Release: The Windjammer EP

The Tern

Terns, also known as ‘sea swallows’, are a group of small seabirds, related to gulls. When we wrote this, Fran had some photographs of arctic terns on his desk, taken by his grandfather on a trip to the Farne Islands. They seemed to match the tune.

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One of our first songs, and we thought the name had a good ring to it. Windjammers were commercial sailing ships, built to carry bulk cargo for long distances in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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One of the first songs written together. Jake’s lyrics take inspiration from the sense of history and magic pervading ideas of Britain’s pagan past.

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