Daystar – Off Our Heads

Impact date: 03/10/11 (Stone Soup Arts)

     Manchester‘s Daystar return with the second single from their debut album. ‘Off Our Heads‘ is an unashamedly northern take on the notion of escapism from the realities of unemployment and life in the built up urban environment. The song evokes feelings of nostalgia and stoic melancholy (and that ubiquitous sense of regret over ‘lost love’).

   Influenced in equal measure by the 60s, the legendary Brian Wilson and (the equally legendary) Syd Barrett, the single sees the band demonstrate the versatility of their indie-rock style. An anthem for the insomniac on a hypnotic summer’s night, with an extended psychedelic ending. The Daystar world domination master-plan is stepping up a gear.

Watch the official video for ‘Off Our Heads’ here:

See Daystar Live:

Sun 25th September (Stage Time 7.40) MANCHESTER – Supporting Viva Brother @ Manchester Club Academy

Sat 22nd October (Stage Times TBC) SHEFFIELD – Oxjam Festival (More info soon)

Sat 5th November (Stage Times TBC) MANCHESTER – Moho Live in Northern Quarter (Headlining)

Daystar on TV again! 

ESPN ‘s Talk of the Terrace  invited Daystar to come back in and play ‘Off Our Heads’. They’ll also discuss which football team each member supports. The guys are split between rival Manchester teams; Manchester United and Manchester City. footage below

Listen to DaystarOff Our Heads (via our Soundcloud)



Release date: 17 August 2009

Label: Slippery People Recordings

Available from: iTunes

The Cordels
‘ first single, Dance in Time, sees the twentysomething Warrington three-piece digging deep for their lyrical themes whilst deftly crafting an anthemic, indie-pop classic.

An early demo of the track found its way to top producer, Jim Lowe [quote below], who immediately offered his mixing skills to polish it into the gem it is now.

With a songwriting dexterity and musical prowess that belie their years, The Cordels have won airplay in some well-respected quarters. Radio 1’s Zane Lowe gives early support, as does Tom Robinson for BBC 6 Music and Loz Guest at Kerrang Radio.

After only three months in the current line-up The Cordels are drawing comparisons with the early days of that other classic three-piece, The Police, with each band member bringing a simmering passion and an effortless cool that explode into a frenetic, self-assured live performance.

Dance in Time is a fan favourite and questions how free we really are living in the affluent West and how much we’re constrained by social pressure, work, money and debt.

26 June: The Ruby Lounge [supporting Kid British] – Manchester
18 July: Whatfest! 2009, Whatcroft, Cheshire
22 Aug: Mojo – Warrington
28 Aug: The Box – Crewe

Steven Taylor – vocals and guitar
Dave Wimbush – vocals and drums
James Kennedy – vocals and bass

Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Foo Fighters): “When I heard their demo I knew I had to work with them”

Peter Nash (Helter Skelter Agency): “I have been listening to about 50 new bands over the weekend whilst getting ready for SXSW … The Cordels sound better than the lot of them”

Jim Gellatly (BBC Scotland): “I fully expect I will be playing The Cordels a lot in the future!”

BBC Manchester Introducing: “Just had my ears opened to The Cordels and I’m liking what I hear – I recommend you opening your ears too”

Loz Guest, Head of Music, Kerrang Radio: ”Great harmonies, works brilliantly well, with a fantastic identity. They’re going to do really well, I like them!” “This band are incredible to watch, not just for music, but for the obvious passion that drives the set from all three members”