Following the release of their latest album ‘Wild Light’ to critical acclaim and a sold out performance at the Scala In London, Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic will really step things up in 2014 with a special two set show at the 1400 capacity venue Koko in Camden on 27th March.
2014 marks 10 years since the band’s debut album ‘The Fall Of Math’ was originally released and so with that in mind the opening set will see 65daysofstatic perform the whole album in full for the first time. On the importance of the album the band had the following to say:
‘In the first year of the weird post 9/11 future we all now occupy, 65daysofstatic wrote a record entirely by mistake in an obscure room in the North of England, usually in the evening after finishing whatever day jobs we were holding down.
In the weird spring of 2003 we watched in horror as the US invaded Iraq, aided by our own morally destitute government and seemingly for completely fabricated reasons. A month later, we went into the studio to record the music that would become ‘The Fall of Math’ aided by the kindness of Monotreme Records, the label that helped to build 65dos from the ground up into a viable commodity fit for digestion in the public sphere. We pulled a huge round the clock session, aided by the wisdom and skill of the infamous Alan Smyth, a man whose expertise and advice we seek to this day. While not exactly a global smash, The Fall of Math was met with some excitement by a number of people we had never dreamed of, and threw us into a world of very hard touring and recording for the foreseeable future. In short, it changed our lives, as did the aftermath of the events we were quasi-soundtracking by living through.
While 65daysofstatic are no longer the same people we were back then, The Fall of Math holds a great significance for us. Maybe it does for you too. We’re looking forward to a pleasant six months trying to remember how to play a bunch of the music on there. The world is as big a mess as it ever was. Come and see the results in March!’
The 2nd set will be a normal performance featuring tracks from new album ‘Wild Light’ plus the bands previous records as seen on their recent UK run and upcoming U.S co-headline tour with Caspian.
‘Wild Light’ has been the band’s most widely received album with the likes of NME, Clash, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Independent, Q, Fake DIY, Line Of Best Fit and Drowned in Sound all heaping praise on the record.