Unabashedly joyful and joyfully unapologetic on their self-titled album, The Stanleys deliver a concentrated dose of Australian Power Pop Delight! With the help of guest performers / producers Ken Stringfellow (REM, Big Star) and Michael Carpenter (king of Aussie Power Pop), Perth pop proponents Mark Di Renzo and Jamie Horsburgh, together with Oslo’s Tomas Dahl (Turbonegro, the Yum Yums), have created a debut LP crammed with catchy melodies, lush harmonies and crunching guitars that is as undeniable as it is arresting.
Born in 2010, making their live debut in Los Angeles in July 2011, The Stanleys have notched up hundreds of gigs around the globe including locales in the USA, Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithunania, Japan, China and Australia. They’ve played international festivals such as Summerfest, CMJ, the Orange County Fair, International Pop Overthrow (USA), NXNE (Canada), Positivus and Summer Sound Festivals (Latvia), crazy college frat parties, Chinese Hutongs and plenty of sweaty clubs around the world.
Written in Perth, recorded with Stringfellow in Paris and Andy Lawson in Perth (Tired Lion, Eskimo Joe), The Stanleys is an Aussie-flavoured Hilux full of non-stop upbeat melody, shout-along harmonies, crunchy guitars and bouncy beats. Outback sunshine captured on 2” tape, The Stanleys is guaranteed to supercharge your spirits!
The Stanleys is out now (on LP, CD & Digi) via Off the Hip Records (Australia), Rock Indiana Records (Spain) and Pop Detective Records (USA).