Starky were a band from Sydney, Australia, formed in 1998 from the ashes of Sydney pop band Pennidreadful who released a single and two EPs (Money For Woolen Socks and The Ping Pong Delegate) on the Phantom Records label. The band consisted of Beau Cassidy (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Nick Neal (bass and spoons), and Jonny Wilson (guitar).
Their first single, "Rock 'n' Roll is the Devils Music" was released in 1999 by Phantom Records, earned the title "Best New Talent" from Channel V, and won a $50,000 video clip.
In October 2003, Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre was published by Laughing Outlaw Records, produced by Rob Younger and was the 'Feature Album' on Australian youth radio station Triple J.
In 2006 was released the self-titled album Starky. Their single "Hey Bang Bang" has received considerable airplay on Triple J, and was nominated for Breakthrough Artist - Single in the 2006 ARIAs.
As of 28 July 2007, following their final show at the East Brunswick Hotel Starky ceased to exist. Announcing via a MySpace Blog that the band had split.
Starky is Starky's second studio album, released in 2006 (see 2006 in music). In promoting their second album, Starky went on to support The Killers during their Australian tour in early 2007. Their sets included songs from the self-titled album and usually a cover.
After the band released their first studio album Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre in 2003, the band underwent a change of personnel and as a result, Beau Cassidy became chief songwriter and subsequently the band acquired a different, more atmospheric sound. The album was produced by Dave Eringa who has produced records for the likes of Idlewild, Manic Street Preachers and Suede.
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