Starsailor are an indie-rock band known for their anthemic pop/rock.
Last month, they announced their return with 'Where The Wild Things Grow', the title track of their first album in six years, produced by Rick McNamara. Alongside the new album release the band announce Where The Wild Things Grow Tour.
Formed in Wigan by music students James Walsh (vocals/guitar), James Stelfox (bass), and Ben Byrne (drums), the band went through several guitar-heavy embryonic line-ups before the arrival of keyboardist Barry Westhead (keyboards) cemented their sound.
Where The Wild Things Grow – the album - features additional guitar work Tony “Doggen” Foster from Rick McNamara and Travis’s Andy Dunlop, as well as backing vocals by Lucy Joules (Sam Smith). Rick, himself, who produced the album, is now unofficially ‘the fifth Starsailor’, or, as Walsh puts it, “another creative in the room who really cares about the songs and pushes us to our limits.”
Over the past two decades, Starsailor have been compared to everyone from Neil Young and Van Morrison, to Wigan compatriots, The Verve – Walsh cites the latter’s homecoming show in front of 33,000 people at Haigh Hall on 24th May 1998 as a revelatory experience. Where The Wild Things Grow bears up to candid analysis, repeat listens proving it to reveal layer upon layer of casual observations and quiet reflections on life being loved, and love being lived. It’s also an album that has no right to be as good as it is - and yet here it is.
Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Support is from upcoming singer-songwriter, and Noel Gallagher favourite, Andrew Cushin.