Rock Revolver’s review says it all:
“Hailing from Manchester’s competitive music scene, The Electric Stars are a psych rock’n’roll group with slick guitar riffs and bold catchy lyrics embedded into each of their songs. Their debut album Sonic Candy Soul is appropriately named, as its sweetness is the prominent thread linking tracks together.”
Jason Edge talks about the psych and the rock and roll. And about the look, the sound, the feel, the colours, the production & the vibe!
What was the biggest fun during the making of the last album?
Making Sonic Candy Soul was great because we basically invented the band in the studio. The whole thing was in our heads, the look, sound, feel, colours, production & vibe. The Electric Stars were created in Vibe Studio! If that’s not fun then what is?
At what point, during writing, rehearsing, recording, did you knew you were on to something special?
We knew as soon as we had written the songs that it was going to be quite something because they were very strong! Songwriting in this band is still the key, although if you switch on the radio these days it would seem like everyone else disagrees..
The music industry has changed a lot (or so they say). What did it bring you? And what not?
The Industry today is knackered. It has no interest in nurturing talent. It is obsessed with stats and likes and hits online. Artists have a very short shelflife and TV creates the next pop puppet from a conveyer belt of blandness. So, rubbish really!
The meaning of ‘success’ has changed over the years. When will the new record be a success?
Success to me is satisfying your soul. I know if we have written, recorded and released a good song. If we are happy that is success. If our fanbase agrees, then that is the holy grail for a band releasing original material.
Do you feel part of a community, the power pop community?
Community. Yes! To be honest we have a strong bond with an older audience because we write classic songs. Some of our material is very 60’s vibed, some more of a 70’s glam power pop style but if you dig real songwriting The Electric Stars will float you off brother!
Can you still recall the moment music became important to you? What happened?
The moment music grabbed me… . Easy, my parents always had Radio 1 on in the house. This is when it was cool not the shitstorm it is now. I grew up with the good stuff. Stones, Bowie, Beatles, Kinks, Eagles, Dylan, ELO & Elton. How can you not be hooked by rock n roll when it’s that good!
Which is the song you wish you had written every time you hear it? And why?
So many mannn… Haha OK, I’m on the spot. I wish I would have written Jumping Jack Flash. The greatest rock n roll 45 of all time
What’s up for the rest of the year?
For the rest of the year, finish off the new album, gig like crazy and write more new songs.