Song of the day: The Stanleys – "What Are We Gonna Do?"

June 25, 2013

A lovely lady by the name of Shana (Hi, Shana!) sent me an email telling me about The Stanleys, an Australian band I hadn’t* heard of before (along with approximately 3,246 other Australian bands I don’t know about).

The band are about to embark on a world tour, so for the next couple of months they’ll be hither and thither. (It looks to be an interesting jaunt, as the band will be playing in places as diverse as the US, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and China. Oh yeah.)

Shana also included a link to the band’s Bandcamp page, so off I went to have a listen to their EP, Always (2012).

I enjoyed 3/4 of the songs there (I thought “Kid’s Gonna Rock” was a bit ordinary). But I was especially intrigued by the second one, “What Are We Gonna Do?”. The more I listened to it, the more I thought “Hey, this sounds like a long-lost Raspberries track. Yum.”

The Stanleys – Always (2012)

(*Oops. It looks like I had heard of The Stanleys before, because I apparently posted a song by them last year. Feel free to call me Big Fat Lyin’ Pete.)

Song of the day: The Stanleys – "Always"

May 20, 2012

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I found out about a new Australian band on an American blog.

My daily visit to Absolute Powerpop (Hi, Steve!) resulted in reading a review of Always, a new* four-track EP by Perth band The Stanleys.

As an introductory “Hello, we’re The Stanleys and we’d like you to get to know us with a song we’re giving to you free of charge”, here’s the title track from the EP:

The Stanleys – “Always (2012)

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(*As opposed to old.)