Stanley Odd return with their fourth album, and their first in over six years, STAY ODD, due for release on 12th April via their own label, Handsome Tramp Records. It would be great if you could check out and consider for review.
Recorded over a four-year period – between residential studios in Perth, city spaces in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and in their own homes – Stanley Odd‘s STAY ODD showcases the sound of a band who are nothing but confident in their Oddness. The album takes the listener on a journey through the global news cycle on a stolen bicycle, to a place where lying politicians are at odds with iconic female figures, and tales of witches are interspersed with classic hip-hop. Each track is as truly unpredictable as the last.
Frontman Dave Hook, AKA Solareye, says of the album: “If there’s anything that holds the record together, it’s that thread of the magic of everyday things; the sort of oddities of the ordinary.”
To re-centre the listening experience around the whole album, the band have created a 56-page book to accompany the release of STAY ODD.
Hook says: “It’s a lyric book, it’s a scrapbook, it’s a notebook, it’s a picture book; it showcases all the artwork, some of the video content, fan photos and – of course – the words and stories of the songs.”
The book offers deeper insight into the making of the album, with handwritten notes and annotations provided by Hook sitting alongside the lyrics to each track and Sinclair’s colourful, comic book-esque accompanying artwork. It brings the world of STAY ODD to life and allows the listeners to completely immerse themselves in the album, reading and learning more about each track as they listen.
The album is preceded by their next single Undo Redo, a journey through the netherworld of late nights and the 7 day cycle of wreckhedonism on 26th March.