Sunday, 23 January 2011

Artist Profile: Ringo Deathstarr

When a band comes up with a name as great as Ringo Deathstarr, there's an inevitable worry that the music won't live up to it. Fortunately this 3-piece from Austin, Texas more than match their moniker. A fascinating mix of The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine and Beach House, with an added sprinkling of 80s UK goth for good measure, they make perfect power pop that's loud in all the right places.

You can listen to 'Imagine Hearts' the first track from their debut album 'Colour Trip', here:
Ringo Deathstarr - Imagine Hearts by Club AC30

Band members: Elliott Frazer (guitars & vocals), Alex Gehring (bass & vocals) & Daniel Coborn (drums).

I recently had the opportunity to interview the band on behalf of The Rock Club, you can read the results here:

The album is released on February 14th through Club AC30 Records, and is well worth some of your hard earned cash. They will be playing some live dates around the release of the record, as well as some gigs at SXSW where I hope to catch up with them again.

UK Live Dates:

12th February - Stereo, Glasgow
13th February - Academy, Sheffield
14th February - Ruby Loung, Manchester
16th February - Komedia, Brighton
17th February - Lexington, London

My review of the album is on the Rock Club website here:

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