Well, what can we say.. quite a fair bit so we’ll try and keep it direct and straight to the point without sounding like some award ceremony.
We’ve had the most amazing time on this tour. We never expected to get another call to support The Who, but boy are we glad we did. Everybody who plays in The Who and everybody who works for them are an amazing team and incredibly warm people. We were treated so well and really made welcome throughout the whole tour, and it was brilliant to catch up with the band members and the crew. Big shout out to Dec, who did our monitors on each gig – you made us ultra comfortable up there matey and that makes a big difference.
The Who were amazing! Roger is truly back and it’s just amazing that he can sing all those songs the way he does 50 years after he first recorded them. He looked liked he loved every second. Pete, I think we can say that the man is a true genius, and thank christ he’s out there showing everyone how to do it. An inspirational writer and performer – he’s just gives it everything. Long live The Who!
We would like to thank our crew of long standing Lamp sound engineer Joe Turner on sound duties and Tom Hunt on road/guitar related duties. You both made the tour so easy, and we love you very much. Plus you made us look a bit more Rock N Roll.
Lisa – our manager. This couldn’t of happened without you, thanks for picking us up and putting us on those stages!
Elle – Thanks so much for dealing with social media posts when the time just isn’t there! Gem – thanks for your pics and vids!
To all you lovely people who knew the band already and travelled to the gigs – you’re brilliant, thank you! We really appreciate it!
To all the people who are new to the band and got in touch with us over this tour, we’re so glad you liked our music, tell your mates and we hope to see you again soon and some point!
And now the money shots – Two of the greatest living musical Legends. We are honoured to support you!
Some of you may have seen yesterday that The Who shows coming up in Aug/Sept (in which we are supporting) have been rescheduled for April 2017. A few people have got in touch to see if we are supporting them on these rescheduled shows, and we are delighted to tell you that we can confirm that we will still supporting them on these shows!
Here’s the details of the rescheduled shows.
Echo Arena Liverpool, 03 April 2017 (From 07 Sept 2016)
Manchester Arena, 05 April 2017 (From 31 Aug 2016)
SSE Hydro Glasgow, 07 April 2017 (From 29 Aug 2016)
Sheffield Arena, 10 April 2017 (From 03 Sept 2016)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, 12 April 2017 (From Genting Arena on 05 Sept 2016)
Tickets for the shows originally scheduled for late August and September WILL BE VALID for the new shows. Any customers who cannot make the new dates are entitled to a full refund from their point of purchase. Deadline for refunds is 5pm AUGUST 12TH.
Thank you all and we’ll see you next April!! xxx
OK you guys! Here’s some very large and exciting news!
Back in late 2014 we were unbelievably lucky enough to support some long time heroes of ours playing in some of the largest arenas in the UK. Those heroes are one of the truly great bands of all time, The Who. It was a complete dream opportunity that we will never forget. The stuff our wildest dreams are made of.
Well, we can now reveal our news to you. We are truly ecstatic to tell you that in August and September we will be back out supporting that very same band again on their 5 UK dates this year!!!!!
You want to come?? YES!! OF COURSE YOU DO!!!!
The dates are as follows:
August 29 2016 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
August 31 2016 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
September 3 2016 Sheffield, UK Sheffield Arena
September 5 2016 Birmingham, UK Genting Arena
September 7 2016 Liverpool, UK Echo Arena Liverpool
We never once saw this happening again and we are OVER THE MOON!!! Also, it’s going to be so ace to play to some of you that we met on the 2014 tour again!!!!
We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to The Who and their management for having a little band like us tag along yet again for what we know will be a huge huge experience for us. Also, big shout out to our manager Lisa, as this wouldn’t be possible without her. Really can’t believe that this is happening again!
Hey hey hey Folks!
Well, the new album ‘Long Lost Love’ is now out in the world! We’ve had a great week so far with two great launch parties in Tunbridge Wells and London, and a lot of lovely comments from you all. Thanks so much to all those who came out to join in the fun with us. Absolutely amazing! Tunbridge Wells was a sell out!!!
