Highly-rated three-piece The Standard Lamps are delighted to announce the release of their album “Long Lost Love” on 5 February 2016, through Right Track Records distributed by Universal Music Operations. The album builds on the foundation of their first release, merging Blues, Pop and Rock. Mixed and produced by the band, and partly recorded in a farmhouse and a church, the album is sequenced to feel like two separate halves, so has a retro vinyl quality. With plays of lead track ‘The Model World’ coming already from BBC Radio 2, Planet Rock and Absolute the band future looks bright. Pete Townshend of The Who said simply, “They are fantastic!”
Lead singer / guitarist Mike Wilton, who makes up the trio along with James Livett [Bass] and Matt Bennie [Drums], said of the album, “We are very excited about our second album. Whereas the first was quite an observational album in subject matter, lyrically these songs are in a more reflective tone. The album is more an ode to adolescence, dead end jobs and small English town life. It’s a kind of love letter to a time when you are trying to find out who you are, where you are at and where you are going.”
1. Long Lost Love / 2. The Model World / 3. Dim And Dismal / 4. Cats And Dogs / 5. Carry On Dreaming / 6. Bigger Things
7. Living With Mum And Dad / 8. The Cracks / 9. It Won’t Be Long / 10. 12:15 / 11. You Don’t Listen To Your Records Anymore.
The album release comes after an incredible year for the band. 2015 saw them honing their art at gigs up and down the country, but also chosen as support at The Who’s huge Hyde Park show. The band also supported The Bluetones on their triumphant UK tour. Affirmation from the major players in live music has come strong and fast; the band have also been selected by Wilko Johnson / Roger Daltrey and also The Blockheads, plus had previously supported The Who on 4 dates of their UK arena tour.
“Long Lost Love” could be the record to make you find love with this great new band. It’s time to plug in; The Standard Lamps are here to light up the music scene…