Press Play: Stonefield

Stonefield’s sound is a homage to 70s prog, metal, and psychedelic powerhouses but still remains completely original. The band comes from small beginnings; the four sisters Amy (lead vocals/drums), Hannah (guitar), Sarah (keys), and Holly Findlay (bass) started out practicing in a farm shed in rural Australia. Since then, the siblings have accomplished an impressive discography with two EPs and four albums.

Their 2018 album Far From Earth is ten tight tracks of fuzzed-out guitar, synthesized organs, and heavy hitting rhythms. The title track alone is out of this world. Beneath circular guitar riffs and blurry synth lines Amy sings, Can we find a way / To live in outer space / Take me for a ride / Leave it all behind / We run / Far from the earth and the sun. 

Stonefield’s fourth album Bent released in June of this year. The effort was recorded in a matter of five days and included help from labelmates Joe Walker and Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. The result was a dynamic album that soothes as well as provokes.  Amy’s vocals are smooth, especially when backed up by her sister’s harmonies. The instrumentals are stellar with intricate guitar textures, thundering bass lines, and powerfully solid percussion.