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.
The band’s first acoustic project, For King and Country, released in Canada on GroundSwell/Warner and in Germany on Rookie Records in October 2013. Stanfields frontman and lead writer, Jon Landry explains: “There was no motive to write For King and Country other than trying to challenge ourselves. As songwriters, we always have an axe to grind in terms of lyrical expression. That will never change. Our world is too fucked up to let things slide. Rest assured to the initiated, we will continually attempt to peel the paint off the walls of your local tavern, legion, youth centre or arena. We haven’t gone soft. In fact, I think we went harder.”
“Too many of these bands sound like Pogues wannabes, but that’s not where The Stanfields are coming from. They want to rock very hard, honour traditional East Coast music, and sing about being from a place with hard-working people, the ones they grew up with, and the ones in their audience.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC
“Working class heroes” – Here Magazine (5/5 star album review)
“Their live show is garnering rave reviews from all those lucky to see it” – Moncton Times and Transcript
“The bastard children of AC/DC and Stan Rogers” – Q104 FM