Times Like These Call for Tambourines
Formed in 2003, Certain Stars plays melodic indie rock influenced by bands such as Teenage Fanclub, Guided by Voices and Superchunk. The band has become a dynamic live force, playing shows with conviction, heart and energy! The 2004 self-released debut 'Times Like These Call for Tambourines' finds Certain Stars arriving with confidence. With contributions from three songwriters the band casts a wide net within the indie power pop and lo-fi framework; from the polished straight forward pop of 'Everyone Now' and 'Walk Away' to the more lo-fi 'Wild Consumption' and 'Opposites Are the Same'. Imitation is not a form of flattery for Certain Stars, using their influences as a springboard to find their own sound. In 2007 the band released 'Wired For Sound' (Cuba Libre Records). The five song EP recorded on 1' analog tape puts the rock back in indie rock, bringing them closer to their exuberant live sound. Certain Stars believes in the motto 'write good songs and play them well'.