Brighton quartet The Stanford Family Band hare the whimsical, vintage and overwhelmingly likeable debut single, ‘Love Me A Bit’ a preview of their upcoming 6-track EP release via Goo Records.
Fronted by the heartfelt lead vocals of songwriter Elliot Stanford, The Stanford Family Band exude a timeless charm, drawing inspiration from iconic acts like The Beach Boys and The Modern Lovers.
Characterised by it’s four-part harmonies and swaying piano led, indie-pop-come-post-punk instrumentation (think The Guillemots meets Black Country New Road meets John Lennon), the track offers an alternative sound whilst still retaining some gorgeous and infectious melodic hooks.
Speaking about the track, Elliot explains: “‘Love Me A Bit’ was written a few years back now during a rather tumultuous time in my life. It’s always meant a lot as I felt I’d been able to get my feelings to paper in a way I’d not been able to before. So this tune is particularly special to me.”
Stanford goes on to express his pride in the recording process, especially with the involvement of producer Harry Hayes: “We had attempted to record it a few times before now, but cutting it with Harry Hayes this time around just brought it all together in such a way, it felt wrong not to have it as our very first single. Everyone is firing on all cylinders on this tune, and we are all very proud of how it came out. We really wanted to channel our heroes on this one, and we hope it comes across that way. Have a guess who those heroes might be, and we can have a chat about it after a show sometime!”
Having already achieved radio play on Radio X and a flurry of tastemaker press support, The Stanford Family Band’s debut sights them as one to watch as they build towards the release of their full upcoming EP.