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The Stantons
The Stantons
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Girl in a Bubble
Peak in sub-genre #33
The Tick
Peak in sub-genre #72
The Sweetest Decline
Peak in sub-genre #32
Le Cirque de Muerta
The Stantons started life as a hybrid of country and indie pop marrying banjo, boy/girl vocals and various folk and alt.country-flavoured instruments. Their debut album, Welcome To Stanton Country quickly gained praise from the likes of Is This Music?, The Daily Record, Radio 1 and The Skinny. Gigging with the likes of Monica Queen (Thrum) and Southern Tenant Folk Union at Tigerfest, El Rancho Relaxo, Leith Folk Club and Kelburn Garden Party helped spread the word and gain the band an enduring fan base. Now with a more eclectic sound, their recently released album, Le Cirque de Muerta mixes songs drawing from the traditions of gypsypop, American folk, sea-shanties and acoustica. For the release of Le Cirque de Muerta, the band devised a unique coming together of music and theatre, showcasing live performances of songs from the album blended together with a specially written piece of live theatre which was set to a backdrop of projected visuals.
Band/artist history
Releases: Welcome to Stanton Country (album) The Mill Presents... (live EP) Le Cirque de Muerta (album) Le Cirque de Muerta... Live! (live EP)
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes we play live when we can. Noteable highlights are playing The Kelburn Garden Party (we're playing it again for the third time this summer), having Monica Queen (Thrum) guest sing live on stage with us and to have had a play specially written and performed with us for the release of our album, "Le Cirque de Muerta".
Your musical influences
Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Neko Case, Ben Folds, The Dead Brothers, Calexico
What equipment do you use?
Four vocals Acoustic guitar Piano Bass Drums Dobro Lap Steel Glockenspiel Melodica
Anything else?
We love to hear from our fans - come find us and say hello on Facebook (thestantonsmusic), Twitter (@TheStantons) and on our website www.the-stantons.co.uk
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