MUCH ACCLAIMED ALT ROCK QUARTET RETURN WITH NEW TRACK & ALBUM!
DARK STARES craft a sound that has been favourably compared to the desert
soundscapes of Queens Of The Stoneage, the anthems of Muse, and the indie
rock and roll of Arctic Monkeys. The band’s new album, The Lightning Echo,
arrives everywhere on 31st May. Prior to this, the Brit alt-rockers have
just revealed a new track, You Know Me – https://youtu.be/pfUKj3xWp84 .
Hailing from St Albans, DARK STARES have gained worldwide airplay, press and
recognition with their EPs: Tell Your Friends, Octopon and 2014’s Soul
Contract. Their debut album Darker Days Are Here to Stay, featuring
fan-favourites Pedal Pusher and Sweet Rider 5, raised the bar in 2018.
After opening up for Enter Shikari and The Darkness at sold-out shows, the
band have cultivated an international reach and a unique self-produced
sound. Their hypnotic music videos and cult tracks, such as 2012’s Bad
Machine, have been selected for U2 single promos, and utilised on countless
viral internet fan-made material, culminating in use in the award-winning US
series Shameless in 2018 and 2019.
DARK STARES are now primed for the release of their new album, The
Lightening Echo. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Miles Kristian Howell,
discusses the record: “The Lightning Echo’ is our second album. It’s
self-recorded, self-produced and almost completely mixed by ourselves, along
with the help from our long-time collaborator John Mitchell on tracks ‘You
Know Me’, ‘Crusader’, ‘Today’, ‘In My Pocket’ and ‘Rebel Angel’. The record
is an attempt to follow up our debut album with something that’s both
hard-hitting and tribal-sounding rock, sprinkled with some fun and
mysticism, and a few emotive but epic twists and turns.”
Featuring twelve engrossing tracks, the album certainly ignites and
captivates the listener. Intoxicating tracks such as You Know Me, Crusader
and Rebel Angel are blessed with plentiful groove and true grit, while Today
is also a real highlight of the record, exemplifying just why so many are
latching onto the band.