7pm, Wednesday 16 April 2014
96 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SS
Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door
After completing a national tour (2012) with Australian pop rock darlings ‘Evermore’, Starlight Theatre bunkered down and focused on writing, going as far as sending singer Jason Tarau on a writing/recording expedition to the United States to work with platinum selling songsmith/producer Adrian Newman (The Veronicas/Plain White Tees/Hedley). Adrian himself working on a pro bono basis, due to strong belief in the initial demos sent to him by the band. After working on the songs for two weeks, Jason flew to meet the rest of the band in London in order to fulfill performance commitments.
Starlight Theatre relocated to London in August 2013 in order to follow up momentum created by their single ‘The Window’, which had received UK radio play during 2012. Before taking the leap, Starlight Theatre decided to record a further single ‘The Sweetness’ mixed by Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (Imagine Dragons/The Killers) for a soon to be announced release date in the United Kingdom and worldwide via iTunes.
Drummer Josh Burnett had this to say about recording the new single; “I was confident in the song before we went in, as we demo songs extensively, but I was still surprised at how well it came together on a new level once we were in the studio. It’s got my favourite balance of melodic vocals while still being interesting on a musical level”.
Since arriving in London the quartet hasn’t stopped; touring extensively, including festival performances and media opportunities. The latter including their first spin and interview on BBC Radio.
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