Cambridge alt-rockers Standing Like Statues recently released their sophomore EP, Reality Checkpoint, from which the track ’Confidence’ has been added to Spotify’s ‘New Punk Tracks’ and ‘The Scene’ playlists and ’Stupid Love’ has received support from Kerrang! Radio’s Johnny Doom and BBC Music Introducing in Cambridgeshire.
Formed in 2015, Standing Like Statues have supported We Are The Ocean, Decade, Fort Hope and Courage My Love, as well as being featured on BBC Look East and having the ongoing support of BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire.
Inspired by the likes of Taking Back Sunday, 30 Seconds To Mars and Biffy Clyro, Standing Like Statues draw from the greats of alternative rock to combine anthemic energy and creativity with soul-searching lyrics.
Standing Like Statues worked with award-winning producer Romesh Dodangoda on these new tracks, which was a great opportunity to take things up a notch with the production.
Writing the new EP has forced the band to dig deep and harness the power to commit themselves to authenticity; rising above the blur of memes, trends, concepts and false personas which dominate modern life. Having learned to laugh in the face of adversity, there are no barriers to fight through and lots of love to give. Every story is true and every word is honest.
Vocalist Jamie explains – “These new tracks explore claustrophobic feelings, mixed with an underlying anxiety that eats away, making you question and over-rationalise things. It’s a cry for help, with an answer. They were written following a year long hiatus, due to the impact of mental health, so we wanted to put the feelings of that into this new chapter. It’s so important to us that we are there for the people that connect with our music. We learned the hard way what it’s like to have no one and we don’t want anyone to ever feel that way.”