Track(s) Of The Day – A*Star – On The Edge Of Lost/ Catch The Moon

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A* Star combine dreamy vocals, whip smart lyrics and shoegazey guitars, to create a soundscape full of haunting beauty, sounding on occasion not unlike a blissed out Shirley Manson whilst retaining a vague undercurrent of dystopian menace and edgy sensuality.

Kim Welsh and Perry Pelonero are A- Star which is named after their daughter Ada, as Perry explains – “At the time we started writing together our daughter needed surgery and  so we released a song to raise some money to help with the cost of getting to the hospital and stuff. -” From there we kinda launched into a band. We have always said we will work with different people on this project. Something like Gorrilaz’s did or Massive Attack” and that’s what they’ll be doing in 2014 with a full album featuring special guests and collaborations. Jez from Swervedriver will be joining them and apparently Philip Anselmo ( Pantera ) is also a big fan !   Perry & Kim have both previously worked with Curve’s Dean Garcia on his Morpheme project in the past (responsible for the cult underground classic ‘Infection’) and have not confirmed or denied a rumour that they may all be working together again in the not too distant future. Perry has also been involved with Dean and Rose Berlin’s SPC ECO project.

A*Star’s recent releases have arrived via Boxing Clever Records, a label who know a thing or two about creating and releasing beautifully packaged, bespoke vinyl of the sort that often prompt vinyl junkies to start salivating! So until the next release check out some vinyl p*rn via the site  CLICK HERE

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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