It was while Lindsay studied the slow creep of glaciers in Iceland that the seeds of the songs were sown. Bringing the songs back to Edinburgh, the intricate guitar parts and delicate harmonies were augmented by the strings and subtle rhythms of The Storm. Lindsay wants to take the listener on a journey to a parallel world, where the moonlight splinters through the trees on an unfamiliar shore.
The Storm released their eponymous EP in 2008 to positive reviews in their native Edinburgh and beyond. This was followed by gigs across the country, and appearances at the Celtic Connections festival, most recently in January 2011.
Lindsay Sugden sings the main vocals, and plays acoustic guitar. Lindsay also occasionally plays flute.
The line-up of The Storm is:
Nelson Wright - Percussion (mainly djembe), harmonica
Peter Duncan - Violin
Anne Lazaro - Backing Vocals
Jen Orr- Cello
The Storm have also had the pleasure of working with Alasdair Clark, Neelofer Banglawala, and Karen Austin.
"This is a strong album due for regular rotation in my household. I believe anyone who likes folk music will want to hear this many times over. Indie rock fans should also take an interest, too" - Folkworld #45
"A four piece band of quite wondrous subtlety, they proved that you can distract a man from his beer. Ms Sugden's vocals washed over your soul like warm water. Soothing and harmonious, this band had a timeless quality that will ensure they gain a place in your long term affections." - The Bluesbunny (independent music reviews)
"Beautifully crafted songs and light yet mesmerising vocal performances" - The Skinny
"You can almost hear the mist of pine forests in her intricate finger pickings . . . ." - Music Dash
"intimate and reflective... interesting rhythms, contrasting a gentle use of the guitar, and stabbing plucking... filled with hints of Nick Drake, Laura Veirs and Elliott Smith... its gentle and full of emotional depth." - Scottish Music Network