“STRFKR has created a set of danceable, positive-minded pop songs, many of which seem to have been deconstructed, stripped of their immediate urgency, yet… manage to retain their hooks” – The Fader
“This spazzy quartet belies their unfit-to-fully-print name… a dazzling collection of synth-pop fizz.” – Spin 8/10
“Their sound is reminiscent of MGMT, Love is All, and Passion Pit, but having seen all those bands, I can say that Starfucker definitely has a more energetic stage presence that makes it a very fun act to watch” – Crawdaddy.
Having recently played five sold-out shows in five nights on the West Coast of America, Starfucker (STRFKR) will be heading our way in May.
In the past, Portland, Oregon, based Starfucker has received almost as much attention for it’s not always accessible moniker, as for its immensely accessible dance hooks. But, having flirted briefly with a couple of name changes, the group is now firmly settled on Starfucker, and so the focus can rightly return to what got people talking in the first place: the quartet’s endlessly catchy, hook-laden pop.
As with the bands previous albums, Reptilians was written almost entirely by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Joshua Hodges. This time around, however, Starfucker’s sound is also bolstered by the addition of Keil Corcoran (whom Hodges describes as a human drum machine) and producer Jacob Portrait (The Dandy Warhols, Mint Chicks).
Tuesday 10th May – London, Madame JoJo’s
Wednesday 11th May – Leeds, Milo
Thursday 12th May – Bristol, Start the Bus
Saturday 14th May – Brighton, The Great Escape Festival
Wednesday 18th May – Paris, France, Fleche D’Or
Thursday 19th May – Brussells, Belgium – Les Nuits
Saturday 21st May – Winterthur, Switzerland – Albani
Sunday 22nd May – Bern, Switzerland – Bee -Flat