Standard Fare have announced this afternoon that they’ll be breaking up. Standard Fare will always have a very special place in our hearts as they headlined the first ever Scared To Dance gig. Looking back we’re still surprised they said yes to our invitation since we’d only ever put on club nights and rather ambitiously booked The Lexington.

In the end it was a great turnout including BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and the NME’s Mark Beaumont. Supported by Red Shoe Diaries and Evans the Death it was a brilliant night with the band ripping through some of our favourites like “Fifteen”, “Philadelphia” and “Dancing”.

We also managed to convince them to DJ for us which they were a bit nervous about since they had never done it before – it was always nice to be around three incredibly nice and generous people and we wish them the best for the future. The Noyelle Beat was one of the best indiepop debuts for years and Out of Sight, Out of Town has got some criminally underrated songs on it.

If you haven’t got any of their music we encourage you to go and buy their records. We’ll be playing them very loudly at the club next Saturday.