When I think of live dance bands in Melbourne that really stimulate the body and mind, the first two names that come to mind are World’s End Press and NO ZU. So what happens when the drummers of both groups come together? Well, Statue is exactly what happens.
Statue create rhythmic electronic music in the vein of artists such as Blondes, Hyetal or Factory Floor. The duo stretch ‘Tall Stories‘ into a dark, late night sprawl – one that’s a little frightening, because it’s hard to tell when it will end. At the same time, you don’t want it to.
It takes all the hook layers of the original and lets them loop freely into the unknown, highlighting the strength of the original track, while demonstrating how Statue bring a slightly different perspective to the already-crowded dance scene in Melbourne.
I’ve been waiting for a Melbourne version of those artists I mentioned earlier, and I may have found it.