Two short months after headlining at the Music Box, 65DaysOfStatic return with their biggest Manchester gig to date at the Academy 3 on the 14th. Following the successful tour in support of the critically adored ‘The Fall of Math’ album, the band have wasted no time in getting back out on the road, lining up an astonishing 22 dates with not one rest day in between! In the interim the band have kept typically busy, recording a Radio 1 live session for the Zane Lowe Evening Session and becoming ‘Artists-In Residence’ for John Kennedy’s XFM show in the first week in March. On 14th March the band released ‘Hole’, the 2nd single off the album, backed in typical 65Days style with a bumper SIX new tracks and the video for previous single 'Retreat! Retreat!' and once again limited to only 1000 copies.
Released last September on Monotreme Records, 'The Fall of Math' became one of the most acclaimed debuts of last year. Topping many critics lists and gaining a sizeable and rapidly-growing set of devotees, it received praise across the board from the likes of Radio 1 and NME to Kerrang and Rock Sound. As well as being Radio 1 single of the week in November for Zane Lowe's Evening Session (for 'Retreat! Retreat!'), the band were also a favorite of the late John Peel, belatedly recording a session for his show towards the end of last year.
A mix of live bands, DJs and mindbending computer projections, 65DaysOfStatic redefine the rules of a conventional gig, blurring the lines between a gig and club night. The 65Days’ sound is certainly difficult to categorize; indeed, few bands can claim adoration from such a wide range of sources. It's a sound where guitars as ear-meltingly loud as they are soothing stand alongside a percussive force of live and computerized D n' B-esque beats. A sound encompassing every instrument from strings to glockenspiels to electronic samples; a marriage of post-rock and electronica that is ambitious and unique but never pretentious or inaccessible. It's seen the band compared to acts as disparate as Mogwai, Kraftwerk, Radiohead and Aphex Twin, all revered artists at opposite poles of the music spectrum.
In a musical climate obsessed with the past, here's a band that look more toward a future of infinite possibilities. 65DaysOfStatic don't want to be the sound of now or 30 years ago, they're too excited about what's ahead to think about staying still, 65hardcorerules.
“65DaysOfStatic, however, genuinely seem intent on gatecrashing a genre and redefining its boundaries. Their knack of infusing levitating Mogwai-esque ambience with skittish breakbeats is truly without precedent. 'The Fall of Math' is a cold, compelling, carefully crafted nightmare of a record that has the potential to turn your blood to vodka if you listen to it on a bad day” Kerrang KKKK
“It took Radiohead three albums to become this adventurous. Instead of
sounding like some scrappy, mix-genre soundclash, 65DaysOfStatic take your preconceptions and smash them into a million pieces. Go home, take your safe indie-punk records and burn them. 65DaysOfStatic have their heads in 2007 and everyone else is thirty years behind… Magnificent. It's clear that 'The Fall of Math' was created to worship the beauty of music.” Simon Smerdon- Playlouder
” 65DaysOfStatic have won tonight's 'Fresh Meat' with a phenomenal
response!!… truly deserved. This band are gonna be massive and we're proud to be there along side them.” Zane Lowe, Radio One Evening Session
“A big, brooding piece of work…” Steve Lamacq- Radio One Lamacq Live