There really isn’t anyone else out there doing what STARBENDERS have been since forming in 2014: The intoxicating combination of ‘70s glitter and ‘80s glam with new wave and new romantic, seduced into this new decade by four thrilling musicians and, in frontwoman Kimi Shelter, one of the most exciting songwriters in contemporary rock & roll.
The band is completed by bassist Aaron Lecesne, guitarist Kriss Tokaji and drummer Emily Moon, with Moon making her full-length debut with the band on ‘Love Potions’. The album sees STARBENDERS moving in a more adventurous and slightly experimental direction. Speaking on the process of creating ‘Love Potions’, Shelter adds
“It’s really interesting to see it bloom into what it is now, I guess us leveling up as far as musicians go, and having to be capable of pivoting — be decisive and be resourceful in the midst of creating as well — has really shaped us. The sound has captured this sort of restless, relentless side of my spirit. We got to that very hungry place and, as a writer, my voice started to become more confident, while it became more vulnerable. As a band, we’ve been doing some big tours in-between the recordings and have been playing live quite a bit. The violence of the stage has shown up in our sound as well.”
Open your minds and ready your souls, STARBENDERS are coming for both.