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White Star liners

Brighton, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Brighton, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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"David Bash on the debut album"

The Rural Electrification is an indie pop gem! - IPO Festival

"Jason Lytle (Grandaddy)"

Real good shit! - Jason Lytle (Grandaddy)

"Jeff Hemmings on Tyre Pressure"

White Star Liners "Tyre Pressure Was The Least Of His Worries" is eccentric pop that is instantly affecting. - Latest 7 Magazine

"The Argus Live Review"

If you can imagine The Beatles plugging into Marshall amps and 1970s synthesizers then you’re on the right track. - The Argus

"Numbskull HQ on White Star Liners"

White Star Liners, who’s excellent ‘You can Do It We Can Help’ EP is available now (Jan 2010). This is the bands second release (following 2009's marvellous ‘The Rural Electrification’ album) and brings the groups songwriting talents firmly to the fore. Elements of Sparklehorse and Grandaddy abound, but WSL’s own perculiary English pop sensilbilites are what really make this CD a joy to listen to. There’s not a duff track here, but if pushed we’ll back ‘The City That Swallowed The Stairs’ and ‘Sticks Through Spokes’ as the standouts cuts - Numbskull HQ


"The Rural Electrification" 2008
"You Can Do It, We Can Help" EP 2009
'Occam's Razor" EP 2010



White Star Liner’s story began with the self-released “The Rural Electrification” at the tail end of 2008. Band leaders Jim Duncan and James Harvey had been on a songwriting retreat with the legendary Ray Davies during the previous summer, returning suitably inspired to hone their debut 12-track album. Listen closely to “Tyre Pressure Was The Least Of His Worries” or “Keep Calm An Carry On” and you can hear the essence of The Kinks English school charm. But the spirit of Grandaddy, Flaming Lips and Sparklehorse is also ever present in songs like “Bugs And Flames” and “Building Impossible Flying Machines”.

During 2009, the band played a number of well-received live dates in Brighton, Liverpool and New York and also came to the attention of radio stations in mainland Europe, who quickly voted the album an “English classic”. White Star Liners then expanded their line up to accommodate a trio of female backing singers and recorded the “You Can Do It, We Can Help” EP.

After another round of live dates and promotion, WSL released the limited edition “Occam’s Razor” EP in December 2010. This showcased the bands development of a more expansive indie rock sound, which is the direction the band will take for their second full length album.