The Standards - "Never Go Home" | Music 2014 | SXSW

January 27, 2014
A British-Thai fusion band, banging out belting alternative indie rock and roll. The Standards have been playing the alternative music scene across the world for the past 4 years. Matt and Paul Smith (not related) hail from London and Nit, Mc and Nay are from Bangkok. Having met through the clubs and pubs of Bangkok they set about setting new musical highs and to bring alternative music to the forefront. With a loyal following, this gave The Standards the support to go forth and record the songs that they have been playing live. Following on from their successful EP, 'Well, Well, Well' in 2008, which included their first single, The Proposition, The Standards have gone on to make their debut album, Nations. A raw, edgy record, Nations is full of stories and undertones from the pubs clubs and streets of the cities they're from, live and breathe. Two years later, new singles 'The Fall', 'Where You Go' and 'Wake Up Dead' have been given viral releases and impressive MVs to make up their latest album \'SiRENS\' which can be downloaded for free through their website and Bandcamp page. Familiar faces on the touring circuit, their biggest live dates include two shows in Los Angeles, a seven date tour of England which included BBC Introducing and two tours of Asia. They've shared stages with The Charlatans, Of Montreal, The Subways, DZ Deathrays, The Skints, The Wombats, The Big Pink, Young Knives, Blood Red Shoes, The Selector, Tribes and many more. They've played the biggest Asian festivals including Big Mountain, CAMA and Culture One. They launched club KOKO in Asia, been on national radio in four different parts of the world, played MTV and a whole host of other big events and TV slots. Always on fire live and doing it just for the love of music, The Standards never fall short of providing their audience with an awesome, pumping, belting performance. Just ask the 1000s who have already seen it!
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