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65daysofstatic

OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.65daysofstatic.com

Zankyo is very proud to represent 65daysofstatic in Japan and have built a strong relationship with the band over the years. They need little introduction but for those who may not be so familiar please read on:

Since their last ‘usual’ record, 2010’s ‘We Were Exploding Anyway’, 65daysofstatic have been busy with touring, soundtracking, remixing and collaborating with artists, scientists, computer game makers and dancers. 2012, however, sees them heading back to doing what they do best – writing a new studio record that they can take back out on the road.

65’s early years marked them as a band impossible to define. In a certain light, sure, they were a ‘post- rock’ band, sharing stages and a mastery of dynamics with stalwarts like Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky. If observers only got as far as their multi-syllabled name and never listened to 65 on record or saw one of their hectic live shows though, they’ve been missing out. 65daysofstatic are walking a very different path.

Their first live shows were a confusion of bootlegs, drum machines and dance beats. Early tours found them playing drum’n’bass clubs as often as headlining rock venues.

Developing their sound over their first three albums saw flitting between disciplines at will. 2007 brought a back-of-the-van tour of America with post-hardcore bands. A year later they returned as an ‘arena band’, opening up for The Cure for months, playing to hundreds of thousands of people. They carved themselves out an unclassifiable brand of noise that appealed on a fundamental level across the board, allowing them to conduct punk-rock stage-invasions at festivals like Dour, mould abrasive noise into unlikely anthems on a huge scale at mega-festivals like Summersonic, and create tents full of glitchy, angular dancing at Glade festival with equal success.

We We Exploding Anyway saw them up their game significantly. They focussed on bringing dance beats and soaring guitar noise to the forefront of their sound and lifting their fearsome live show to the next level. Their uniqueness let them transcend the usual festival circuit and embark on new adventures. Warehouse raves in deepest, darkest Russia? Check. Waking up thousands of Japanese dance-festival-goers by walking onstage at 6am as the sun rises above a forest outside Tokyo? Check. Winning over Metal-fans with a brain-meltingly loud Sonisphere set before heading off to Edinburgh Festival for a five night residency live-soundtracking interpretive dance in the same week? Check.

The 18 months of touring WWEA finished in spring 2011 with two sold-out, back-to-back shows in Singapore. The rest of that year was taken up with the unexpected success of their Silent Running Project. Originally conceived as a two-nights-only performance for Glasgow Film Festival, the exceptional response to what 65daysofstatic managed to achieve (90 minutes of brand new material, performed precisely in sync to the film) meant more and more Silent Running performances got booked. Their fans clamored for a soundtrack album.

In November, 65daysofstatic released their Silent Running re-score on their own Dustpunk Records label. The vinyl sold out before it had even been pressed. Despite the band intending it to be an underground, fans-only release, press that did manage to get hold of copies shouted loudly that it might be 65′s best work yet.

Currently, 65daysofstatic have just finished some soundtrack work for a German computer game company and are writing their new record in Sheffield. They will be playing a few festival shows in the summer to road test new material.