“…they sound festival-sized, delivering uplifting anthems that would fit as comfortably on the radio as around the campfire” Q Magazine
“…they’ll be pillaging (in a good way) our playlists and camping out on our computers for the foreseeable future” Earmilk
Firewoodisland draw their influences from a number of sources, including artists such as Thomas Dybdahl and Bon Iver, alongside the traditional folk music of Wales and Norway. They describe their own organic sound as Celtic Viking Music.
During the sleepy autumn months of 2010, Viking descendant Stian Vedøy set sail in his longship from Haugesund, Norway, to embark on the shores of Cardiff, South Wales. New lands and legends soon inspired him to begin his journey in a solo project. With humble beginnings in Cardiff’s local club Koko Gorillaz, the music grew in popularity and sound to become a group of dedicated musicians who relish the chance to play together.
In the past eighteen months they have toured across the UK and back to Norway, releasing their debut EP ‘ILD’ in 2014. In addition, the band were regional winners of Norway’s Bandwagon battle of the bands, have won Amazing Radio’s weekly Audition twice and headlined the Richer Unsigned showcase in association with Q Magazine. In June 2015 ‘Molehills’ made the Top 40 charts on Norway’s Radio 102 and they featured on BBC Introducing for their song ‘Owl Song’. The band are currently busy writing and recording new material for their follow-up to last year’s ILD. Watch this space.