Sailing Stones is the musical moniker of singer songwriter Jenny Lindfors. Jenny is half Irish/half Swedish and is now based in Bristol, UK. Following previous singles The Blazing Sun and Telescopes, she released her debut EP, She’s A Rose, on 9th February 2018 and is heading out on a nationwide tour across the UK this March.
With a name taken from the sailing stones of Death Valley in California (rocks that move across landmasses at a snails pace, seemingly of their own accord), and a meticulous attention to detail, the music of Sailing Stones is both elegiac and mesmerizing. As well as classic soundtrack influences from the likes of Blade Runner and Paris, Texas and heroes such as Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac, there’s also some deft synth work, intricate vocal layers and glacial tones that aren’t a million miles away from the work of more modern artists such as Weyes Blood, The War On Drugs and Elbow.
The EP features star musical turns from drummer Daisy Palmer (Goldfrapp/Rae Morris/Vaults), keyboardist Dan Moore (Moog Ensemble/ Phantom Limb) and Bristol musical legend and regular Massive Attack collaborator Stew Jackson who played guitar and provided some additional production. Jenny sang, played all other instruments and produced it and Stew mixed it.
With airplay from radio titans such as Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson on 6Music, support across the blogosphere, and regular touring across the UK, it seems things are ever on the up for one of the UK’s most exciting new musical talents.
March 6th/ Brick Box Rooms/ Bradford
March 8th/ Gullivers/ Manchester
March 10th/ Stroud Valleys Artspace/ Stroud
March 13th/ Servant Jazz Quarters/ London
March 23rd/ Eype Church/ Bridport
March 25th / Grain Barge/ Bristol