Review of Violate A Sundae EP by Starlite Desperation

Starlite Desperation

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Starlite Desperation - Violate A Sundae - EP Review

The Starlight Desperation

Violate A Sundae

(31/05/04 Cargo Records)

With a name like Starlite Desperation and such a bitter sweet title to an EP it has to be the work of a post grunge and raw rock crossover outfit. Tormenting opener ‘The Thing’ features the cutting and haunted Layne Staley style vocals of Dante Adrian and the dramatics of Soundgarden, blending together to produce an emotive and ripping raw track to rival offerings from the aforementioned bands. The California

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formed quartet flit into the mainstream for the infectious ‘Born To Be Dippy’ possessing a similar instrumental introduction to that of ‘Spread your love’ from the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, before building up to a creascendo of Pixies meets the Gun club melodic mayhem. Down to earth lyrical simplicity makes the track the catchiest and most universal offering on this six track teaser of an EP;

“You know you were born to scream; sha la la la la,

born to be dizzy.”

After over a fear year break since releasing the well received ‘Go Kill Mice’ album and a shuffle in personnel, the fast and furious four piece have a new lease of life. Their abrasive guitar fuelled instrumentals are likely to induce more frantic pit action than a Michael Schmumacher flat tyre, as they head out on tour with The International Noise Conspiracy.

Catch Starlite Desperation on their UK tour with The International Noise Conspiracy;

June 04 London, UK Mean Fiddler,

June 05 Donnington, UK Download (FESTIVAL)

June 06 Glasgow, UK King Tuts

June 07 Manchester, UK Hope & Grape

June 08 Oxford, UK Zodiac

June 09 Birmingham, UK Academy

June 10 Leeds, UK Cockpit

June 12 London, UK Metro

David Adair