Well we haven’t played for ages but we’re back!.. and we’re changing our name.
We’re playing with Dada Ono from Melbourne and others at The Valve Bar on Railway Square, 16th April 2017. Doors open at 3pm. We are scheduled to be on at 6:45pm.
This will be the last gig for Starling and the first gig for The Argon Room. We’ll change the name mid set!
Semaphore has received another favourable review, this time by Street press Australia. It appeared in Melbourne’s Inpress magazine a couple of weeks ago. Read it here.
Semaphore is out now on itunes for mp3. If you are a bit old school (like me) and want the visually stunning physical copy in your hands, hit ‘Buy CD’ NOW! Also we are offering free postage for a limited time so don’t miss out on a great deal.
Great news at the Starling store!! We have finally resolved technical issues to offer you Semaphore on CD for the second time!
The album was produced by The Church’s Steve Kilbey and features the immense talents of TimEbandit Powles, Jason Walker, Jorden M Brebach, David Lane and Wes Gregorace to name a few!
Semaphore has been described in review as dreamily ethereal, a truly rewarding listening experience, and brilliant, honest and pure songwriting.
To celebrate, we will be offering free postage for the rest of September and the first 30 orders will also include the 2006 ‘Same Old Trap EP’ from Simon’s previous band Etherland for free! Bargain!
Get down to the Starling store now and form an orderly queue.. we can’t afford crowd control!
Unfortunately we have a problem with Paypal and are unable to accept orders for the Semaphore CD at the moment. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience.
If you are in Sydney you will find the CD for sale at Egg Records in Newtown.
Simon Starling is one lucky guy. It’s not everyday that you write an album and precede to have Australian rock royalty produce and play on it. But give Simon’s new album ‘Semaphore’ one listen, and concentrate on the core of the songs, and you’ll realise that luck had nothing to do with it. What drew Steve Kilbey (The Church) in to want to produce it is the brilliant, honest and pure songwriting, and this is what makes Starling’s ‘Semaphore’ a must have release of 2012. read more..
Starling wish to thank everyone that came to the Semaphore album launch shows in Melbourne and Sydney.. we hope you had a great time.. we certainly did!. Thanks to Steve Kilbey, Head Honcho and Restless Leg for your great performances. We would also like to give special thanks to our good friends in Melbourne for their hospitality, car and gear lending. We couldn’t have done it without you. SS
In the lead up to the Semaphore launch shows we have added a special treat to our music player for your listening pleasure!
‘Don’t Need a Reason’ is a B-side from the album sessions. It’s not on the album.. but it is on the setlist for the upcoming shows in Melbourne 6th Sept @ Northcote Social Club& in Sydney 7th Sept @ The Sando, Newtown.
Check out ‘Don’t Need a Reason’ here.
Simon Starling was living alone in a mouldy apartment in Annandale, writing songs that just struck a chord.
His pal Wes Gregorace (The Devoted Few) was touring with The Church and Steve Kilbey took one listen and knew he wanted in on the production. (read more..)
Isolated in a dank Annandale house, Simon Starling began writing songs to find hope. Those songs have been transformed into Semaphore, an album featuring some of Australia’s finest musical talent.
Starling spent six years living in Melbourne before relocating back to his hometown of Sydney. (read more..)