STARFISH

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Started playing rhythm and dub, rapping and stepping on reggae and punk rock”-This Town'

With their sunny blend of ska, punk and reggae the four guys of Starfish take you straight to the beach. Coming from the Northwest Coast of Holland this might not really come as a surprise. These boys just breath the sea and summer beach life, and turn this into an explosive party with flipflops flying around.

After an inspirational time in Central America singer/guitarist Mats Admiraal starts the band with bass player Peter Schillemans, drummer Elmar Lambers and Thomas Wobben on guitar and keys. Influenced by the Long Beach scene with bands like Sublime and Slightly Stoopid, ska punk legends like Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake and Jaya the Cat and world famous artists such as Bob Marley,Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arctic Monkeys, Starfish quickly makes a name for itself with their energetic live show and wins Dutch awards like the IJmond Popprijs, Sencityprijs and Mixtream Festivalcontest. May 2016 sees the release of their debut EP ‘Brand New Day’ on the GermanRing of Fire Records, including the single ‘No Rasta’ with currently over 200.000 plays on Spotify.

After a successful year with coverage on 3FM, 3voor12 and Radio 1, club shows with bands like TenTemPies, Patchanka, Caravãna Sun, Ocean Alley and John Coffey, festivals such as Young Art Festival, Pleuropsonic and Zandstock, and shows in London and the South of France, the guys went back into the studio for a second EP. Released on their own label Sunny Vibes Records, 'Sonic Fire' counts five tracks, including the singles 'Dangerzone' and 'Another View', the latter scoring 5.000 plays on Spotify already. The release show in Patronaat in Haarlem marks the start of again many energetic live shows in the Netherlands and abroad.

"Starting the day with some sonic fire" - Sonic Fire