About this Artist

90’s Alternative Rock was never anything else then great pop-songs filtered through screaming guitars. The Swedish based power trio Statues can be filed under your typical SST band. Simple, impulsive, eccentric, and just wonderful. They could be that third band that played somewhere in the midwest together with Hüsker Dü and Sonic Youth during the late ’80s. Rock has perhaps never been this catchy. Statues are a tornado on a collision course with your hometown.

The indie-rock outfit Statues from Umeå, Sweden has a dense stubbornness as their musical trademark. At the same time, there is unobtrusive security and a sense of dynamics in the group's tasteful association of tantrum noises and winding melodies. Much of the establishment is unmistakably bottled in an indie-rock and post-punk North American-style tradition, and aesthetic threads of origin are related to a young and hungry Hüsker Dü as well as legendary alternative labels like SST and Dischord.

The trio has been playing together in different constellations since 1991. The red thread throughout the years is that everything has become more and more intense and angry for each year. During the years the members have been heard through bands such as Starmarket, KVLR, and The Vultures. In 2018 everything culminated at the start of Statues. The same year debut album "Adult Lobotomy” was released through German label Crazysane Records. The furious and straightforward expression of the high-intense debut album made it sold out in no time.


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October 30th, 2020

Sweden's melodic indie-punk / noise-pop rockers Statues will release their debut LP "Holocene" on October 30th, 2020. The band consists of members of late 90s/early 2000s Sweden favorite Kevlar (later known as KVLR) who continue with their brand of noisey and melodic guitar driven indie-punk anth

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May 5th, 2023

Swedish rock trio Statues have just announced their third LP titled "Black Arcs Rising" via Lövely Records, set for release on May 5, 2023, and follows up their 2020 sophomore album release titled "Holocene". Recorded at Svenska grammofonstudion in Gothenburg, this new 12 tra