Starseed + Feral Sun + Delayed
In May 2012 UK rockers Starseed shocked everyone by announcing an indefinite hiatus. It was out of the blue and unexpected – especially since the five-piece rock group’s stock was skyrocketing at the time.
They’d twice performed at Download, gained huge support from Kerrang! and Rock Sound over their sophomore album, ‘Peace Machine’, and even caught the ear and interest of Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. A US tour was in the pipeline and major label interest mooted…yet, those pesky things called ‘life’ and ‘family responsibilities’ came knocking at their door and the band of brothers heeded the call, deciding to stand down together.
“They are a really big, gutsy kinda rock ‘n’ roll band. Huge soaring vocals, big chunky guitars. Sounds like a punch in the face.” Kerrang! Radio
Now, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of their debut album, ‘All the Things They Can’t Take Away…’ the melodic UK rockers have decided to dust off the instruments, revisit the record that kick-started the wild ride and take to the stage one more time. On 18 November 2015, Starseed will reunite for an exclusive show at The Borderline in London. Joining them will be special guests Feral Sun and Delayed.
But this won’t just be a stroll down memory lane, because there’s a good cause behind it too. The band has announced that it will be using the show to raise money for the Rooting for Rhino charity, with £5 of every ticket sold going to the charity. In addition, as part of the celebrations, the single “Walls of Silence”, from All the Things They Can’t Take Away…” will be released to commemorate the event.
Check out the band’s video ‘Shine’ below.
With the reunion booked and excitement flowing, the obvious question is: will it spark a full-time comeback for Starseed? “Our hiatus was rather abrupt and sudden – it was sad how we never got the opportunity to give our fans the proper goodbye show they deserved. When we noticed that All the Things was about to turn ten, all of the emotions and memories came flooding back. We remembered all the things that went into making this album – the love, the anger, the heartache, and the music. We couldn’t ignore it; we knew we had to do something special to honour it,” says drummer Andy Spence. “Whether this show will lead to something more down the line, we’re not going to say yes or no right now. Let’s wait and see what happens and take it from there.”