The biting social commentary and darkly catchy post-punk of Stand Up and Say No is born from something of a paternal perspective as Andre Nault, the band’s primary singer-songwriter, is a father of 8 and writes observationally about current events.
The band mines moody indie rock and explosive choruses for an intriguing melding of atmosphere and anthemics. Stand Up and Say No has garnered favorable comparisons to Interpol, Queens of The Stone Age, and Editors, among others.
At the center of it all is singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Andre Nault. Stand Up and Say No’s latest release came together after a month-long fevered burst of creativity. “The name is a way of saying, ‘I’m doing the best I can to make a difference—I’m winging it like everyone else,’” Andre says with a self-deprecating chuckle. His statement is a playful contrast to the sleekly aggressive and dynamically expansive indie rock Stand Up and Say No plies.