Statues are back with a new album. ”Holocene” is the first release from the band since their debut ”Adult Lobotomy”, released on German label Crazysane Records in 2018. The debut 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.”
The new album “Holocene” contains 11 tracks, all of them recorded in less than three hours. The music and esthetics are inspired by bands like Hüsker Dü and Sonic Youth and is performed by veterans of Umeå’s alternative rock scene, in the north of Sweden. The album is guested by Per Stålberg (Pablo Matisse/Division Of Laura Lee) on the track “Cardiac Arrest” and Kate Breineder (Soviac) on the track “Lockdown”.
Besides the new album, Statues also releases a new music video for the track “Something in the Water”. The song is one of the most energetic ones from the album and sums up the release nicely, showcasing Statues ability to create something new while being heavily influenced by the alternative scene of the 80’s and 90’s.