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.
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