The Standby Setting



On Standby

We are taking a break from punk rock with hippie locks & velvet jacket, waist coat combos…but in the mean time our entire back catalog is available at : Why not check out some local bands while you’re at it? The Blue Shift, Moon Bullet & The Cubists, you might just recognize some faces wink emoticon. See you in […]


“Hello 2016…”

      Thank you for all of your support in 2015 as we underwent a complete line-up change, played a handful of gigs and festivals, debuting the odd new song here n’ there. We hope to be releasing some new material and be heading back onto the gig scene in the not too distant future but until then stay […]

Ripley Music Fest 2015

Thank You!

Hello! This September will mark The Standby Setting’s 6th year so we can’t thank  you enough for supporting us as we set out into a new chapter of the band earlier this year. We thoroughly enjoyed being part of this years Fleet Arts ‘Turn It Up Tour’ and we had a great time at Emerge Fest, The Eyes Have It […]


July Update

Hello, Thank you for a brilliant time at The Eyes Have It Festival, we loved it! The new band line-up is now settling and we are very much looking forward to playing at Ripley Music Festival this Saturday, we’ll be on the main stage at 5.20pm! Ripley Music Festival There are already a few announcements waiting in the wings but […]

Emerge Fest 2015

Turn it Up Tour 2015

Did you attend the Turn It Up Tour 2015? We’ve been pretty busy since our last blog update, we were kindly asked to take part in this years ‘Turn it Up Tour’ and had the pleasure of playing at DCAS – Chesterfield, Town Hall – Swadlincote and finally Emerge Festival – Shipley Park alongside numerous local bands/artists. A huge thank you […]

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New Chapter

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Flowerpot Unplugged Monday night, we had a brilliant time and look forward to doing another acoustic stint in the near future. Secondly, thank you to all of the bass player applicants over the past few weeks, we are very pleased to announce the addition of Mark Wroe to the band, completing […]

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Good evening, Sorry we’ve been a little quiet, quiet in the sense that you’ve heard nothing from us. But don’t fear, we’ve been very busy behind the scenes. Please bare with us while we prepare for the next chapter, we promise you it’s going to be very much worth ‘the wait’. Over the coming weeks the website is going to […]


TOUGH SKIN EP – OUT NOW As always with our releases we like to do them spontaneous and more importantly FREE. Therefore we are very pleased to announce the release our new EP ‘Tough Skin’, recorded at Make No Apology Recording Studios in April. A huge thank you to Dec for all the hard work he’s put into making this with us and a massive […]


Supporting SALVATION Evening all, we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve just been added to this. Supporting 80’s alternative rockers Salvation alongside Nottingham’s own Paper Cape on Saturday May 31st. Hope you can make it down! The Standby Setting



We enjoyed last weeks gig so much we thought we’d do another one…! This Saturday we shall be performing our new (to be released soon) EP for the first time in it’s entirety at the Maypole Inn, Derby. FREE ENTRY, SIX LOCAL ARTISTS, OXJAM DERBY TAKEOVER! BE THERE OR..donate generously to Oxfam. The Standby Setting.