Chasing Owls are a British indie-folk band. The band consists of Ben Sunderland (vocals, guitars), Naomi Black (vocals, keyboards, harmonium), James Moir (vocals, electric bass) and Callum Bateman (drums). The band formed in Edinburgh in early 2010. Chasing Owls' debut EP We Began was recorded in the Sussex town of Lewes over the New Year of 2011. With the help of producer/engineer Dave Lynch the band’s fresh and original live sound was captured well and released to general critical acclaim. 'We Began' enjoyed extensive press coverage at both a regional and national level with repeated airplay across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music complemented by the support of media heavyweights such as The Scotsman, BBC Radio Scotland, Central FM and Absolute Radio. The band concentrated on a busy summer of festivals in 2011 including Belladrum, NME Weekender and Wickerman Festivals. This saw their popularity increase throughout Scotland and helped encourage wider UK touring. Several key showcases such as GoNorth and Loopallu helped increase interest particularly in the band’s live set. Chasing Owls went on to have heavy involvement with the 2012 Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow involving the launch of the festival via a live BBC session and culminating in supporting fellow Scottish band Admiral Fallow for their biggest headline show to date at the O2 ABC Glasgow. Entitled Quell, Chasing Owls' second record is a four-track EP and had its general release in late May 2012, supported by UK dates and an extensive summer festival schedule.