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There are two artists sharing the name Ideal Standard:
1. An alternative rock group from York, England
2. A electronic project from Latvia by Hardijs Lediņš & Kaspars Rolšteins
3. Electro/New Wave band from Vercelli.

Ideal Standard are a genre-defying band; with an original sound, energy and thoughtful lyrics. Varying from the punk-rock anthem of "Cold" to the reflective songs of love, loss, jealousy and despair such as "We Make Our Beds to Lie". With themes of war and peace it is an experience destined to leave the listener moved and enlightened.

Free, full album mp3 download:

Ideal Standard are a band who write songs from the heart and deliver them in their own style held up by passion and melodic truth. Their debut album, Communications Down, is a stunning 8-track masterpiece - filled with emotional and melodic songs that touch on real life issues. From jazzy moody piano songs to busy leftfield noisepop anthems and epic soundscapes. The Standard are epic songwriters with a conscience. Soul Asylum on holiday with Mercury Rev, The Only Ones and an Indie Pink Floyd. Heart-wrenching stuff that will last in time.

The band was formed in York, UK by frontman Keith Kinsella (vocals, guitar) and Nick Giles (bass guitar) in the autumn of 2000. After various late-night song writing and stilton binges songs and gigs came and went and they were soon joined by J Carmichael (guitar, synths) and Sam Broadbent (drums). Ideal Standard played a central role in the anti-war protest movement before the 2003 gulf war, earning themselves a notoriety not just for tea drinking and raucous cheese and cracker sessions. The first album Communications Down appeared in 2004, released by independent label Matchbox Recordings.

For more music and to download the full album, visit the official website:

3 Group formed in the first years of the 80s in the city of Vercelli (Piedmont region, near to Turin). Formation: Oscar Quasee (synths), Manfro (drums) and Scienza (vocals).

Sound based on danceable electronic rhythms with a post-punk back ground.
Production: A demo tape in 1982, self-titled.

Recently out with a song (‘Another Loser’) in the brilliant compilation ‘Crollo Nervoso’ (Rave Up production, Spittle Records distribution 2009).

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