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Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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Two Ginger Gentlemen.
One Sweet Band.

What does Starhook want from you? For you to have a frickin' good time! Thats the goal of the eight catchy fun filled tracks on their debut self-titled EP released March of this year.

Starhook is Brad Hooks (Keytar, Vocals) and Anthony Starble (Keys, Vocals). Both Anthony and Brad wear the hats of writers, producers and musicians on the Starhook project which is 100% collaborative. Anthony, who was trained in classical piano, brings influences from composers such as Chopin and  Debussy. Brads influences draw from artists such as Spoon, Radiohead and New Order. Both gingers are heavily influenced by the catchy hooks of artists like Bruno Mars and Katy Perry while incorporating the quirky production styles of MGMT, LMFAO and Passion Pit.

Starhook made their National debut on the ABC Family hit series The Fosters on March 11th. The band performed their single Weirdo, along with Shut Up, Hands Up, N.Y.NeonLight and Fly. Taping the Fosters was obviously very exciting for us! says Anthony, the opportunity to be on camera on a hit television show to launch our debut record is a dream come true. We were beaming the whole time! Performing and hanging out with the cast and crew was an absolute dream," says Brad, "but then playing the same 15 seconds of a song for two 15-hour days in a row is also crazy. I give major props to TV actors. That shit is hard."

All the songs on the Starhook EP draw from real life experiences. Starhooks single Weirdo was written for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider. The band drew on their own nerdy tendencies from childhood and adult life that range from Pogs and Mario Brothers to Game of Thrones. The song has a strong undercurrent of encouragement. Life has a way of turning itself around and people's eccentricities end up being valuable qualities later in life. Just ask famous nerds like Stephen King, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg if they ever felt like a Weirdo.

The song Freeway, which features The Fosters' David Lambert, was inspired by none other than the 405 and Los Angeles traffic, and it's core is about finding your own way and not letting what other people think about you hold you back. It was a pleasant surprise when we didn't have to twist David's arm to sing on one of our tracks. He loved the music and we were super happy to have his vocal in there," says Anthony.

Additional songs on the EP, including SEXXX, Shut Up, N.Y Neon Light, Hands up and Fly, all fit into the overlying theme with Starhooks music: empowerment and most importantly FUN (actual fun, not the band, which we love). All the songs encourage a playful approach to life. The songs inspire listeners to get up and dance and what is more feel good and positive than getting your groove on?

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