Statues is back with an energetic indie rock track, “Cardiac Arrest”, out on all digital platforms today, September 11, 2020. The single is the third one from the bands’ upcoming second album “Holocene”, to be released on Lövely Records in late October. With “Cardiac Arrest”, the band captures the essence of 90’s alternative rock and aesthetics. Fast guitars and intense rhythms are combined with resentful and almost apocalyptic lyrics.
90‘s Alternative Rock was never anything else then great pop-songs filtered through screaming guitars. The Swedish based power trio Statues can be filed under your typical SST band. Simple, impulsive, eccentric, and just wonderful. They could be that third band that played somewhere in the midwest together with Hüsker Dü and Sonic Youth during the late ‘80s. Rock has perhaps never been this catchy. Statues are a tornado on a collision course with your hometown.
Statues was formed in Umeå in northern Sweden and the trio has been playing together in different constellations since 1991. The band released their debut album “Adult Lobotomy” on German label Crazysane Records in 2018. The album sold out in no time, and received praise by critics as well as punk legend Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools, Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits) who claimed;
“In music it‘s a rare balance to successfully blend politics and fun, aggression with melody. Drawing on some of my fave post-punk influences and classic rock grooves, Statues debut Adult Lobotomy walks a line like Phillippe Petit across the sky between Twin Towers, gracefully subversive.”
Keeping the ball rolling, Statues will release their second album “Holocene” on Lövely Records this autumn, October 30. For the album, the band wrote over 40 songs. All of them were short, fast, and extremely intense. The band recorded 13 of these in just three hours. It was the first time in the history for Sandås Silence Studio to repay a band for pre-booked studio time. One of these songs is called “Cardiac Arrest” and is out on all digital platforms Today, September 11.
Johan Sellman – Vocals/Guitar
Calle Svedjehed – Bass
Magnus Öberg – Drums