“We didn’t want to be the second Fleetwood Mac or Rolling Stones. We wanted to be the first STARBENDERS. 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 we 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.”
The band set out to conquer the UK this coming October, full tour dates below:
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 KimiShelter 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. AaronLecesne brings ripping bass lines, vivid musicality, fashionista chic, and lightning-rod stage energy. KrissTokaji 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 EmilyMoon, 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).
This band has toured the world with everyone from Alice In Chains to PalayeRoyale, 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.