Back in 2007, when Breaking More Waves was just a twinkle in the internet’s eye, we fell in love with the ethereal, ghostly and magical Stephanie Dosen and her album A Lily for the Spectre which was released through Bella Union. So when last week a song called Porcelain by a band called Snowbird appeared we gasped a little sigh of happiness, because the gossamery vocal tones on the song came from Stephanie herself. For a while at least it seems that she's having a break from Tiny Owl Knits.
Having lived with the song for a few days we can categorically say that Porcelain is a thing of exquisite beauty, and makes us question if Stephanie is actually an elf from Rivendell. What – Middle Earth isn’t a real thing? Don’t be silly.
Snowbird is a new project formed by ex-Cocteau Twin and head of Bella Union records Simon Raymonde together with Stephanie. The two previously worked together on A Lily for the Spectre which Simon produced together with Billy Newsome. An album called Moon will follow early next year and will feature the likes of Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien from Radiohead, Eric Pulido and McKenzie Smith of Midlake and Jonathan Wilson, and Paul Gregory of Breaking More Waves favourites Lanterns on the Lake.
It’s on our records to buy in 2014 list already. Is it on yours?
Snowbird - Porcelain