Starsailor: On The Outside

Starsailor: On The Outside

It’s telling that the third Starsailor album opens with the words, “I don’t see myself when I look in the mirror/I see who I should be”. Telling because, rather than hearing the songs they’d like to be doing, we suspect that when the...

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Starsailor : London Brixton Academy

Starsailor : London Brixton Academy

Here at NME , we like our rock stars dysfunctional, booze-addled, and - should the notion take them - partial to the odd cheeky line of ants. Starsailor , as everyone knows, are none of those things. However, if there’s one thing that’ll...

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Starsailor : London WC1 Astoria

Starsailor : London WC1 Astoria

James Walsh and co opt against giving their new songs the Wall Of Sound treatment, perhaps wisely under the circumstances. No two ways about it, NME and Starsailor go way back. We were there when James Walsh took his first faltering steps...

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Starsailor : Warrington Parr Hall

Starsailor : Warrington Parr Hall

Starsailor have spent the last year recording, having babies and wondering quite where things went so right. While they were on sabbatical, though, rock turned back on itself and rediscovered the joys of sex and leather. Starsailor , being...

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Starsailor : Poor Misguided Fool

Starsailor : Poor Misguided Fool

The ‘Love Is Here’ album gets pumped for a fifth single – wow, it’s like the ‘Thriller’ of Dadrock! – and out pops ‘Poor Misguided Fool’. One of the more upbeat moments on an album that wallows endlessly in its own glumness,...

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Starsailor/Ed Harcourt/Hoggboy/Electric Soft Parade : London Astoria

Starsailor/Ed Harcourt/Hoggboy/Electric Soft...

Soulfly are in a hurry. They've been pushed to the bottom of the bill because they have to rush off and hang out with The Who at the Royal Albert Hall. Still, there's a job to be done and despite the half empty hall, they gamely spread their...

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Starsailor  :  Lullaby

Starsailor : Lullaby

It's ironic that while being crushingly earnest all the time might make you sound like an old man, it is, essentially, a young man's game. Experience breeds perspective which breeds, well, a desire to piss around a bit. It might be wise for...

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Starsailor/Matthew Jay : Bristol Rock

Starsailor/Matthew Jay : Bristol Rock

For once, nothing much matters except listening. The haircuts aren't the sharpest, the between-song chat is hardly the most scintillating and there's no smart moves to win you over. This is back to basics at its most mesmerising, where all that...

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Starsailor : Love Is Here

Starsailor : Love Is Here

Whether you're a teflon-hearted futurist, a rock'n'roll thrillseeker, or just in possession of an easily snapped attention span, talk of a new musical language is always irresistible. The idea that somebody, somewhere, is out there making...

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Starsailor : Manchester University

Starsailor : Manchester University

The next time Starsailor come to Manchester, things will be somewhat different. Their debut album 'Love Is Here' will be in the shops, and every track performed here this evening will not just be a great song, but a lager-spilling,...

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