Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, September 21.
I had seen Scottish hip-hop group Stanley Odd two times previously, both of which felt slightly surreal due to their circumstances – at a folk music festival and a pub.
Every show they have played has been excellent, with unhindered energy and excitement from the band, even with a lack of response from the crowd. However, this gig at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms proved to be something special. The crowd came to see the band, knew the songs and were all for bouncing to the beat of the music. The band was there to promote their new album Reject with songs like ‘Get Out Ma Headspace’, which sounded great, but still managed to get a few fan-favourites such as ‘The Numbness’ throughout the performance.
Stanley Odd have never failed to put on a great show that I have seen, and now with two album’s worth of material under their belt and a growing fan base, future shows should show exponential growth in terms of confidence and energy which will be reflected in the crowd’s reaction. Definitely a band to keep an eye on!
Many thanks to Michael Todd who wrote this review.