brother’.
Now Bristol-based, the band have seen their music reach an ever-increasing audience since the release of ILD and their recent follow-up EP Dome. They’ve come to the attention of Q Magazine, Clash, The 405 and Earmilk (amongst others) and have twice won Amazing Radio’s Audition. They’ve also featured as Artist of the Week on BBC Radio Wales, have had support from Spotify, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, WFUV (New York), BBC Introducing West and have been playlisted on Norway’s NRK P3.
In the song ‘Solider’ Firewoodisland show’s their experimental side to the ultimate effect.
As impressive on-stage as on record, Firewoodisland have also been busy sharpening their live chops, having headlined the Richer Unsigned showcase for Q Magazine, as well as playing venues such as London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, The Garage and Servant Jazz Quarters, as well as The Fleece and The Louisiana in Bristol, Moles in Bath, the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude Festival UK 2016 and latest supporting Bear’s Den at St. Giles Church, London on Record Store Day 17 via Richer Unsigned.
Let’s see what Firewoodisland has to say about Vocalzone!
“Vocalzone is a must have in the gig bag. A friend of mine actually introduced me to Vocalzone, and it stuck. One pastille before the show and Rubicon mango juice during the show are the perfect recipes for smooth vocals!”