Reverie - Stables
Our next LCM featured artists are the great alt-folk duo 'Stables' featuring Matthew Lowe (Keston Cobblers Club) and Daniel Trenholme (Lost Cavalry). We are big fans of both bands here at LCM, so it's very interesting to see this new project from Matthew and Daniel grow and flourish. They released their second album 'Reverie' in February at St Pancras Old Church and our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the wonderful title track. As well as having elements of the KCC and it also reminds us of Mumford and Sons, The Tallest Man on Earth, early Bon Iver and The Lumineers. Also please check out the Stables other two singles from the album 'Disagree' & 'Dandelions & Daisies'.
Matthew and Daniel are on tour in Europe in April, so if you are in Holland, Germany or France, please pop along and say hello :) Also watch out for them at a festival near you in the summer.
Stables was formed at the end of 2015 during late night drinks between Matthew and Daniel in London. Matthew was working on a new project idea at the time and, after playing through what was to become their first single, 'Steam', at 5 am, the duo was born, and quickly went public four months later. 'Beyond Brushes' (their debut album) was released to critical acclaim just nine months after, in August 2016, and was championed by the likes of BBC's Steve Lamacq, and BBC6 Recommends (amongst others), soon establishing them firmly on the circuit, with a growing fan base.
Just a month after the release Matthew and Daniel embarked on their first UK headline tour, followed by a small French headline. Stables put emphasis on 'energy' when playing live; switching instruments and producing the sound of a full band, with big harmonies and varied styles. Matthew says; 'I always wanted to create a simple sound that could then be taken further when needed, from a small folk club, to a large festival stage'. Stables have gone on to tour the UK further, performing at major festivals including Glastonbury Festival.
Stables' second album, 'Reverie' was released at the end of February 2018 and has been tipped to surpass their debut. 'We're incredibly proud of this record and can't wait for people to hear it'. Matthew calls it an 'almost break up album' that he wrote whilst in a 'period of relationship unrest, which resolved during the process'. 'This is the album we always wanted to release when we first imagined Stables. We love our debut, but this feels like the sound we always set out to produce'.