Preview: The Standard Lamps
Words: Anthony Firmin
On Wednesday, three piece heavy R’n’B outfit The Standard Lamps hit the Manchester Arena’s stage opening for The Who.
The band are highly-rated with the likes of The Who’s Pete Townshend decalring “they are fantastic.” Their sound owes more than a little to that 60’s mod and blues rock movement that included The Small Faces and The Yardbirds as well as The Who. A fine combination of blues, pop and rock – maximum R’n’B for the modern day.
Their second album, Long Lost Love, has parallels to Quadrophenia as guitarist/singer Mike Wilton explains: “it is an ode to adolescence, dead end jobs and small town life… when you are trying to find out who you are and where you are going.”
Check out this video of them playing The Harmonica Song as they rip apart Abbey Road Studios… and give them some support on Wednesday!
And this is a taste of what you are going to experience on Wednesday…
Images/photos c/o The Standard Lamps