The Starkins – Wasted (Single Review)

Sheffield Indie Band The Starkins Drop Their New Single ‘Wasted‘, A Jangly Pop Banger Pumped With 00’s Nostalgia.



 Author – Jake McGloin (@stfelix)


They’re a fresh faced Indie Rock band that come from a city with great musical heritage, Pulp, Def Leppard and The Human League to name a few but growing up while four other local lads were setting the world alight certainly helped. But can The Starkins follow in the footsteps of Arctic Monkeys and head for world domination? Well it’s certainly packed with a 00’s vibe, but a little more ‘Kings of Leon’  circa ‘Youth And Young Manhood’ meets The Dykeenies, a  surprising but winning combination.





A rock steady beat and dreamy guitars that blend magically through verse and chorus in a gentle barrage of licks hooks and riffs, another early ‘KOL’ trademark. It’s powered indie pop that thunders down the tracks in parts, but it’s balance of melody and seamless vocals just make it a ready for radio belter. They’re a band of the verge of a big career and they’ve proved with ‘Wasted’ they have what it takes, writing songs this catchy isn’t easy but The Starkins make it look painless.