Scottish hip-hop band Stanley Odd are pleased to announce that their second album ‘Reject’ will be released on Monday 17th September 2012, and will be available as a digital download and CD from all major online retailers, selected record stores and directly from the band’s website.
The twelve-track offering features single ‘Get Out Ma Headspace’ which was released as a free download in June accompanied by a promotional video which has already garnering over 3500 YouTube views. Fans can download the single from the band’s website www.stanleyodd.com <http://www.stanleyodd.com/> , Having just playing Wickerman and Belladrum festivals the band are also playing the following headline shows…
Fri 14 September ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
Thu 20 September GLASGOW Stereo
Fri 21 September EDINBURGH Liquid Room
Sat 22 September INVERNESS Ironworks
Thu 27 September LONDON Bull & Gate
Fri 28 September ROCHESTER Royal Function Rooms
Saturday 29 September SHEFFIELD the Cobden
ABOUT STANLEY ODD
Stanley Odd are an Edinburgh-based alternative hip-hop band suffusing live instrumentation with samples and loops. Formed in 2009, they released their debut album, Oddio the following year to critical acclaim across a host of respected media, with Scotland on Sunday stating: “These Scottish hip-hop standard bearers sound much more relevant than the mighty Eminem, rapping stories that are social realism with a sense of humour and dance shoes”.
During 2011, the band released three EPs, Pure Antihero Material, The Day I Went Deaf and A Motley Assortment of Things, showcasing a darker, more direct sound that reflects their creative production methods involving writing and recording as a live band, re-sampling their own recordings and then sequencing and rebuilding the sampled material.
Equally potent in the live environment, Stanley Odd have been touring throughout the UK since 2010, supporting acts such as Arrested Development, Sage Francis and Goldie Looking Chain, and performing at a broad range of key Scottish festivals including T in the Park and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party. Their 2011 performance at Insider Festival was described in The Scotsman as ‘dazzlingly eloquent… a performance that had the crowd baying delightedly for more.’
Ending 2011 on a high with a rap-special live session on BBC Radio One alongside Smiler, Merky ACE, Lioness, Madhat McGore and Kobi Onyame, 2012 started with a bang, playing at a sold out O2 ABC Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections in January as well as high-energy performances at a host of Summer Festivals including Belladrum, Wickerman, Insider and Greenbelt.
“One of the most thoughtful and entertaining acts of the Scottish hip-hop scene” The List
“Thrillingly eloquent, richly musical hip-hop” The Scotsman
“Quite simply, Stanley Odd are that rarest of beasts: a Scottish hip-hop band with broad appeal who put on one hell of a show.” The Skinny
“Stanley Odd are that rarest of beasts. Whip smart, dangerous and good fun too. Forget the Cockney ones. Join the real Rejects” Louder Than War
“they’re the most fully-formed band to emerge from Scotland’s ever-burgeoning hip-hop scene in recent years…This is intelligent, polished home-grown hip-hop with broad appeal” The Skinny
“conscious hip-hop with a tartan lick and a modern Scottish sensibility – and what a winning mix that is” Sunday Herald
In ‘Reject’ Stanley Odd gave an album which rivals the beats, rhymes and hooks of anyone operating in the genre of hip-hop right now…This album contains many moments of brilliance for those willing to listen“ Scottish Fiction
“laced with puns, play on words and phonetic combinations rarely found outside a Broons annual…lyrics that’ll leave you snorting with laughter” National Collective“