Jeff Angell’s Staticland will release its self-titled debut album on May 6th, a captivating menagerie of songs that effortlessly shift from raucous, snarling, barn burners to moving Stones-inspired ballads that you will want to play on repeat. Produced By Grammy award winner Vance Powell (Jack White, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, Seasick Steve), the sound is that of a provocative, imaginative blues rock which breaths new life into the genre both sonically and stylistically.
With their eagerly awaited second Walking Papers record being put on hold due to Duff Mckagan’s return to Gun N Roses, Angell, along with key collaborator Benjamin Anderson, were offered the opportunity by UDR to expand on the sound they had defined in their previous bands. They recruited Post Stardom Depression drummer Joshua Fant, entered a rehearsal room in Seattle and started, as Angell calls it “putting in the time.”
The songs came together quickly, and before they knew it, they had conceived a thrilling batch of new material that succeed in capturing the spontaneity and excitement of people who are passionate about making music and that have the experience to do it well. The songs swing and shuffle savagely. They are dynamic and diverse, and while each stands as an achievement on its own, together they provide an ever-changing escape into a variety of audio environments, with Angell’s narrative and vivid imagery lighting the way.
They will embark on their European tour on May 20th 2016UK DATES
Fri 20 Nottingham Rock City, UK
Sat 21 Glasgow Attic, UK
Sun 22 Sheffield Corporation, UK
Mon 23 London Black Heart, UK