Emerging from Wigan, Stanleys are the next in a long line of illustrious musicians to emerge from the town. Bands and artists ranging from George Formby (Senior and Junior) to The Verve, Starsailor to The Lathums are proud to call Wigan home, eventually taking their poignant songwriting across the rest of the country and Stanleys are set to follow in their footsteps.
Perhaps there’s something about hearing a regional accent singing in full flow that’s endearing, or their jangly riffs and subtle drum beats reminiscent of other great North West bands such as The Smiths or The La’s. But ultimately, it is a combination of all these things that have seen Stanleys make their mark on the North West scene so quickly. And it’s now only a matter of time before the rest of the country are hanging onto every word.