One quick listen to (or even a glance at) Stealing Sheep would
be more than enough to convince you that they probably have no
ties to Norwegian black metal.
However, their name comes directly from it, or really a
rather hilarious tale around it.
As Rebecca Hawley – the band’s founding member – tells me,
“There was this Norwegian band, I can’t remember their name [it
was Enslaved], and to protest against a governor’s
legalisation for free downloading they stole his sheep
from his garden and there was a headline that read ‘Stealing
There is a video of this on Youtube, of two very hairy and
very tattooed grown men running through the woods and rugby
tackling a sheep.
Anyway, Stealing Sheep sound nothing like black metal. They
are in many senses the polar opposite.
They embody a warm yet whimsical style of folk that
evokes a certain sense of 60’s psychedelia merged with an
undeniably sweet and modern twist that brings to mind some
of Slow Club’s work.
They are three girls (Rebecca, Emily and Lucy) from Liverpool who have recently been championed by the
likes of BBC 6 Music (like everyone) through to Sir Paul
McCartney (not like everyone), even if Rebecca is an attendee
of Macca’s school, LIPA (Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts).
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