Showstar started playing together ten years ago somewhere in Belgium. Their first album, We Are Ready, was highly acclaimed as regular touring built up a dedicated following in northern Europe.
Their new album is (pronounced ‘Dot’), released in the UK. The music is classic hard-edged pop with bittersweet vocals, scything guitars and glorious melodies. It is guitar-based music with a wholly fresh sound, moving between the massively joyous noise of songs like Mad On Your Sister and Day By Day and intricate, delicate guitar, keyboard and percussion patterns on tracks like Dan and Stereo Songs.
It covers a whole soundworld of moods within its ten songs, produced with crystalline precision by in-demand London-based producer Gareth Parton. Gareth has worked with the Rakes, the Futureheads, Placebo, the Beta Band, the Polyphonic Spree, the Go! Team, Death In Vegas and many others. The album was recorded at Polysound Studio (Brussels) and Fortress Studio (London) over 25 days.