Sunday, 9 July 2017

STARSAILOR – SINGLE REVIEW

Starsailor – Listen To Your Heart (Cooking Vinyl) 
Starsailor - Listen To Your Heart


Release Date: Out Now

Right then, hands up if you remember Starsailor. Big indie hopes of the late 90s and early 00s? Yeah, I had a friend who was a big fan but then they faded in the shadow of Coldplay’s rising star and got pretty much forgotten about. But, as with many bands of that era, Starsailor are back with a  new single and, do you know what, it’s not half bad. ‘Listen To Your Heart’ starts with all the bombast of a Killers or Arcade Fire romp but then settles in to a chugging and insistent rhythm that is pitched somewhere between the triumphant indie of Reverend & The Makers and the elegance of an Embrace number. James Walsh’s vocals are still reassuringly powerful and tender in equal measure and this song explores those areas that the likes of James and Coldplay do at their best so, whisper it, we might just be talking about a comeback.



Live Dates:

5th August – Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool
19th August – Nirwana Tuinfest, Lierop
26th August – Maanrock Festival, Mechelen
12th October – The Junction, Cambridge
13th October – Waterfront, Norwich
14th October – Bierkeller, Bristol
16th October – Leeds Beckett Student’s Union, Leeds
17th October – O2 Institute, Birmingham
18th October – Leadmill, Sheffield
19th October – Academy, Liverpool
21st October – Boiler Shop, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
22nd October – O2 ABC, Glasgow
24th October – O2 Ritz, Manchester
25th October – Concorde 2, Brighton
26th October – KOKO, London

10th November – Shiiine On Weekender @ Butlins, Minehead

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