Starseed

Starseed

 London, England, GBR
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Starseed deliver the kind of onslaught that leaves punters moshing, cart-wheeling, screaming and dry-heaving with sheer excitement. In reality, it's some of the most satisfying melodic hard rock you're likely to hear, infused with soaring melodies and epic energy.

Biography

'A stunning collection of 12 humungous rock tracks' KERRANG! Magazine

‘Packed with growling, anthemic mosh-alongs, this album is proof that real men wear plaid!’ Total Guitar

‘…sounding truly gargantuan. This machine is unstoppable.’ Big Cheese

‘…soulful vocals, crunching guitars and savage drumming’ Rock Sound

“A winning combination of a perfect hard rock and soulful voice confronted by riffs resembling the work of Queens Of The Stone Age and Alice In Chains. We’ve finally found a band that can really compete with the big boys.”
BBC Introducing

“a great new British band...really, REALLY good stuff...Look out for the album (Peace Machine)...Get it if you can... Believe me, they're hotly tipped for 2010!” Ian Camfield (XFM)

“For fans of Live, Our Lady Peace, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden – Peace Machine has plenty to savour”
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden and BBC Radio 6 Rock Show)

"They are a really big gutsy kinda rock 'n roll band. Huge soaring vocals, big chunky guitars. Sounds like a punch in the face.
I like it!" Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio

STARSEED:

Russell Spence – Vocals, Guitars
Gerald Gill – Guitar, Vocals
Pete Wicker – Guitar
Andrew Spence – Drums, Vocals

Starseed deliver the kind of onslaught that leaves punters moshing, cart-wheeling, screaming and dry-heaving with sheer excitement. In reality, it's some of the most satisfying melodic hard rock you're likely to hear, infused with soaring melodies and epic energy. Powerful, riff driven rock with electrifying stage shows. Their music grasps many elements of the grunge scene drawing influences from early Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains to the power and torment found in hard rock stalwarts like Soil infusing the tenacity and energy of Cancer Bats and Alexisonfire.

Since 2000, Starseed have grown from strength to strength with significant achievements in 2007 and 2008 including performing at Download Festival 07, supporting 80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster for a blow-up New Years show in London and being nominated for Best Live Band at the Indy Music Awards 2008 all off the back of their EP Release “Love’s War”.

However, 2009 was to be the biggest turning point for the band with the recording and release of their highly acclaimed new album “Peace Machine”.

“Peace Machine” was produced by Jason Wilcock of Stakeout Studios (Reuben, Fightstar, The Ghost Of A Thousand) in London. The album launch was held at a packed headline show at IndigO2 at The O2 which led to a full page feature in Kerrang! Magazine in August 2009, extensive national media and radio play including BBC Introducing and TotalRock Radio interviews and show bookings all over the UK. Starseed’s music video for single “Shine” [directed by Ben Thornley of Sitcom Soldiers (Therapy?, Fightstar)] has also been very well received and was accepted for rotation on Scuzz TV and Lava TV. “Shine” has regular play on Ian Camfield’s Rock Show (XFM), Bruce Dickinson’s Rock Show (BBC Radio 6) and Alex Bakers New Music Show (Kerrang! Radio) to name a few. Starseed completed a successful UK Tour in Nov/Dec 2009.

2010 continues to bring success for the band with Starseed being asked to record live studio sessions on XFM Radio and Rock Radio in Scotland. Single “Shine” has been featured on BBC Radio 6, XFM, Planet Rock, Music Choice and being A-Listed on Totalrock Radio as well as featured on numerous national FM and University Radio stations. The band completed another UK tour in March ending off with an epic headlining show at Kick Out The Jams Festival in London.

Some well-deserved down time in May was brought to an abrupt end by the news that Starseed were asked to play the Jagermeister Acoustic Stage at Download Festival 2010. Reluctantly putting down their weapons of choice, they rose to the challenge of re-working their songs to suit an acoustic set. With a mixed bag of nerves and excitement they took to the stage to be rewarded with an overwhelmingly positive crowd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBZSZ8pQ2F8

Descending from cloud 9, the band quickly set aside their acoustic instruments, to once again head out on the road as the support act for the UK’s hardy perennials, Senser http://www.senser.co.uk, encompassing a successful five date 02 Academy UK tour.

With more gigs up and down the country, an up and coming slot at the London Tattoo Convention in September and their much anticipated appearance, sharing the stage with the likes of Skid Row and Airbourne, at the Hard Rock Hell IV Festival in December, the band still find the time to hint at the possibility of releasing a second single off the Peace Machine album before the year closes!

Along with their UK success, “Shine” has also received high acclaim further afield by signing a distribution deal with Electromode, reaching No.1 in the Tuks FM SA Charts and the video of Shine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI-w_wjhAFM is set to appear on TV station across their homeland of South Afr

Lyrics

Shine

Written By: R. Spence

Shine

Look alive if you want to make it
You’ve got to give up
All the time you’ve gone and wasted
With nothing left to show

One life you’ve got to take it
You’ve got to live it up
No time to run away from
All that you’ve become

There is a light
I’m waiting for
I’m waiting for

All the times you want to fake it
The habit is a curse
Sometimes you’ve got to break it
You’ve got to let it go

There is a light
I’m waiting for
I’m waiting for

Discography

LP:

Peace Machine (2009)
All The Things They Can't Take Away (2005)

EP:

Love's War (2008)