Hailing from London, but with ties in Surrey (and a little village called Bildeston), Passport To Stockholm recently announced their debut single ‘Imperfections’, with a launch show planned for 16 September, at the Barfly, London.
‘Imperfections’ is the follow up to the band’s ‘Chemistry EP’, which saw love and acclaim from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio and many more, towards the tail end of last year.
The ‘Chemistry EP’ was funded purely by the band’s loyal fan base through a Pledge Music campaign, reaching their funding target in just two short days.
This new single stands as an honest and triumphant step in to the limelight, candidly portraying the idea that it’s people’s imperfections that define us all as individuals, and that without these flaws, the world would be a far blander place to be.
Vocalist Barny, and guitarist Tom have been working on material together since the tender age of 14, but it wasn’t until last year the band’s line up was complete, adding the skills of cellist Sophie English, and percussionist Henri Grimes.
The addition of these final two members, has allowed the band to hone their sound, and with ‘Imperfections’ they’ve crafted a near perfect acoustic indie-folk track. The gorgeous strings snake in and out of the lively rhythm section, with Barnard’s warm vocals acting as the perfect compliment to the expertly produced instrumentals.
The band have been working with acclaimed producers Gordon Mills Jr and Amy Wadge, who collectively have produced and helped write records for Lissie, Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner and Lewis Watson to name a few. Additionally, the quartet have been working closely with Carey Willets, of Athlete fame, whom they have built a strong bond with during the production and writing process.
With a whole host of very well received festival performances already under their belt, and more booked for the remainder of the summer, the future looks very bright for Passport To Stockholm.
Their music is one that captivates the listener from the offset, a compelling combination of thought provoking lyrics, acoustic-folk infused instrumentals, and a heart of gold.
Passport To Stockholm are: Barny Barnard, Tom Piggott, Sophie English, Henri Grimes.