Starshifter

Starshifter

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Starshifter is an all-girl rock band who write songs about the traumas of life (awkward childhood haircuts, bad sex jokes, and high school food-service jobs). Oh, and love too. Their music is dark, raw, and energetic with soaring riffs, strong female vocals, and punchy beats.

Biography

Starshifter is composed of three girls who write songs about the traumas of life (awkward childhood haircuts, high school food-service jobs, love). They have been writing and playing rock music together for over a year.

Their music is held down by Kinnie Moen’s punchy beats, Renata van Diest's catchy guitar riffs, and Michelleen Donato’s strong vocals and dark melodies. Their influences range from early 90's grunge bands (Silverchair, Soundgarden) to innovative singer-songwriters (Tori Amos, Bjork).

Come to a show and you might just be moved to tears (of laughter from Michelleen’s arsenal of off-color jokes). Or you might just be moved to bang your head around and throw your rock hand in the air.

Lyrics

The Bound

Written By: Michelleen Donato

Oh is it dark in here
Guided by the heart beat
There’s no illusion
The objective seen by all
And all the laughing
All the talking
Kinda tucks us in
There’s no door needed
When there’s someone there
To let us in

(Chorus)
Laying the stone in ground
Pressure behind the sound
Pulling us closer to
The bound
The bound
Laying the stone in ground
Pressure behind the sound
Pulling us closer to
The bound
The bound

Oh could it be the look
The act or just a simple walk
Is it within this hand
That’s comforting on cue
Are we approaching
All the signs
That relay us to go
We voice the same like clone
The only one
We’ve ever known

Misfortune

Written By: Michelleen Donato

Oh in the Jar it seems
That the bottom's falling out
There’s never enough
And I’ve slowly reached a drought
Even necessities have trouble finding me
Owing is all I got
And a refund's what I need

(Pre-Chorus)
Balanced and organized
Tried to prioritize

(Chorus)
It tries to twist your point of view
Making these lies to be the truth
Abusing you to ease the pain
No regrets you should feel no shame

My wealth is out of stock
And my debt is biding time
I’ve got some stress to hock
But it isn’t worth a dime
My circle forfeited
And turned into a foe
Left me here as dead
Cause I had nothing to bestow

Oh the battle's just begun

Twisting your point of view
Making making making oh no no no no
These lies no they can’t be true
Abusing Abusing oh oh oh
No regrets you should feel no shame
No easing easing easing oh oh of the pain
Twisting your point of view
Making making making

Set List

Our typical set list is about 40 minutes long, but can be longer or short depending on what is required.

Current setlist:
Valid
The Bound
Craving the Lead
Lily
Needle In Your Eye
Shot in the Dark
Hide
Misfortune