65daysofstatic – the name still shrouded in inspirational ambiguity, the band still one of the most arresting live acts on the circuit – arrive at album four reborn. Following years of incessant touring, and three albums in as many years, a break in momentum has given them the breathing space necessary to revaluate their artistry, to focus on fresh ambitions and reach for them. From the underground, over; out of the basements and into the light: this is the Sheffield quartet as you’ve never heard them before.
The four – Joe Shrewsbury, Paul Wolinski, Rob Jones and Simon Wright – scored an unlikely hit in 2004 with their debut album, The Fall Of Math. A critical success, it launched the band into a new league of recognition; here, they would hone their sound, transforming from studio operatives crafting rave music for rockers into a rock band impossible not to rave to. Live, they excelled. Audiences swelled. Album two, 2005’s One Time For All Time, furthered their already enviable reputation. Audiences got larger still. In 2007 they released The Destruction Of Small Ideas – album three was supported not only by domestic treks up motorways and down A roads, but also by worldwide touring alongside The Cure. The ante had been upped.
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65daysofstatic @ Phoenix - Exeter, UK
65daysofstatic @ The Brook - Southampton, UK
65daysofstatic @ Koko - London, UK
65daysofstatic @ Arts Centre - Norwich, UK
65daysofstatic @ Arches - Glasgow, UK
65daysofstatic @ La Maroquinerie - Paris, FR
65daysofstatic @ C-Club - Berlin, DE
65daysofstatic @ AB - Brussels, BE
65daysofstatic @ Tivoli - Utrecht, NL
65daysofstatic @ Plissken Festival - Athens, GR