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MOJO RISING: STARS

Starscrop After the Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene and The Dears, Montreal’s Stars are further proof that there’s something astounding in the water supply of eastern Canada. Formed by UK-born, C86-minded singer Torquil Campbell and keyboard player Chris Seligman, and possessed with a yearning to realise a “bedroom wankery fantasy of My Bloody Valentine mixed with Momus mixed with the Smiths” - nice -  they’ve been releasing music since 2001. 2004’s Set Yourself On Fire was a doozy, and they continue onwards with the melodramatic synth pop of this year’s In Our Bedroom After The War. Hear some after the break!

Click the MORE button to hear songs from *In Our Bedroom After The War

Barricade
Campbell’s limey ancestry comes out in this piano ballad about homo-erotic football hooligans. In its way, hilarious!

Take Me To The Riot
A moody indie rock trawl through the small hours that suddenly takes flight. A hint of Pet Shop Boys’ Rent – no bad thing.

Life 2 Unhappy Ending
Life? All meaningless sadness, realised while sitting in the darkened cinema, to the sound of melancholy strings and synths. Campbell hits a Moz-esque pitch.

Stars’ In Our Bedroom After The War is out now on City Slang

Posted by Danny Eccleston at 03:21PM | Categories: Features