The Stanford Family Band releases debut EP ‘For Your Listening Pleasure’ via Goo Records

"We love big dramatic songs and arrangements but at the same time, a little cheeky country/garage rock beat has always tickled us"
5 April 2024

Already Making Waves with Unique Sound and Infectious Melodies

Brighton’s own The Stanford Family Band has just dropped their highly anticipated debut EP, For Your Listening Pleasure, courtesy of Goo Records. After honing their craft through electrifying live shows in and around Brighton, the quartet has already captured our full focus and a burgeoning radio presence, thanks to Radio X and RTE 2XM. The Stanford Family Band is already making waves.

With six tracks filled with irresistible melodies, intricate musicality, and a warmly nostalgic atmosphere, the EP presents a distinctively captivating sound. From bittersweet reminiscences to the glow of sunlit days, The Stanford Family Band’s fusion of bright piano, lively guitar work, and tight, boxy soundscapes provides a delightful backdrop for their introspective lyrics.

Led by multi-talented musician, vocalist, and songwriter Elliot Stanford, the band channels a vintage pop essence while infusing it with a fresh indie and garage rock flair. Drawing inspiration from legendary acts like The Beach Boys and The Modern Lovers, each track on the EP is adorned with intricate four-part harmonies and irresistibly catchy hooks.

Speaking on the EP, Elliot Stanford (lead vocals, piano, guitar, and songwriter) shared, “When we were first signing with Goo Records, we really had no idea what we would release or how it would end up looking. We have a lot of songs, old and new, some of which have been floating around for many years. In the end, we just really wanted to put out a body of work that really encapsulates everything we are about! We love big dramatic songs and arrangements but at the same time, a little cheeky country/garage rock beat has always tickled us so we just really wanted to capture everything that we love in one concise record. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work on this with our friend Harry Hayes (Producer) and we are mega proud of how it all came together!”

For Your Listening Pleasure is available now via Goo Records.

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Upcoming Live Dates: 

Friday 12th April – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (Headline)

The Stanford Family Band are:

Elliot Stanford – Keyboards, Guitar, Lead Vocals

Rory Lethbridge – Guitar, Vocals

Grace Kendall – Bass, Vocals

Laurence Underwood – Drums, Vocals