The Statler Project
Glasgow, The Arches
The third band to take to the stage this night were The Statler Project.
As soon as these guys came on I knew it was gonna be good.
Every one of them had big grins on their faces. Now, either they were high, just saw something funny or were just the type of band to have a laugh on stage and enjoy performing... the latter it was.
They launched into their first track and next minute a bus load of people came from the back of the room right to the front of the stage.
This certainly was a night for bouncy dancey rock, as a group of guys at the front were bouncing about like mad and singing along to the words, you would think this was a huge well-known band the way the crowd were reacting to them, and from the presence the band had on stage, there was no mistaking these guys had something different.
It's so refreshing nowadays to go see an indie band without thinking they were just ripping off the usual bands like Stone Roses and Oasis, but these guys had their own style of indie rock, with dance influences showing through to give it a bit of oomph, and when you throw in bongos and a tambourine, you know you’re in for a good night.
Out of their full set you couldn’t pick out a bad song, but the song that really done it for me and still sticks in my mind, had to be their last song ‘The Kid’s Not Home In His Head’. This had the catchiest basslines and lyrics I’ve heard in a while, so much so, I’m still sitting here 24hrs later with the chorus still doing rounds in my memory.
I recommend you go have a listen to these guys and hear for yourself what a great band this is. (Gill Brammer)