Release Date: Sep 1, 2017
Record label: Cooking Vinyl
Genre(s): Alternative Pop/Rock
Every review written about Starsailor’s All This Life begins in mostly the same way: “Milquetoast UK band who wanted to be Coldplay and had only a couple hits in the early 2000s returns after separating for a little while. Oh, wait. You didn’t even know they broke up? Ha! Well, they did. And now that they’re back… bah who cares.
Starsailor are one of those bands critically dismissed out of hand, remembered as nothing particularly special, a bit like Stereophonics or Embrace. It’s easy to scoff, but none of these acts – Stereophonics in particular – would have amassed their sizeable followings had they been entirely dire. Granted, they’ve not been known for releasing music that could be filed under ‘groundbreaking’, and they’re most certainly not to everyone’s taste.