ringo deathstarr Mauve (CD, £6.75)label: Club AC30
"There is a direct line between My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Ringo Deathstarr. And it stops at Slowdive Central. If you retain any fondness for those three - and are mentally aroused by a spot of melody-heavy guitar pop - you will adore the 'Starr - THE GUARDIAN "Their pulsing layers of feedback and those droll, deadpan vocals are ripped straight from Psychocandy, but the galloping, amphetamine rhythms are harder charging than even the most amped up track on that album" - Pitchfork. Ringo Deathstarr formed in 2007 in their native Austin, Texas channeling influences such as The Cure, The Smiths, Fugazi and The Velvet Underground. They initially released a batch of singles on both sides of the Atlantic and in Japan - a self-titled EP in 2007 and in 2009, a brace of 7"s in the States, You Don't Listen & In Love. Their critically acclaimed debut album, Colour Trip, was released in February 2011 and a compilation of their early singles, Sparkler, which had initially been available in Japan only, was released in the autumn of 2011.
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