Described as The White Stripes body slammed by Queens Of The Stone Age, The Standstills have broadening their horizon and defining their craft with their new unreleased full length album “Badlands”. “It’s guitar driven, outlaw rock and roll” lead singer and guitarist Jonny Fox declares. Drummer and singer Renee Couture defines the record as “If wild west Clint Eastwood and Belle Starr had a rock and roll baby”. The Canadian rock duo is already off to a great start with their latest singles including “Wild” which reached #7 on Active Rock radio. And was the fastest charting top ten in eOne Canada history. 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 and video’s, putting this duo in the sights of trend setters and rockers alike.
This record follows the success of their 2015 EP “From The Devil’s Porch featuring “Orleans” which reached #4 on active rock radio charts in Canada, with “Rise of the Fall” top 10 and “Shotgun” top 15. As a result, The Standstills were awarded Best New Rock Group at the Canadian Radio Music Awards and iTunes named it one of the best rock albums of the year.
Following there first release the band toured across Canada at various festivals, clubs and arena’s as support for Eagles of Death Metal, Pop Evil, Billy Talent, Theory of a Deadman, Seether and many more. Most recently the band was invited to join Sebastian Bach on his 2018 North American tour throughout Canada and the United States and followed it with a 22 date Canadian headline tour. “We are really grateful to all the fans who see us live to make our show’s unforgettable. Rock and roll is alive, we see it on stage in the excitement of fans”. Says Couture.
In 2018, the band also received over one million streams on Spotify and performed a sold out show at Reeperbahn festival held in Hamburg Germany. In early 2019 The Standstills are invited back to Europe with rockers The Lazy’s for a sixteen date tour across eight countries.
“Badlands”, the bands first full length under eOne Music is planned for release in 2019.
3 Top 10 singles, 1 Top 5 (Active Rock – Canada).
Spotify have hand-picked The Standstills as one of 16 Canadian Breakout Artists for 2018.
One Million+ Streams on Spotify in 2018.
iTunes named their 2015 EP ‘From The Devils Porch’ one of the best rock records of the year.
First full length under eOne release ready for 2019.
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“When I saw The Standstills for the first time, I knew instantly that I was witnessing a band on the verge of stardom. Every time I play them on 89X, I get calls and emails about them.” - MARK MCKENZIE, 89X (WINDSOR/ DETROIT)
“The Standstills are one of the hardest working, up and comers I’ve seen in a long time. I love seeing two piece bands that rock this hard!!” - DARRYL SPRING, REBEL FM (OTTAWA)
“They blew us all away. We’re still talking about them! They are cool, sexy & explosive in concert.” - PAUL MORRIS, HTZ FM (ST. CATHARINES)
Label: eOne Music
A&R: Nathan Quinn
Booking Agency Canada: APA
Agents: Ralph James/ Mike Graham
Publicist: Indoor Recess- Ola/ Joanne
Lawyer: Patrick Leyland