To describe Sheffield, UK's 65daysofstatic is not an easy task. Indeed, most who have tried can merely hint at the depths these guys reach with their wide-open sounds, melding seamless guitar shapes with ferocious drum ‘n bass styled beats, live drums and computer glitch. A soundtrack to a new dimension, where rock, dance and electronica are equals. A refreshing glimpse into the future at a time when the music industry has arguably been far too obsessed with all things retro.
The talented quartet four – Joe Shrewsbury, Paul Wolinski, Rob Jones and Simon Wright – scored an unlikely hit in 2004 with their debut album, The Fall Of Math. A critical success, it launched the band into a new league of recognition; here, they would hone their sound, transforming from studio operatives crafting rave music for rockers into a rock band impossible not to rave to. Live, they excelled. Audiences swelled. Album two, 2005's One Time For All Time, furthered their already enviable reputation. Audiences got larger still. In 2007 they released The Destruction Of Small Ideas – album three was supported not only by domestic treks up motorways and down A roads, but also by worldwide touring alongside The Cure. The ante had been upped.
After a three year hiatus, We Were Exploding Anyway, was released in 2010 to further critical acclaim. It was yet another bold departure from their previous albums: Whereas their music was always a fusion of loud guitars, glitchy electronica and dance music, they formulated the mixture in successively different ways here, always bringing something new and exciting to the forefront. This is lean, sleek, polished. Arrangements are taut, economical, with not a beat wasted. Second pressing on 180g vinyl (500 copies). Includes a color printed inner sleeve and a download for the full album plus bonus Heavy Sky EP.