Today, acclaimed glam/punk rockers STARBENDERS release juicy new single Cherry Wine, taken from their upcoming album Take Back the Night, due for release 22nd September via Sumerian Records.
“We didn’t want to be the second Fleetwood Mac or Rolling Stones. We wanted to be the first Starbenders.” shares Kimi Shelter in Alt Press.
“Take Back The Night was born in the wake of the band’s most challenging obstacles to date. From life threatening necrotising bacterial pneumonia to addiction to two years of the world in limbo, it felt like the punches kept coming and coming. The band made a conscious decision that they were going to practice radical acceptance and stick together no matter what. The frustration and worries we choked down on the daily were transmuted into the compositions and sounds of the new record. All the triumph over serious obstacles made the rocket fuel that propelled their most cohesive and aggressive record ever.”
This band has toured the world with everyone from Alice In Chains to Palaye Royale, destroying the entire house every time. They’ve issued twenty-six releases in eight years – singles, EPs, and LPs, including their 2020 full-length, Love Potions, for Sumerian Records. With a work ethic as relentless as their fabulous vision, there is much more magic yet to come.
The band set out to conquer the UK this coming October, full tour dates below:
Starbenders – UK 2023
- 09.10 – KK’s Steelmill, Wolverhampton
- 10.10 – The Key Club, Leeds
- 12.10 – Rock City, Nottingham
- 13.10 – The Cathouse, Glasgow
- 14.10 – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester
- 15.10 – The Joiners, Southampton
- 16.10 – Thekla, Bristol
- 18.10 – Green Door Store, Brighton
- 19.10 – Boston Music Rooms, London
Starbenders are a rock-n-roll dream come true for every hard-luck dreamer occupying this third stone from the sun. Singer/songwriter Kimi Shelter is the love child Johnny Thunders and Joan Jett should have had, raised with an impeccable education from Blondie Elementary School, Def Leppard High, Bowie College, and a Ph.D from Siouxie Sioux University in Fuck All Y’all. Aaron Lecesne brings ripping bass lines, vivid musicality, fashionista chic, and lightning-rod stage energy. Kriss Tokaji is the literal embodiment of a Guitar Adonis whose fretboard mastery easily places him at the pinnacle of today’s young guns, a legend in the making. Then we have Emily Moon, the siren behind the drums, channeling her spiritual father (and namesake), Keith Moon, in a gorgeous tornado of sound and fury.
(Written by William DuVall of Alice In Chains).
Kimi Shelter – vocals
Aaron Lecesne – bass
Kriss Tokaji – guitars
Emily Moon – drums