Not many bands would be able to get away with a Beatles’ reference in their moniker. The jury’s still out on this particular one, but then again it’s not all about the name. Hailing from Austin, Texas are Ringo Deathstarr, a trio intent on the revival of the classic British shoegaze sound, and judging by their recently released debut LP Colour Trip, this is an intention well followed through.
All the influences are there, from the Jesus and Mary Chain indebted “Do It Every Time” to the more My Bloody Valentine-esque “Tambourine Girl”. The focus is on heavy-melodic pop and the band does it well, pulling together an album of heavily-melodic tracks that are accessible yet still bloody noisy. It’s nothing original, but then what is these days? With a bit more exposure, this lot’ll be shoegazing all the way to the bank.
Check out “Day Dreamy” below for a softer take on the band’s sound:
From Joe Abbitt