The Stanfields

The Stanfields

 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
BandRockAlternative

Inciting mosh pits and still making Mom proud, The Stanfields attract all classes and creeds with rhythm-fueled hard rock laced with traditional roots sounds. There are no glamorous motives – just five working class Canadians with an honest desire to entertain.

Biography

Everyone has a story to tell about The Stanfields – if you don’t, give it time. Inciting mosh pits and still making Mom proud, The Stanfields attract fans of all classes and creeds with their rhythm-fueled hard rock laced with traditional roots sounds. There are no glamorous motives – just five working class Canadians with an honest desire to entertain. With the help of iconic producer Mike Fraser
(AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith) The Stanfields better capture the intensity of their riotous live show on Death & Taxes (coming September 18) with harder, faster and full-on thunderous waves of rhythm and roaring harmonies behind menacing leads. “We’ve grown to be louder, faster versions of ourselves. Many thousands of road and air miles, and all the trappings therein, tend to have that kind of effect on a band like ours,” Jon explains. “Where Vanguard is all over the place stylistically, Death & Taxes is more focused on our rock and roll influences.” And that’s where The Stanfields’ culture meets their simple desire to entertain – the stuff stories are made of.

Lyrics

Ship To Shore

Written By: The Stanfields

Ship to Shore

See the world in technicolor, see what you can do
Five and niner fiddlesticks to tango echo two
miles away from wastin' at the local five-and-dime
to wishing you were somewhere else to help to pass the time
armed to the teeth and underneath a relentless foreign sun
armed to the teeth and underneath a relentless foreign sun

Riots, blood, sand and mud was all I got to see
in Kandahar, El Salvador, Belfast and Barbary
I went mad in Stalingrad and I shivered to the bone
so I danced a jig in Ladysmith and wished that I was home
armed to the teeth and underneath a relentless foreign sun
armed to the teeth and underneath a relentless foreign sun

chorus
Just another lowly victim in the struggle for hearts and minds
To the finest sons and daughters in the struggle of their life
Guns and pipers, ship to shore
off to fight a rich man's war
like our fathers did before

(instrumental)

chorus
Just another lowly victim in the struggle for hearts and minds
To the finest sons and daughters in the struggle of their life
Guns and pipers, ship to shore
off to fight a rich man's war
like our fathers did before
Guns and pipers, ship to shore
off to fight a rich man's war
like our fathers did before
Guns and pipers, ship to shore
ship to shore, ship to shore.

Discography

Death & Taxes (Release: September 18, 2012)

Vanguard of the Young and Reckless (Release: June 15, 2010)

The Stanfields EP (2009)

April, 2010:
Single "Dirtiest Drunk (In the History of Liquor)" is in heavy rotation on Q104.

2009: Single "Ship To Shore" is in heavy rotation on Q104 in Halifax and CKEC in New Glasgow

Set List

Ship to Shore
Blacktop Blues
The Boston States
The Road to Guysborough
Fox in the Heather
Run on the Banks
Mrs McGrath
Dagger Woods
Don't Make Me Walk Away
Jack of All Trades
Death and Taxes
Dunvegans Drums
Crocodile Tears
Invisible Hands
The Dirtiest Drunk (in the History of Liquor)