Monday 23 May 2011
Stellastarr first caught my attention when they were supporting the Raveonettes at the Wah Wah Hut either in 2003 or 2004. That night they were absolutely amazing but their was something very familiar about the sound. Before the Raveonettes came on Stiff and myself, as is our want, tried to pin down who they sounded like but there wa such a mixture of 80's British indie that it was kind of difficult but one influence we were able to agree on was Stuart Adamson, as a lot of the guitar playing had that styling and sound which was synonymous with the guitarist with the Skids and band leader of Big Country.
I have seen Stellastarr on three subsequent occasions and they were excellent each time, giving their all and looking like they were having a great time.The last time at the ABC 2, the guy standing next to me turned at the end and said to me "best fucking tenner I've ever spent, they were magic".
Here is the third single from their first album, released in 2004 and failed miserably to do anything in the charts or ever get any radio play at the time. If you like what you hear I can thoroughly recommend the first two albums, however I found the last album to be a bit of a disappointment.
Stellastarr* - My Coco