The Standstills highly anticipated full length album “Badlands” is about defining their craft and broadening their horizon. “It’s a mixed bag of sexy psychedelic, guitar driven, outlaw rock and roll” lead singer and guitarist Jonny Fox declares. Drummer and singer Renee Couture defines the record as “If Clint Eastwood had a sound”. The Canadian rock duo is already off to a great start with their latest single “Wild” released March 30th, featuring a co-write with Three Days Grace member Neil Sanderson. The track is a hypnotic high-powered number with a magnetic and gritty guitar lick, featuring Couture’s mountainous drums all topped with Fox’s dynamic and vigorous vocal. The Standstills have paired these elements seductively with psychedelic imagery, putting this duo in the sights of trend setters and hard rockers alike.
This record follows the success of their 2015 EP “From The Devil’s Porch featuring “Orleans” which reached #4 on BDS active rock charts in Canada and “Rise of the Fall” also reaching top 10 in Canada. As a result, The Standstills were awarded Best New Rock Group at the Canadian Radio Music Awards. The album also received over 1.4 million streams globally and the band performed extensively across Canada with acts such as Pop Evil, Billy Talent, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Eagles of Death Metal and many more.
More notably The Standstills accomplished their first arena tour across Canada supporting Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth. “It was an amazing experience to perform alongside two legendary Canadian bands on home turf. We learned a lot on that tour and we are really grateful to all the fans who interacted with us and connected to our music”. Says Couture.
The Standstills have since taken their first steps into the international market performing at the legendary Viper Room in L.A, New York and a sold out performance in one of Europe’s most prominent music festivals, Reeperbahn held in Hamburg Germany. There is much to look forward to from this masterful duo, as their unique style of rock speaks volumes in today’s vast musical landscape.