Label: 604 Records
from Vancouver BC
ByStarlight are the sound of right now. With wobbly, cut-time pre choruses and synths shot from lasers found in the depths of outer space, the west coast pop act has landed and announced their intentions to explode onto the planet. Consisting of Rachel Ashmore, Jeff Zipp (whose name alone invokes the age of Bowie-era guitar bravado) and Nigel Crowe, this trio has it in them to completely demolish the airwaves. With an album release fast approaching the first single off it, “Here’s To The Times” is a piece of modern pop produced by Dave “Rave” Ogilvie that achingly recalls teenage laments of love that could have been. The song’s sliced up vocals and swelling, sidechained synth line help catapult a perfectly written song into a place where this moment in time will be remembered forever. Truly, ByStarlight are made for those liseners that live in the present but can’t help but learn from stories past.