The Underdog in Clapham Common has always been Statues of Us’ favourite place to play. Some cynics wrongly suggest it is because they actually pay us money. Others say it’s because they plough us with free booze. However, the truth of the matter is that this is where we, as a band, have cut our teeth as performers.
We have been playing Sunday nights regularly over the last year but starting this Friday April 19th – we will be kicking off the weekend in style in Clapham’s coolest bar. To celebrate, here are our top 3 performing moments from The Underdog.
1) First Night: Arrive with the assumption that the venue provides the equipment. Feel very impotent with acoustic guitar and aluminous leads. Pank solves problem. Cracking night achieved.
2) More Equipment Problems: Mic Stands disappear. Johny Crow plays with his mike gaffa taped to a broom on wheels. New trend fails to take off in London.
3) A Quiet Sunday Night: With the rain pouring down apocalyptic-ally… outside, Statues play an ‘experimental’ cover of Kylie Minogue as the one man in the bar sensually strips.
4) Australia Day: Really can’t remember anything about this night but video suggests a packed house full of people with stars on their face.
5) Frizzy Stix Raps the Menu: After a freestyle rap challenge, Frizzy Stix sits down at a table, interrupting a romantic meal and raps all the menu choices into the mic. Underdog Chefs feel proud.
There is less of a difference between Wales and Killer Whales than one might think. Both speak a language that no-one can understand, both are capable of making really long-lasting oil… really struggling with this simile so we’ll get to the point Statues Of Us are returning to headline the Full Moon Bar in Cardiff this Sunday night to celebrate their first birthday!
Statues Of Us on at 11pm!
The lineup, (much like a killer whale) is nothing short of stunning though disappointingly for Killer Whales – Seal will not be playing. With a collection of the best music from Cymru as well as from all over the UK, Ireland and Scandanavia playing from 3pm – it is going to be an absolute cracker.
Statues Of Us will be last on at 11pm upstairs. It is free entry so take the day off work, prepare excuses for the dole people or have some mints ready beside the bedlight for the morning. You would be a fool to miss out on what promises to be a …whale of a time… sorry.
There once was a band called The Beatles and they weren’t bad. They performed some of their top 50 hits including ‘Get Back’ a song written about John Lennon’s attempts at stealing food from Ringo’s fridge. However better known band Statues Of Us have oneupped (yes it’s a word) the fab four by performing Whiskeybitch on a roof of their own!
Alongside Balcony TV the ‘Sensational Sixsome’ (copywrite) played an acoustic version of their introspective song Whiskeybitch – a social commentary on female dogs who drink whiskey. The result some have claimed have been ‘astounding’ and ‘not bad’ according to reliable sources.
Check it out for yourself and come along to our next gig. Follow us on Facebook!
The Surviving Members of Statues Of Us Return to the Stage
After a summer of excessive drinking, new songs and European tours, Statues Of Us are returning to their more familiar stomping grounds of London and Cardiff. Armed with all the old favourites from Horny Mofo to Funk Shui as well as new classics to be such as Problems and The Sun Must Die – these shows are going to be bloody good.
Statues Of Us Return to the Homeland to play Balcony TV
It has been way too long since Statues Of Us have played their favourite venue – Whelan’s. On August 11th, at midnight the six piece will be playing an hour long set of their number one songs from around South East Asia and the recent top 5 hit in Guatemala.
In support will be Modesto – a three piece infectious rock band from Dublin who have been causing more ripples than a fat man in a swimming pool in the Dublin music scene.
It’s going to be a fantastic night and wonderfully it is free in before 10pm. Keep your eyes open for competitions.
* On a side note Statues Of Us will be playing Balcony TV. Still choosing which song to play. Open to suggestions. see you soon!
The fans have been clamouring, begging, screaming for t-shirts so finally Mom - here you go! Thanks to the very talented Amy DeLoup at This Radiant Style – you can now purchase your very own piece of history in the making. Each t-shirt and print is hand made so you really are getting the best value! Here is the process:
1) Pick a colour - red (light or dark), wine, green (light or dark), pink, yellow, light blue.
2) Pick a size: xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl (note: if in doubt, go a size smaller)
Statues Of Us are the first to model the new t-shirts!
3) pick a lyric:
a) ‘Funk Shui – It’s the Way we Arrange it’
b) ‘You’ve gotta get what we gotta give’
c) ‘Come Take a Little Piece of Paradise’
d) ‘Good Times, Bad Timing’
e) ‘Im Moving to LA!’
* if you have a preferred lyric, let us know and perhaps something can be done!
4) Send Payment via UK paypal to johnandrewmckiernan @ ymail.com Or from Ireland pay pal
Prices: £16 for t-shirts including postage with Ireland and UK.
Printing available on singlets, caps, dresses and more on request!
Statues Of Us Release Shadow and Moving to LA for Download
Asking the music lover to name their price for the music they are about to purchase has never been done before…(who are Radiohead) so we, here at Statues of Us HQ, are in rainbows we are so excited. Shadow and Moving to LA are now both available to download for whatever price tickles your fancy.
After a recent pole with Poles, we found that 30% of Polish people listed to Statues Of Us in the shower, 23% listen to Shadow when flexing in the mirror and 40% of Poles want Statues to be playing at their funeral. Dead Good Band!
We have been expecting you. And thank you for picking up the gauntlet.
Now, as you know, we want to make it to the very top, but we need your help to get there. And we need to spread the word to the farthest corners of the world. To win that bottle of champagne at Whelans on Saturday, send a photo to @statuestunes or via facebook of you or your granny posing like a statue. Funniest wins. Check out Join Project Fame for more or just start blagging your pants off now.
Specialists? We’re also looking for graphic designers, sound engineers, SEO experts, social media moguls, journalists, photographers, enthusiastic people, girlfriends. If you can help us in any way, we’ll make sure you’re recognised on the site, and in the documentary, plus we’ll buy you a delicious frosty beer. Click here to get in touch.
Or are you a big shot? If so, we’ve got a little extra we’d like to ask of you. Achieving one of these will bring you into our Gold Circle, get you a song written about you for our triple platinum debut album whereupon you’ll probably meet your future husband or wife. So are you big enough to:
Get Barrack Obama to Publicly state his love for the band
Get us in front of a crowd more than 50,000 strong or inside a stinking rich recording studio
Perform any one of Jesus’s miracles, but selflessly pass all of the credit to Statues.
Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre and every A-Grader in HipHopHollywood converge to tell the true story of the Statues. See how the Statues rose from the gutters of Dublin and London to the fancy gutters of Hollywood. It’s the Statues million dollar documentary – check it out below.