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Plain Sailing: Starsailor

Profile and Interview by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 17 April 2001

Starsailor have been tipped as the most exciting band since Coldplay. Has that been a curse or a blessing, asks Dave Simpson. ...


Interview by Angus Batey, Arena, November 2001

BARELY 18 months ago they were an indie covers band, nervously dropping their own songs into a set comprised of other people's hits. But this ...

Starsailor: Love Is Here (EMI Chrysalis)****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2001

MUCH-TOUTED debut from new kings of pain. ...

Starsailor: Bowery Ballroom, NYC

Live Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 10 December 2001

WAIT — DID HE drop the guitar on purpose? The song continued, but James Walsh quit playing in the midst of the action, visibly overwhelmed ...

Music for a Divine Moment: The Best Music of 2001

Guide by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 17 December 2001

IN THESE DAYS of crusades, jihads, and God-Bless-This-Lands, I've been wondering why so much music writing is riddled with religious imagery. ...

Letter from London, January 2002

Overview by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, January 2002

WHILE, SINCE The Beatles, we British music fans have often affected insouciant confidence in the superiority of our taste over the rest of the world's ...

Starsailor: Love Is Here

Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, January 2002

BEFORE THE Q magazine awards, a rally of sold out headlining tours, and industry buzz that promised the next Coldplay or Travis, Starsailor was simply ...

The Charlatans/Starsailor: Irving Plaza, New York

Live Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 29 January 2002

What it feels like for a boy: The Charlatans, Starsailor, and musings on transatlantic masculinities. ...

John Hiatt & Starsailor: Making Classic Rock Sound Good

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, 16 February 2002

A couple of years ago the singer/songwriter/guitarist John Hiatt recorded Crossing Muddy Waters, an acoustic album for the revived Vanguard label. ...

Starsailor: Apollo, Manchester

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 29 September 2003

THE MUSIC PRESS has bitterly dismissed Starsailor's second album, Silence Is Easy. Once the band were seen as saviours, but it's now as if they ...

Starsailor: Silence Is Easy

Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 26 January 2004

THIS TIME around, Starsailor have created an album that's the musical equivalent of wearing a "Kick Me" sign through a crowded high school hallway. ...


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