Despite the ‘unprecedented’ times in which Australia finds itself, there are still reasons for fans of Australian rock ‘n’ roll to consider themselves fortunate. Here’s one. In February, 2020, Australia’s finest exponents of country rock, STARS, released a new album ‘One More Circle Round The Sun’, the untimely release of which went unnoticed as the … Continue reading STARS – ONE MORE CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN CD (2020).
Stars have been back for a couple of years now, yet unlike other Australian bands from the 1970s that have reformed, to call Stars a ‘heritage act’, would miss the point completely. What separates Stars from their peers is that although they honour their past, they continue to release new music that is both first-rate … Continue reading STARS Live Review – Canberra, November 28, 2019. In one word – compelling.
The kings of mighty rock STARS are out and about and back on the road with a few shows in November and into December. Stars will be in Canberra at the Harmonie German Club on November 28, The Brass Monkey in Cronulla (Sydney) on the 29th, Marrickville's Camelot Lounge on Saturday the 29th (also in … Continue reading STARS on tour November/December 2019
Following on from the release of 2018's highly regarded 'Boundary Rider' LP, Stars have released a new single on YouTube called 'Driving Hungry'. Boundary Rider was given the gong of Australian Rock Album of 2018 by the Australian Rock Review as it successfully managed to bring back the beautiful harmonies, infectious choruses, and driving riffs from their classic … Continue reading STARS release new video single ‘Driving Hungry’
On episode 103 of the Australian Rock Show we are joined by Mick Pealing of Stars to talk in detail about the songs on ‘Boundary Rider’, the band’s first album in almost 40 years! Listen in and discover why The Australian Rock Review website named Boundary Rider as best Australian Album of 2018! Listen here … Continue reading Mick Pealing from STARS talks about the new album Boundary Rider
Having released two landmark country-rock albums in the late 70s, albums that have aged incredibly well over time, the pressure on the recently reformed STARS to come up with the goods on their comeback album must have been significant. That they have released an album that in many ways surpasses those landmark records in terms … Continue reading After 40 years STARS return with the 2018 Australian album of the year
For several years now the Harmonie German Club has built a reputation as Canberra’s premier live music venue for country and blues – and tonight’s show is no exception, with 70’s Oz country rock greats Stars returning to the national Capital after a hiatus of many many years. In a two hour set of compelling … Continue reading STARS return to Canberra with a red hot performance and one of THE Australian albums of 2018 in ‘Boundary Rider’
Adelaide's Stars return to the nation's capital after many years this Thursday the 1st November at The Harmonie German Club in support of their highly rated new album, 'Boundary Rider'. Stars got together in Adelaide around '74 '75 , we were all from around the same neighbourhood and basically fell together through a love of … Continue reading STARS play Canberra 1 November 2018 in support of new LP ‘Boundary Rider’.
The Japanese word 'natsukashii' essentially means 'nostalgic' - eg something you remember fondly..and readers - the song 'Stars' by Hear n Aid sends me back in time with a big wide grin - as I crank the volume and play my invisible BC Rich. Just over 25 years back, the world was putting their hands … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Was ‘Hear n Aid’ the greatest HM collaboration of all-time ?