Jousting meets roller derby meets … hover boarding? That alone should stoke your curiosity in the clip for The Stanleys’ “Everybody Dance”. Watch as two rival girl groups take each other on while floating around a ring. This could be a glimpse into the future of sport — there’s even a hint of the post-apocalyptic.
The Stanleys are no strangers to peaked curiosity. Having received rave reviews for their self-titled debut in 2017, the band are now riding a wave of success, crossing the ocean from their home of Perth, Australia, and taking on the US. This is a power-pop delight, a burst of high energy that we could all use to transition us into Spring.
There’s a strong electric guitar through-line and a steady beat that will have you adhering to the band’s imperative: “Everybody dance if you can’t stand still”. Rock’n’roll vibes aplenty, “Everybody Dance” features a fuzzy guitar solo and a vocals-and-drums intermission. The melody carries a tone as powerful and wild as the hover board warriors who circle The Stanleys’ frontman Mark Di Renzo, singing into an announcers microphone.