MP3 Star Little Thing - This Is My Life
Varying degrees of experimentation, electronica, dance, rock, and pop.
5 MP3 Songs
ELECTRONIC: Pop Crossover, ROCK: Modern Rock
What is it?
“We have played with transvestites, folk singers, been in bands we did not want to be in, and sold burgers from a stand. Star Little Thing was our opportunity to do something we all wanted to do”.
Following the demise of other musical projects, Arron and Grattan were keen to start something new. They spent a while kicking some dance tunes around, but found that grew tired fairly quickly. A chance meeting, on the street, with writer, cricky, was to mean Star Little Thing were born. Cricky added the missing piece to the puzzle. Words were not something Grattan or Arron found an easy thing to do, so minds met, and music was made, to varying degrees of experimentation , electronica, dance, rock, and pop.
‘Lovers of Life’, although one of the later songs to be written by the band, was their first single. It received heavy air play on radio nationwide, but none more so than phantom, who championed the song from day 1. With all this attention it wasn’t long before drinks giant Heineken came knockin to include the song in their latest TV ad, which saw the song as the idea for the ad, rather than a mere backing track.
A string of shows then saw the bands profile rise and rise, which climaxed in summer 2007 with the bands 2nd headline slot @ Castlepalooza, where the lads were joined for the first time by the full live band, and were considered by many to have been the band of the weekend. All this build up, led nicely to the release of their debut album.
“Its easy to be alive you just are’ was released in oct ’07 amidst a haze of media, as part of the ’Wrangler wanted weekend’, alongside acts such as MOS DEF, and DE LA SOUL. The album was critically welcomed. The Dubliner said “I am very happy to own this record”. “A refreshing change from those albums that boast a handful of singles and a fistful of filler”, Hot Press. “Downright creepy, atmospheric, and inventive”, Mail on sunday. And the band were delighted to be included in the Sunday Times Style magazines top ten things to watch out for , alongside the cream of music, fashion, and art.
Star Little thing are very much of the “DIY” mentality. Everything you here and see to do with the band has been written, recorded, produced, and put on the shelves, by the band themselves. Whether that be the self funded and produced debut album, or any of the 4 slick music videos they have self funded and produced for singles released. The video for the bands next single ‘Fishface’ was actually directed by Cricky, and features international model Laragh McCann.
All in all, it has been a very busy year and a half, and is set to carry on with the imminent release of the next single, ‘This is My Life’. The video for which was directed by Scott Altman, who has done videos for Seasick steve, and The Chakras.
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