Standing Like Statues

Formed in 2015, Standing Like Statues have supported We Are The Ocean, Decade, Fort Hope and Courage My Love, as well as being featured on BBC Look East regarding mental health in music and having the ongoing support of BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire. They’ve toured the UK on several occasions, including festival slots at Wildfire Festival and Strawberry Fair.

Inspired by the likes of Taking Back Sunday, 30 Seconds To Mars and Biffy Clyro, Standing Like Statues draw from the greats of alternative rock to combine anthemic energy and creativity with soul-searching lyrics.

Standing Like Statues worked with award-winning producer Romesh Dodangoda on these new tracks, which was a great opportunity to take things up a notch with the production and overall delivery of their new sound.

Writing the new EP has forced the band to dig deep and harness the power to commit themselves to authenticity; rising above the blur of memes, trends, concepts and false personas that dominate modern life. Having learned to laugh in the face of adversity, there are no barriers to fight through and lots of love to give. Every story is true and every feeling is real.

Vocalist Jamie explains – “These new tracks explore claustrophobic feelings, mixed with an underlying anxiety that eats away, making you question and over-rationalise things. It’s a cry for help, with an answer. They were written following a year-long hiatus, due to the impact of mental health, so we wanted to put the feelings of that into this new chapter. It’s so important to us that we are there for the people that connect with our music. We learned the hard way what it’s like to have no one you can talk to and we don’t want anyone to ever feel that way.”

The next step for Standing Like Statues is to stick it out through the current climate. The music will keep coming and touring plans for 2021 are in the works. There will be 2 more music videos coming out this winter. The Statues Army is strong and we will be here for the long run.

Standing Like Statues are: Jamie Wiltshire (vocals), Effy Dalton (drums/vocals), Nigel Ferguson (guitars), Chris Kontos (bass), Meitar Blumenfeld (guitars).

On Stupid Love, the band say:

This track was inspired by the end of a near decade-long relationship. It was the last track written out of the four on our EP. The lyrics look at how things broke down and how hard it is to move on to the next chapter in life. It was a song that helped process moving on past a painful experience. The whole EP is focused on mental health and social issues. It’s what drives us as a band to write, not just from our own experiences, but also from what is happening around us in the world, in our city, in our street. The one thing we also aim for is to inject colour into our music; closing your eyes when listening and seeing the colours of music is something magical that we try to ensure every track we write has the ability of creating.

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