New Music: Velvet Starlings – Turning Point

Los Angeles, USA-based Velvet Starlings have been on our radar since 2018. At the time it was a solo project by fifteen-year-old singer songwriter Christian Gisborne. Over the years, its line-up has grown into an indie rock four-piece, with Christian still very much at the band’s core. Their latest is called Turning Point.

By Graeme Smith

Velvet Starlings’ latest is about climate change and acts as a warning that this is our now or never moment. The message is delivered through an organ-rich psych rock arrangement and expressive vocals. There is a mix of the classic and the modern in its style, reflecting Christian’s own influences which are as broad as The Doors, King Gizzard and 100 gecs.

Turning Point is taken from Velvet Starlings’ new album Pacific Standard Time, which is out now. Joining Christian on the album is Amaya Montgomery on flute and vocals, DeRon Monroe on drums and Aaron Hoang on keys. You can check out the single below.

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