London dance band Stats release their debut album Other People’s Lives via Memphis Industries. Recorded at London’s prestigious RAK Studios, band founder and front man Ed Seed, and his full live band spent time tracking the live jams that would form the bones of this newest single, and the rest of Other People’s Lives. Ricocheting between 1970s art rock, 80s synth grooves and cosmic disco-pop, the band have already gained plaudits from Lauren Laverne at BBC Radio 6 Music, Elton John at Beats 1 and high praise from The Guardian, The Sunday Times, i-D, DIY Mag, and Q to name but a few early supporters. The aim at RAK was to ditch structure and embrace spontaneity.
The sessions produced funk-tinged pieces of electronic-pop that now accompany Ed Seed’s compelling storytelling of humanity, domesticity, routine, love, loss and new fatherhood. Other People’s Lives investigates the gaps in the stories we tell about our lives. Stats are a refreshing, modern band with a debut album that captures the now, the fleeting, the fickle and the forgotten – like that perfect moment lost on the dance floor – yet it presents it in a musical way that avoids being trapped to a time and place.
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