starch

starch

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It's hard to find appropriate words for the music the seven creative heads of STARCH are inventing in their Swiss mountain hotel. They use the soundtrack of a generation grown up along with rock, hiphop and funk to create their own highly energetic music.

Biography

It's hard to find appropriate words for the music the seven creative heads of STARCH are inventing in their swiss mountain hotel. They use the soundtrack of a generation grown up simultaneously with rock, hiphop and funk to create their own highly energetic music. It's euphoric, crazy and full of artistic fantasy.

In the last few years STARCH played more than 200 Swiss shows (a.o. Jazzfestival Montreux, Openair St.Gallen) and toured through Germany, Austria, Spain, Hungary and Croatia. In 2009 STARCH will leave Europe for the first time for a two month tour through Australia and Asia.

The new album „Music" is the second longplayer from STARCH. The title sounds simple, but the musical world the seven musicians are presenting is full of color and surprises. They've been playing together for more than ten years, being known as a first class live act which rocks every stage with youthful fun and untamed energy. On the new album this becomes more obvious then ever: countless experiences of concerts, roadtrips and of the life in the old hotel the band lives in melt to an energetic music which rocks, surprises and proves great humor at the same time.

You can still hear that they started off as a funk crew, but the seven musicians don't hesitate to use all the musical experience they collected over the years. On „Music" they unite driving indie funk, crazy cosmopolitan rap, dizzy energetic rocksongs and everything else they've met in the past few years. In the twinkling of an eye they create a power- and colorful but still homogenous sound you haven't heard before. That's „starchmusic".

The first album of STARCH („freak city", 2006) was written mostly in the studio together with a producer. Now, on their second album „Music", it's the goal of starch to picture their real bandsound and authentic live character. They've spent several months writing, choosing and rehearsing the songs in their hotel in the swiss alps as well as in an old mill in the middle of nowhere in france. In this process they've created an album which is genuinely „STARCH" and which succeeds, together with the exceptional studio work of Ralf Christian Mayer (Fantastische 4, Clueso…), to show the intensity and powerful variety of their acclaimed live show.

On top of that, starch are presenting two wonderful guests: the bilingual singer Gustav spreads a good portion of french charme on „Never been to NYC" and Mia Sway caricatures on „Plastic" the instant-blingbling-starlets of nowadays with a lot of humor.

For more informations and movies check out:
www.starchmusic.com
www.myspace.com/starchmuzik

Booking Contact: Gecko Agency, Michael Vogel, Phone: +41 79 620 04 17

Promotion & Press: dasoffice.ch, Rolf Schlup, Phone: +41 43 541 12 12

Record Distribution: Irascible, Chris Wicki, Phone: +41 21 323 09 79

LIVE-REFERENCES (selection):

open air st. gallen / jazzfestival montreux / blueballs festival lucerne / jazzfest aalen (DE) / musikfestwochen winterthur / jazzfestival, zagreb (HR) / open air tufertschwil / moods, zurich / blue note, biel / maya, zadar (HR) / kammgarn, schaffhausen / funkfestival, locarno / klub orlando, dubrovnik (HR) / kbg, maribor (SI) / mascotte, zurich / altes kino, rankweil (AT) / open air nunningen / chesterfield, madrid (ES) / gaskessel, bern / albani, winterthur / conrad sohm, dornbirn (AT) / kugl, st. gallen / expo, neuchatel / kaufleuten, zurich / club espagna, valladolid (ES) / braderie, biel / montana, davos / marsoel, chur / imagine festival, basel / cityclub, sarajevo (BA) / casinotheater, winterthur / treci svijet, kastel stari (HR) / grand casino, lucerne / kraftwerk, krummenau / scala, wetzikon / eintracht, kirchberg / uhuru weltmusikfestival / riders palace, laax / summerdays festival, jonschwil / unplugged, vienna (AT) / route 66, novi sad (SRB) / chollerhalle, zug / lindenkeller, freising (DE) / ...

Discography

"Music" LP - 2009 (FFM Records / Irascible)
COMING ON FEBRUARY 13, 2009!!!

"Freak City" LP - 2006 (muve recordings / MV)

Airplay with LP "Freak City" on drs3 (swiss national radio), several private radio stations in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, videoclips and live concert broadcasts on viva, swr and sf2 (swiss national tv). For promotion details please check the press section

Set List

Set times vary. Headlining 60-120min set. Opening Show 30-45 min set.