From Matthew Lowe (Keston Cobblers Club) and Daniel Trenholme, comes the new alt- folk duo Stables
The Alt - Folk duo have been playing together from their days at school; after forming the successful folk- pop band Keston Cobblers Club, with Daniel moving on to study architecture (whilst still involved in music) and Matthew continuing to write and perform with The Cobblers and composing for film. The two have finally decided to pair up and embark on a new musical journey.
'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, and now have a full European headline tour announced for Autumn 2017.
Stables' second album, 'Reverie', has been announced for release 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'.