The kind people at the Tunbridge Wells Forum filmed the whole of the show, and you can watch it back via this link!
Big thank you to all that have bought the CD/DL or listened on Spotify. Any favourite tracks? Don’t forget, if you haven’t purchased a copy yet, it’s available in your local HMV and your local independent record stores.
Mike was featured in this months Guitarist magazine, telling tails of life on the road and underpants!
We’re back out for more shows in May and are planning a jaunt to see as many of you as possible later in the year. We’ve been out with The Bluetones recently and we are back out with them on the 5th of May at the London Roundhouse!!!! A gig not to be missed!!!
In the meantime, thanks for the support you guys and really hope you like the new album!
The Standard Lamps xxx
We are over the moon to announce that April the 22nd will see the release of our SECOND ALBUM entitled ‘Long Lost Love’ released on Right Track Records /Universal!
It’s taken a while, but we are thrilled with the finished product and we really can’t for you to hear it! Some of you will recoginse a few of the songs from our live shows and from the previous Mono EP (which are now in STEREO. WOW!).
The album has been mixed by producer / engineer Sean Genockey (who has worked with The Who, Manics, Suede, to name a few). Theme wise – this album is more an ode to growing up, dead end jobs and small English town life. It’s a kind of love letter to a time when you are trying to find out who you are, where you are at and where you are going.
You can PRE-ORDER the new album on CD/DL via the following links:
We really hope you like the new album!!!!! FEELS SO GOOD TO TELL YOU THIS!!!!
1. Long Lost Love
2. The Model World
3. Dim And Dismal
4. Cats And Dogs
5. Carry On Dreaming
6. Bigger Things
7. Living With Mum And Dad
8. The Cracks
9. It Won’t Be Long
11. You Don’t Listen To Your Records Anymore
Well, a couple of weeks ago saw the end of the tour supporting The Bluetones.
Bristol was the perfect way to end, thanks to all that were there and being very Rock N Roll on a Sunday night! T’was really quite quite ace.
Wanna say a big big thanks to Mark, Adam, Scott, Alex and Eds. It’s been a real pleasure to play for you guys and it’s been great watching you night after night. Most of all, thanks for taking a punt on a lil unsigned band like us.
Also, big thanks to all the crew/associates (Helen, Andy, Jimmy The Lips, Woz, Mark to name a few). Been a large pleasure to spend the days and nights with you.
Big up’s to Lamps gal Elle for providing the pics and tour social media.
Biggest of all. Thanks to you guys who came to the shows. Had a lot of lovely messages from you guys. Especially those who bought a ticket to see us. Mind blowing.
THANK YOU! xxx
Hey hey everyone! Hope all’s good and enjoying the mixture of sun/rain/wind.
We are over the moon to announce that this September, we will be out supporting The Bluetones on their 20th anniversary tour!!!! We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting these legends, and it’s a golden opportunity to catch up with some of you since our tour last year with The Who!
Here’s the dates:
16/9/15 – Leeds O2 Academy
17/9/15 – Glasgow O2 ABC
18/9/15 – Newcastle O2 Academy
19/9/15 – Manchester Ritz
23/9/15 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
24/9/15 – London Forum
26/9/15 – Birmingham O2 Academy
27/9/15 – Bristol O2 Academy
This is going to be so much fun! We would like to say thank you to The Bluetones and, in particular, Mark Morriss for giving us this great oppprtunity. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
Get your tickets here. http://kililive.seetickets.com/artist/the-bluetones/76629
Also, on the 26th of this month, we’ll be playing at British Summertime (Hyde Park) with The Who again!!!! Get your tickets quick as these have sold very well!!
Have fun everyone! Hope to see you on The Bluetones tour!
Other Live Dates:
4th July – Glastonferry Penketh – WARRINGTON
11th July – The Zed Music Cafe – SEVENOAKS
25th July – Trinity Theatre – TUNBRIDGE WELLS
22nd August – POOFEST – Pootings, near EDENBRIDGE
30th August – Local And Live Festival – TUNBRIDGE WELLS
21st November – All Saints Centre – LEWES (SUPPORTING MARK MORRISS)