Touchstone, from the UK, were originally formed by by Rob Cottingham in 2001, after the release of his solo album 'Behind The Orchard Tree' - recorded at Linford Manor Studios in Milton Keynes (Jamiroqaui, Feeder, Skunk Ananse).
Adam Hodgson joined in 2003. Other more recent band members include bassist Andre 'Moo' Moorghen, singer Kim Seviour and drummer Henry Rogers.
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The album 'Discordant Dreams' was rated 7 out of 10 in the July 2008 (10th Birthday Special Edition) issue of Classic Rock by Geoff Barton. It has received praise from well-known figures such as Jeff Wayne (War Of The Worlds), Rick Wakeman of Yes and most recently from Jeremy Irons.
'Shadow', a track from the album 'Discordant Dreams', was featured on the 'Prog Spawn' cover disk of the August 2008 issue of Classic Rock.
'Wintercoast' has received much praise and press coverage, including another review by Geoff Barton, and the track 'Strange Days' played on the radio stations Total Rock, ARfm & Phoenix Radio.