SA Rock Band, Starseed Gain UK Success


A stunning collection of 12 humungous rock tracks!’ Kerrang! Magazine

‘Packed with growling, anthemic mosh-alongs, this album is proof that real men wear plaid!’ Total Guitar

‘…sounding truly gargantuan. This machine is unstoppable.’ Big Cheese

‘…soulful vocals, crunching guitars and savage drumming’ Rock Sound

“A winning combination of a perfect hard rock and soulful voice confronted by riffs resembling the work of Queens Of The Stone Age and Alice In Chains. We’ve finally found a band that can really compete with the big boys.” BBC Introducing

“a great new British band…really, REALLY good stuff…Look out for the album (Peace Machine)…Get it if you can… Believe me, they’re hotly tipped for 2010!” Ian Camfield (XFM)

“For fans of Live, Our Lady Peace, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden – Peace Machine has plenty to savour”

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden and BBC Radio 6 Rock Show)

"They are a really big gutsy kinda rock ‘n roll band. Huge soaring vocals, big chunky guitars. Sounds like a punch in the face. I like it!" Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio

Anthemic rockers Starseed are set to release the single, “SHINE”, in South Africa on 5 April 2010. Taken from the album, “Peace Machine”, “Shine” is a mammoth punch-to-the-gut of a track, serving up a compelling mixture of mega riffing and infectious melody.

Their debut album, ‘Peace Machine’ (released in the UK at the end of 2009), has already proved to be both a critical and commercial success, prompting XFM and Rock Radio to reel the band in for a live session as well as gaining the attention of UK festivals organisers for 2010.

“Peace Machine” was recorded throughout the summer of 2009 at Stakeout Studios with producer Jason Wilcock (Reuben, Fightstar, The Ghost Of A Thousand), and features twelve tracks. Album opener, ‘Shine’, is the lead off single and has an accompanying video which has been played on Scuzz TV and was shot by Sitcom Soldiers (Therapy?, In Case Of Fire). Watch it!

During the last few years, the quintet have relentlessly worked in the UK having spent most of their time on the road. They performed at Download Festival in 2007, have packed out many top venues and received a nomination in the category of “Best Live Band” at the Indy Music Awards in 2008.

With a sound that takes in the epic, melodic rock tendencies of the resurgent grunge scene (Pearl Jam to Alice In Chains) all the way through to the intelligent aggression and energy of hard rock stalwarts such as Cancer Bats, Soil and Alexisonfire, Starseed offer up a sound as dynamically post-millennial as you could wish for.

This UK based, South African quintet is fired up and ready for an intense 2010.

‘We can’t wait,’ exhorts front man Russell Spence. ‘Last year was just amazing for us and we are primed and ready for an incredible start to this new decade’.

The band will undertake a UK tour in Feb/March 2010. See for dates.

Peace Machine is available on iTunes for download or can be bought from

Band: Russell Spence – Vocals, Guitars | Peter Wicker – Guitar, Vocals | Gerald Gill – Guitar, Vocals |

Andrew Spence – Drums, Vocals | Dale Anderson – Bass, Vocals | | |

Hazel Hoole

Starseed Management
Living It Live Limited

Tel: +44 (0)7989 308 224


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