Staton
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Staton

Hilversum, Utrecht, Netherlands

Hilversum, Utrecht, Netherlands
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BIOGRAPHY
September 2012

Typically Staton
Energetic pop-rock: optimistic, hysterical, but at the same time dark, with a sharp and sometimes cynical edge. Since their launch in 2010 Staton has appeared on stage for approximately 120 live performances in the Netherlands. In the past 1,5 years the band has matured, developing their unique sound and lyrics.

Inspiration
Living in Amsterdam’s red light district worked as an inspiration for lead singer Lara. Her fascination lead Lara to write the songs like Dark Side of the City, Cocktails and Barefoot. In these songs Lara explores the different sides of the red light district. Living in the area, Lara realized that the red light is not only a dark and tragic place. She discovered humor and mystery. Do we really know what happens behind those closed curtains?

Breaking through barriers
In 2012 Staton is working hard on their second album. Producers Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, R.E.M.,Big Star) and J.B Meijers (Goo Back to the Zoo, De Dijk) signed on for production and mix. Stringfellow and Meijers challenged the band to find a more edgy sound and bring more depth into their lyrics. Taking on this challenge tested the band: sometimes maturing and growing means breaking though barriers and at times, killing your own darlings. But, the challenge of stepping out of their comfort zone has proven to be effective, resulting in a new level of fireworks in Statons live and studio performances.

Live
On stage Staton tells a story in its own unique style. Lead vocalist Lara sings, screams, whispers and everything in between. Her vocals are completed by the rhythmic, sometimes soothing, but always tight drums by Niels Nuiver and the big and funky bass by Luc Pustjens. Intense and occasionally snotty guitar by Rutger Martens and distinct, organics sounds mixed with hard ragged synths by Tijn Driessen complete the sound.

A preview of the album can be heard on the Plato Planet festival at Oosterpoort on September 23rd 2012.

Bookings and Management:
SMOL Consultancy
Herenstraat 5
1211BZ Hilversum
+31654773508
s.mol30@chello.nl