Starcrawler are a Los Angeles rock band who formed one year ago when lead vocalist Arrow de Wilde first met guitarist Henri Cash at their Echo Park high school. Shortly thereafter, the streets of Hollywood brought them the rhythm section of Austin Smith (drums) and Tim Franco (bass).
They play with squalling riffs and thundering beats, and their incendiary performances, fronted by de Wilde's otherworldly magnetism, recalls nothing as much as a youthful amalgam of the Cramps, the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, and Alice Cooper.
Rough Trade released Starcrawlerâs first single âAntsâ on earlier in the year-The song, written days after the foursome first played together, was produced with Steven McDonald of Redd Kross (The Donnas, Fun).
London DJ Matt Wilkinson quickly discovered the track and played it his Beats One show, after which the track made its way to Zane Lowe and Sir Elton John, both of which spun the track repeatedly.
Starcrawler will be releasing a new album this fall, recorded over the past few months with Ryan Adams in his Pax AM studio in Hollywood.