Release Date: Oct 11, 2019
Record label: Rough Trade
Jumping in puddles used to be a right laugh, didn't it? Nothing used to beat putting your wellies on and just having a little run around in the rain. You probably miss it. Starcrawler certainly do. 'Devour You', Starcrawler's second, pines for the good times, making you realise that the whole adulthood thing is completely overrated.
They are young, they are raucous, and they can write a damn good rock 'n' roll tune. We're promised that they have sworn allegiance same spirit of rebellion that has made so many bands and musicians into household names, from Guns 'N' Roses to The Stooges, Joan Jett to the Ramones. Arrow De Wilde and her band of merry mischief-makers certainly have the look of rockstars - you never get any hint of pretension or bullshit from their earnest, sincere take on what rock 'n' roll culture represents.
Rewind the clock back to June 2018 and it's Sunday morning at Download, one of the world's biggest rock and heavy metal festivals. Opening the second stage are a band whose singer appears to be bleeding profusely from her mouth and berating members of the audience whilst singing songs about ants in her pants and loving L.A. The band in question are Starcrawler and as introductions go, they don't come any more confrontational than this.