Scotland’s hottest new band Stanley Odd are set to wow New York City when they take to the stage supporting Dundee rockers The View as part of Scotland Week 2013.
Alternative hip-hop act Stanley Odd won the opportunity to support The View at Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland’s Big Apple Award, following a brilliant live performance in front of a panel of music industry judges, at The Garage’s G2 venue in December 2012.
Stanley Odd and The View will team up to play in some of the USA’s most renowned music venues including Brighton Music Hall in Boston on April 5, Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, April 6 and the Bowery Ballroom in New York April 7.
Stanley Odd, who have been together for three years, released their debut album Oddio in 2010 and follow up ‘Reject’ in 2012 accompanied by a relentless schedule of live shows. The band have supported the likes of Arrested Development, Asian Dub Foundation, Sage Francis and Easy Star All-Stars, in amongst numerous headline appearances and UK festival slots including T in the Park, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Belladrum, the Insider festival, Wickerman and Celtic Connections.
Solareye, Stanley Odd’s MC said: “Going to New York, the home of hip-hop and getting to support The View in such classic venues as the Bowery Ballroom, Brighton Music Hall and Knitting Factory is an amazing opportunity for us. We are delighted to be contributing to Scotland Week 2013 and to be given the chance to represent Scotland at such a diverse celebration of Scottish art and culture. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland is an extremely important and worthwhile charity and it is great that we are able to be involved.”
Indie rockers The View, will head over to the USA at the end of February to kick-start the tour off in Seattle and perform in venues across America and Canada ahead of their three dates with Stanley Odd.
The View burst onto the music scene in 2005 with their debut album Hats Off To The Busker and since then have released three albums including Which Bitch?, Bread and Circuses and Cheeky For A Reason.
The View frontman Kyle Falconer said: “We’re really excited about touring the United States, especially with the Stanley Odd crew. It’s great to have a fellow Scottish band supporting us for a couple of dates. It’s such a great opportunity for both of us, as we’ve not got much experience of playing to the American crowds, but hear they can throw a party, so watch out, The View are coming to rock”
Donald MacLeod, Chairman of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland charity and owner of renowned live music venues The Garage and The Cathouse revealed: “Stanley Odd are a truly original band that have a very bright future ahead of them, everyone at Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland is thrilled that they will be representing the charity in the States this April. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to take their brand of Scottish hip-hop to the home of hip-hop, New York.”
Caroline Parkinson, Director of Creative Development at Creative Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland on the Big Apple Awards. The Award was created to give a new emerging band an important showcase here in Scotland and in New York during Scotland Week 2013. This is a fantastic opportunity for Stanley Odd who I’m sure will make a big impression on the Big Apple.”