Powys 1999 (Deluxe Edition) will be Stats' final release, and news of their last outing arrives alongside the announcement of their final show, which will take place at The Lexington in London on 19 November, the same day as the deluxe album.
The deluxe record will include a variety of new songs, remixes and rarities.
Band leader Ed Seed explains, "On Friday 19th November 2021 we're releasing an 18-track Deluxe Edition of 'Powys 1999'. It includes extra songs from the album sessions, remixes and some special rarities. We're having a party that night to launch the Deluxe Edition at the Lexington in London. This will be the last ever Stats show."
"I started Stats in 2014 as an idea: to make joyful and ecstatic music about everyday subjects usually written off as boring, like office jobs and ring roads," Seed continues. "Over time the songs became much more personal and emotional, because the idea was transformed by the people who played it: we became a band. Our group has a deep understanding of each other - not just as musicians but as people - and this sympathy creates a deep sound."
Seed adds, "Whether we're in a studio exploring or on stage performing, Stats is a place of total mutual support and appreciation, and it goes hard as fuck too. I'm so proud of the records we made with the support of our friends Memphis Industries and of all our families. Powys 1999 especially feels like a perfect expression of what the band is about. Having reached that point I never want it to dissipate, only to celebrate it once more with everyone together: Tom Andrews, John Barrett, Stu Barter, Duncan Brown, Nicole Robson, Iso Waller-Bridge and Ant Whiting. Thank you to everyone who's listened to our records and come to our shows, and the countless people who've helped us out for no reason other than loving the music. It's been a joy."