Starseed produce some of the most satisfying melodic hard rock you’re likely to hear. Soaring melodies and epic energy, powerful, riff driven rock with electrifying stage shows, their music grasps many elements of the post grunge scene drawing influences from early Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains to the power and torment of Soil. More recent comparisons include the tenacity and energy of Stone Sour and intense melody of Alter Bridge.
“12 humungous rock tracks” – Kerrang!
After a three year hiatus, they are getting together for a very special show at The Borderline on Wed, 18th November to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut LP “All the Things They Can’t Take Away…”. Joining them will be good friends Feral Sun and Delayed and we will use this occasion to raise money and awareness for the Rooting For Rhino charity, please find out more via: http://www.rootingforrhino.org/. Tickets are £10 and will be available soon from Ticketweb, with £5 of every ticket going towards the Rooting For Rhino charity.
“a great new British band, get the album if you can” – Ian Camfield, Xfm
Starseed have graced the Download Festival stages several times, and have many well known artist supports under their belts. The release of their highly acclaimed album “Peace Machine” received much critical acclaim including Kerrang! Magazine who described the album as “12 humongous rock tracks”. “Peace Machine” was produced by Jason Wilcock of Stakeout Studios (Reuben, Fightstar, The Ghost Of A Thousand). The album launch party was held at a packed IndigO2 at The O2 which led to a full page feature in Kerrang! Magazine in August 2009, extensive national radio play including a BBC introducing interview and TotalRock Radio take-over feature, and a headline UK tour. Starseed’s music video for single “Shine” – directed by Ben Thornley of Sitcom Soldiers (Therapy?, Fightstar) – was accepted for rotation on Scuzz TV. “Shine” was featured on Ian Camfield’s Rock Show (XFM), Bruce Dickinson’s Rock Show (BBC Radio 6) and Alex Bakers New Music Show (Kerrang Radio) to critical acclaim.
2010 continued to bring success for the band with a live studio session on XFM, and Rock Radio Scotland. Single “Shine” was featured on BBC Radio 6, XFM, Planet Rock, Music Choice and A-Listed on Totalrock Radio as well as featured on numerous national FM and University Radio stations. The band completed another UK tour supporting Senser, played the Jagermeister Stage at Download Festival (w/ AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Aerosmith), Kick Out The Jams Festival 2010, Hard Rock Hell IV (w/ Skid Row, Uriah Heep, UFO) and Maesteg Metal Fest in Wales.
“soulful vocals, crunching guitars and savage drumming” – Rock Sound
The band became proud endorsees of Blackstar Amps, Tama Drums, Roland, Sabian, Rotosound Strings, Protection Racket and TC Electronic. Following a trip to New York for radio interviews in preparation for a US college tour, the Starseed members announced they were putting Starseed on hold indefinitely for family reasons. After such a period of expansion and progress, this was greeted with much sadness.
“truly gargantuan, this machine is unstoppable” – Big Cheese