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.)