Stone Foundation Changes Second 2020 release from Stone Foundation. On the A side is the band's brand new single Changes and on the B side is a studio recording of Going Back To My Roots - a cover which the band were playing on their late 2019 tour. 1.0 7"
Stone Foundation Is Love Enough? ‘Is Love Enough?’ is the band’s sixth studio album and was recorded at Paul Weller’s Black Barn Studios in Surrey and produced by Stone Foundation’s founding members Neil Jones and Neil Sheasby. It continues their fruitful collaboration with Paul Weller who produced 2017’s Street Rituals and played on 2018’s ‘Everybody Anyone’ [both of which have streaming figures in the millions]. Paul contributes lead vocals to ‘Deeper Love’ and also prominent backing vocals on ‘Picture A Life’. He also joins the band and plays guitar on three other tracks (‘Af-Ri-Ka’, ‘Help Me’, ‘Love’s Interlude (II)’). Stone Foundation are renowned for their collaborative approach and this time is no exception. Legendary actor Peter Capaldi provides a spoken word coda to the album, reading words by Vincent Van Gogh written about love. Additionally, two rising stars of the soul scene feature on the record. Durand Jones joins for a lead vocal on ‘Hold On To Love’ and Laville sings lead on ‘The Light In Us’. Neil Jones says: “This time around we wanted to sing songs about love, that beautiful emotion we see in every town or city we play in. Not the trite, ‘boy falls for girl’ kind, this was the building bridges and breaking down borders kind and right now it seemed to us like we needed more of that L O V E than ever.” Neil Sheasby says: “We felt it was the right moment to move the big subjects such as hope, compassion, empathy and indeed love to the forefront of our writing. We wanted to attempt something ambitious. It was a joy to create, one of the most productive periods for us, the ideas just flowed.” ‘Is Love Enough’ sees Stone Foundation building on their growing stature but also on 22 years of experience of playing together. Having been pulled forward into the limelight by been chosen to support The Specials on a 2011 arena tour, the band has kept both grooving and growing! They have enjoyed national airplay from BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and rave reviews from a huge range of publications. Stone Foundation has played Glastonbury and sold out headline shows at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and the Electric Ballroom. Last year saw two very successful support tours opening for Paul Weller’s outdoor gigs and Mavis Staples’ summer tour - they played to 20,000 people. This was followed by a 10 date headline UK tour in Autumn 2019. This album is the product of everything that has come before it, a distillation of everything that makes Stone Foundation so special. Unmissable. 100% CD | LP
Stone Foundation Street Rituals Indies exclusive LP is pressed on clear vinyl The fourth studio album Stone Foundation. The album was produced with Paul Weller and features a guest spots from song legendary singers William Bell, Bettye Lavette and Paul Weller himself. "These are dark, dark times so I was glad to hear a positive voice and vibrations in the words and a joy in the music...what a pleasure and a privilege it was to work with these fellas". “It’s their best songwriting to date, and I just hope people get to hear it because there are some great tunes and I like the message on the record. I like the social comment, because you have so little of that these days.” - Paul Weller on the band and record 100% CD | LP
Stone Foundation Next Time Around / Carry The News Stone Foundation release the second 12" from their Top 30 album Everybody, Anyone. Both soulful tracks feature contributions from regular collaborator Paul Weller. Next Time Around (Side A) was co-written by Weller and the band. Carry The News (Side B) includes guest appearances from Weller (backing vocals) and his former Style Council bandmates Mick Talbot (piano) and Steve White (drums) - the first time all three have featured on a track together in well over two decades. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide. 100% 12"
Stone Foundation Standing At The Top Stone Foundation release the first 12" from their forthcoming album Everybody, Anyone. A glorious 7 minutes of summer soul, underpinned by a dub-inspired bassline, soaring strings and sunny backing vocals. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. Backed with the instrumental version of the track, in the dub tradition! 100% 12"
Stone Foundation Everybody, Anyone Everybody, Anyone features 11 new songs and as before, there’s a sprinkling of guest musicians who feature on the album including Kathryn Williams, Dr Robert, Mick Talbot, Steve White, & The Average White Band’s Hamish Stuart. And unable to stay away, Paul Weller (who produced and featured on the last album) sneaks back in with a bit of piano, guitar and BVs on a couple of tracks. Everybody, Anyone sees a harder, heavier funk vibe than it’s predecessor but with the great grooves comes great songs. Talking about the album, bassist Neil Sheasby says: “In recent years I’ve heard a lot of records with great grooves but there’s no song, the message & melodies were still key to the records creation. To me it sounds like a very cohesive collection of tunes, a body of work that hangs well as a complete album. The next natural step for Stone Foundation” 100% CD | LP
Stone Foundation / Paul Weller Deeper Love Following the release of their brand new top 40 album "Is Love Enough?”, Stone Foundation return with their 3rd 7” release of the year. Featuring regular collaborator Paul Weller on lead vocals, Deeper Love boasts a Balearic funk groove and one of Weller’s best ever vocal performances. 100% 7"
Stone Foundation / Paul Weller Simplify the Situation A limited to 500 copies release, three remixes of Simplify the Situation by Leo Zero as well as the album version, includes the vocals of legendary Paul Weller. The synergy between Neil Sheasby and Neil Jones is as concrete as you'd come to expect, from a creative force under the moniker of Stone Foundation. Featuring vocals from Paul Weller himself alongside a handful of Leo Zero re-jiggs, Simplify The Situation is a stonewall modern-soul success. 100% 12"