Stanley Odd – ‘It’s all Gone to Fuck’ [A Modern Way]

Like the character of a contemporary classic, Stanley Odd traverses melodic pages with big boots and something decent to say. Fuelled with gruff defiance of the status quo it is clear by the complex lyrics that their intellect is sky high and that you’d need to be glued to the telly for days to graspContinue reading “Stanley Odd – ‘It’s all Gone to Fuck’ [A Modern Way]”

Stag and Dagger (Part Two), 1/5/16

In the previous coverage of Stag and Dagger our reviewer, Adam Turner-Heffer, spoke of the fun of people’s entirely different experiences of the festival. Intriguingly enough mine and Adam’s days overlap in only two places, one being rejecting the daunting queue for We Were Promised Jetpacks and the other being the early in the dayContinue reading “Stag and Dagger (Part Two), 1/5/16”

Bella and the Bear, Stanley Odd at CCA, 2/10/15

Their first EP proved to be a splendid mix of soul that gained much acclaim earlier this year; after a summer of memorable performances and a SAMAs best newcomer’s nomination (which they have since won) under their belt Lauren Gilmore and Stuart Ramage take on Bella and the Bear’s next chapter with new EP AContinue reading “Bella and the Bear, Stanley Odd at CCA, 2/10/15”

West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor, 21/6/15

After worrying about whether or not I would be able to see the majority of the great bands playing across Oran Mor’s three stages, I was extremely pleased to see that the running order would allow me to move almost effortlessly between stages, hardly missing a second of each set. My early arrival gives meContinue reading “West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor, 21/6/15”

ravechild meets Stanley Odd

Stanley Odd are potentially the most refreshing and unique band currently active in Scotland, but the musicians behind the group remain as humble in person and genuine as they are excitingly original in their art. The band has already soundchecked by the time I arrive at The Garage, the well-known Glasgow venue where they willContinue reading “ravechild meets Stanley Odd”

Album of 2014

17 Andrew Pearson & Lovers Turn To Monsters – Everything We Miss [Common] A combination of two endearing singer-songwriters, brought together under the umbrella of Common Records in the dismal Glaswegian rain, resulting in an equally endearing collection of tracks. Taking a song each throughout the track listing, the single ‘Juan Antonio’ is a standoutContinue reading “Album of 2014”

Tracks of 2014

19 Atom Tree – ‘Sinner’ [Hotgem] The opening track of the Glasgow electronic trio’s latest EP, Clouds, introduced us to vocalist Julie Knox, who’s powerful and emotive voice slides brilliantly into Atom Tree’s deep synthpop, alerting people the trio on a much bigger scale than before, and rightfully so. 19 Call To Mind – ‘Breathe’Continue reading “Tracks of 2014”

Stanley Odd, Loki at the Garage, 13/12/14

Though the G2 is a relatively small venue, the intimate environment is absolutely ideal for Stanley Odd, the six-piece hip-hop powerhouse, whose headline show tonight marks the end of a successful tour and a remarkable year. Appearing in support of their most recent album, A Thing Brand New, the band fuse a variety of musicalContinue reading “Stanley Odd, Loki at the Garage, 13/12/14”

Stanley Odd – A Thing Brand New [A Modern Way]

Edinburgh’s Stanley Odd return with their third studio album, A Thing Brand New, following the success of their debut Reject, which was shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year in 2012. Opener ‘Get Back In The Basement’ features lots of distortion and effects, easing listeners in before breaking into tremendous chorus with stunning vocals, demonstratingContinue reading “Stanley Odd – A Thing Brand New [A Modern Way]”

Stanley Odd – Chase Yirsel [A Modern Way]

For those not yet in the know Stanley Odd is a witty Edinburgh-based hip-hop crew fronted by the always entertaining MC Solareye and featuring sung vocals from his cohort Veronika Electronika. After their Scottish Album of the Year nominated sophomore record Reject “sold fifty copies” they’re hoping to sell fifty more of Chase Yirsel, theirContinue reading “Stanley Odd – Chase Yirsel [A Modern Way]”