New from Stanfields is gritty, full of rhythm and melody

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The Stanfields, who have just released their latest recording, ‘For King and Country, are playing at New Glasgow Square Friday. Submitted

Known for their intensity during their live shows, The Stanfields have just released "For King and Country,” their first acoustic project. After releasing two heavy Celtic rock albums including "Death and Taxes" and "Vanguard of the Young and Reckless," the band made a decision to go in a direction which challenged their writing.

The five members define themselves as working class Canadians with an honest desire to entertain while still making their mothers proud, dealing with and singing about Atlantic Canadian struggles include how our economy affects us right down to our political leaders and being very frank about how they feel.

These kitchen party rockers are known to put all their thoughts, feelings and sweat into their records and certainly continue to put on an incredible party during their live shows, since smashing into the East Coast music scene in 2008.

The Stanfields claim that they have not gone soft, in fact, they say that their music is even harder than before. "For King and Country" is performed as only East Coasters could do. It's still a gritty album full of solid rhythm and melody but it's done in such a way that it makes you want to sing along with each song. It has truly captured the essence of why most listeners fall in love with acoustic albums, it forces oneself to actually pay close attention to the lyrics and to hear what the boys are trying to express. The band claims the album was recorded the same way the band started, with friends making music.

Having just returned home from an cross Canada tour which followed multiple European dates and some time spent in Germany, we are very happy to have these boys home, with a few members actually making their home here in Pictou County.

The Stanfields are playing Friday at the Glasgow Square. Show starts at 8 p.m.

For more information on the Stanfields please visit


Fleur Mainville has been a part of the East Coast music scene for over 20 years and she would now like to share with you her insight on East Coast albums and the artists behind them. To contact Fleur email her at 

Geographic location: East Coast, Canada, Germany Pictou County

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