Individual Tracks £
- Dark Arts (Radio Mix)
- Dark Arts (Single Mix)
- Dark Arts (Drums Of Death Remix)
- Dark Arts (Burnt Island Casuals Dub)
- Dark Arts (Alexis Raphael Remix)
- Dark Arts (Album Extended Mix)
- Dark Arts (Starlings Steelworks Extended Mix)
Q: “Riotous, dynamic, highly danceable….with the same vigour of contemporaries Friendly Fires, The Killers or Delphic”
THE GUARDIAN: “Chugging basslines and shimmering synths… The british Killers or a latter day Duran Duran”
NME: “Ones to Watch 2011″ – “Rejoicing is due. Fresh blast of breaking indie synth-pop coldness, icicle toplines that will set the hype machine alight
METRO: “Ones To Watch 2011″ – “The latest in a long line of high fliers from the original synth’n’steel city
Floating on the warm winds of their debut release WEIGHT IN GOLD and sailing on the stomp and pomp of their second single SIRENS, STARLINGS are back with a brilliant new track dubbed DARK ARTS.
Building on the band’s trademark Balearic Indie sound, DARK ARTS stands proud as another dance-floor diamond to sing out loud. Slick and synthesised with soul, the boys sit song-craft at centre-stage, and with it, seem set to carve their name a number of notches above similar sounding contemporaries.
Their musical manifesto sits House beats and Techno tweaks cheek to cheek with pop melody and chiming indie guitars. Together for two years, Starlings remind us that the steel city was once as close spiritually and musically to Detroit and Düsseldorf, as it is geographically to Doncaster. A band born from a love of Sheffield’s sparkling electronic music legacy, STARLINGS rekindle the city’s spiritual sound and turn it around for the ears of the modern era. They are THE chaps of the next chapter.
Live, STARLINGS are a glittering prize. Dressed in sharp threads, they stylishly twist their recorded tunes to suit the stage. Oozing with the energy of The Killers & Friendly Fires but with added passion and polish, these dandy young men cut their cloth closest to a band version of Hurts. Effervescent front man Justin Robson fizzes with the flair of Jim Kerr, spinning a spell on the unsuspecting, dazzling to a disco beat.
Having previously played with the likes of Fenech-Soler, Kele (Bloc Party) & Kissy Sell Out, this summer STARLINGS have shared stages with The Whip, Maximo Park and Gary Numan.
The foundations are down, the ‘hot-tips’ are in, this autumn it’s time for the world to tune in.
If you do get chance, make sure you see STARLINGS live at one of their upcoming dates. Look out for their Sheffield warehouse party starting in October: STARLINGS are Justin Robson (Vocals), Simon Poole (Keys), Spencer Marsh (Bass) and Ryan Lambert (Drums).