Hitherto Showstar have been able purveyors of strikingly melodic pop rock, but Think Ringo, the band’s third full-length release, is hell-bent on upsetting the apple cart: in short, it gets in your head alright, but messes you up a bit in the process. Weaving a darker, more insular sound into their solid pop aesthetic they take on grotesque stadium anthems by twisting in an off kilter peculiarity and discord. The results are brilliantly subversive for a band whose easy-going appearance conceals insidious melodies, devastating cynicism and mild paranoia.
Having delivered several radio hits in Europe and shared stages with The Rakes, The Thrills, Maximo Park,The Charlatans, and Wild Beasts, 2010 is set to be a big year for Showstar.
Think Ringo is available in the UK from 27 September 2010, was produced by Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, Foals, Beta Band, Killers, The Rakes), was recorded in London and Belgium, and follows their 2006 album “” ('Dot').