Starsailor recently performed at British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park supporting Phil Collins and Blondie, – catch ’em live in Brighton 25/10!
STARSAILOR: Brighton 25/10 @ Concorde2
British quartet Starsailor have revealed their brand new single ‘All This Life’, the title track from their upcoming album, which is out September 1st via Cooking Vinyl. All of this set to coincide with a tour across the UK.
Starsailor burst onto the scene in 2001 when their single Fever earned them the title of “Britain’s best new band”. The band was formed at Wigan and Leigh Music College by music students James Walsh (vocals/guitar), James Stelfox (bass), and Ben Byrne (drums). Later saw the arrival of keyboardist Barry Westhead, who cemented their sound. In April 2000, after seeing their first London show (at the Heavenly Social) the NME wrote: “One live encounter was enough to convince many sceptics that here was a band who were genuinely special, blessed with a singer whose voice thrummed like an emotional telegraph wire, that swerved the pitfalls of indie melancholia and were clearly in love with rock ‘n’ roll and all its possibilities.”
Their second single, Good Souls, reached the Top 20, and Alcoholic earned the band their first UK Top 10 hit. Their album Love Is Here reached Number Two in the UK Album Charts in October 2001, after receiving great critical acclaim. The year ended with the band winning the “Brightest New Hope” award at the NME Awards.
Lead singer and guitarist James Walsh explains, “’All This Life’ came about quite quickly & effortlessly even down to the main lyric. I think that’s why it has an upbeat fresh sound to it. It’s about how easy it is to get weighed down with all the seriousness in life and how important it is finding joy and humour in people and things as much as you can even in small doses. ‘There’s no love without light’”
All This Life is the band’s fifth studio album – and first since 2009 – and finds Starsailor re-energised and on outstanding form. They played to an ecstatic crowd in a packed Big Top Stage at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival and debuted a new track from the forthcoming album.
The band recently performed at British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park supporting Phil Collins and Blondie, and will be playing at Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool in August before embarking on a 12-date UK headline tour this October. And you can see them LIVE in Brighton at Concorde 2!
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