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Where The Wild Things Grow - UK & EU Tour (Part 2)

 

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Where The Wild Things Grow, the new album - produced by Rick McNamara - from Starsailor is one of the natural wonders of the world.

 

Of course, if you're unsure as to the veracity of this conjecture, you should be aware that I am including certain recordings by Nick Drake and Teenage Fanclub and Tim Buckley amongst these worldly treats, as well as more traditional landmarks like the Great Wall Of China, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and the food delivery services of middle England.

 

Indeed, so effortlessly beguiling is Where The Wild Things Grow, you may find yourselves flicking through your record collection to check whether this bunch of songs has been knocking about your house for years. Of course, this turns out to be a wild goose chase, although Starsailor have been releasing ever-increasingly brilliant records for so long now, that we should be easily forgiven such folly.

 

Formed in and around Wigan at the start of the millennium, or the end of the last one, depending on which way you want to look at it, and featuring James Walsh (guitar, vocals), James Stelfox (bass), Barry Westhead (keyboards) and Ben Byrne (drums), Starsailor have released five albums to date, including Love Is Here in 2001, Silence Is Easy in 2003, On The Outside in 2005All The Plans in 2009 and All This Life in 2017. A greatest hits compilation entitled, Good Souls: The Greatest Hits surfaced in 2015, featuring all ten of their UK Top Forty singles to date, including their biggest hit,

Silence Is Easy, which reached No.9 in 2003.

 

Over the past two decades, Starsailor have been compared to everyone from Neil Young and Van Morrison, to Wigan compatriots, The Verve - Walsh cites the latter's homecoming show in front of 33,000 people at Haigh Hall in May 1998 as a revelatory experience - although, concurrently, perhaps we should add Tim and Jeff Buckley, as well as Arcade Fire to that increasingly debatable list.

 

Whatever your pronouncements on the matter, one thing's for sure:

Where The Wild Things Grow bears up to candid analysis, repeat listens proving it to reveal layer upon layer of casual observations and quiet reflections on life being loved, and love being lived. It's also an album that has no right to be as good as it is - and yet here it is.

 

STOURBRIDGE TOWN HALL

Friday 29 November 2024 - Doors 7pm

TICKETS:

£25 in advance, £27 on the door

*Booking fees apply

 

Age Guidance: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

 

Please note that this is a standing show

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