FEATURE ARTIST: STAR SCREAM

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Describe your sound and lyric style
Star Scream exists in an age of copyists and bandwagon-jumpers. Our sole purpose is to sound unlike anything else you’ve ever heard ,whilst sounding exactly like everything else you’d ever want to hear.

If you try to picture the bastard offspring of Matt Bellamy starring in a Rob Zombie epic, directed by Tim Burton and scored by the Manic Street Preachers, you still won’t be half way towards understanding what STAR SCREAM will do to your ears – but you should have an idea of just how intense, exciting and unrelentingly heroic it’s going to be.

Lyrically, we don’t like to explain too much of what our songs are about, we leave that up to the listener to decide what each song means to them. Every song on Sexploitation has its own story, which all tie together – if you look close enough you can see the journey. Lyrically it’s an album of extremes and excesses – it’s about being pushed to breaking points both emotionally and physically and how you deal with these situations.

Who are your main influences? What else inspires you?
Every single thing we ever hear influences our song writing, classical music, radio jingles, anything that makes the spark of an idea go off in our heads that we can twist and warp into Star Scream songs. There are lots of bands that you can hear in Star Scream, but no band that sounds like us.

What are you working on now?
Our debut album Sexploitation was released on our own label ‘Roseblood Recordings’ on Monday 3rd June so that is our main focus at the moment. But we’ve already got another 50+ songs recorded that we couldn’t put on Sexploitation (we we’re toying with the idea of doing a triple album at one point!). So a second album is already in the pipeline as well as an alternate reality version of Sexploitation where the songs are re-imagined into different versions of themselves.

Are you touring now? When/where?
We’re planning a tour of England for August, heading to some places we haven’t been before so that will be really exciting.

What can people expect at your live gigs?
Controlled insanity. A cacophony of crashing microphone stands and overturned amplifiers to some of the most unusual music you’ll hear on the rock circuit. We don’t try to emulate the sound of the record live too much but more focus on trying to capture the raw energy of three of us playing in a room together without any fancy effects or tricks. It’s about the electricity music generates between people and the connection with the audience.

Where can people check out your music?
We’re still really into owning physical albums and for Sexploitation we made a very special gatefold Digipak CD with a 12 page booklet of accompanying artwork for the album and that is really the best way to enjoy Sexploitation – you can get it from our website www.starscream.co.uk.

Digitally we’re on iTunes, Amazon, and virtually every other music site you can think of!

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