Velvet Starlings share new track, Karmic Lemonade, the second track from their Love Everything, Love Everyone EP, out July 24 via US label SoundX3 (The Orchard).
Recorded at CAVE Studios in Echo Park and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Beck, Royal Blood)
Christian Gisborne is 17 year old singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer behind new indie psych-rockers Velvet Starlings, with a sound that draws on inflections of raw blues and vintage guitar elements. Karmic Lemonade is the flip-side to previous track, Bitter Pill, it’s a cathartic, coming-to-terms with a lost love, as the lead protagonist seeks the equilibrium to move forward again. All shot through with an uplifting indie-pop sensibility and glowing Hammond organ.
‘It’s about a relationship’s ability to go from sweet to sour. It’s like an ice-cold sip of lemonade when things are good.’ Christian Gisborne.
Accompanied by a magical video, filmed around the idea of Karmic Lemonade, where the protagonist, given lemons, has transformed them into a sparkling glass of cosmic lemonade. The track is powerful, gritty and melodic, poetically depicting a karmic transition, where things have turned full circle.
Directed by Joseph Calhoun and shot on location in and around Laurel Canyon, capturing landmark hangouts along Sunset Blvd. including the renowned Country Store.
Velvet Starlings have been building support in the U.S: KROQ, Sirius XM, 91x, KCSN and Buzzbands L.A. and performing local shows at Hi Hat (L.A.), The Hotel Café (L.A.) Casbah (San Diego) The Basement (Nashville). With appearances at festivals SXSW, Desert Stars Festival, Summerfest, Live at Heart – Sweden and Sofar Sounds. Performed at London’s Camden Assembly and Dublin Castle, plus The Cavern (Liverpool), Night & Day (Manchester) and King Tuts (Glasgow) they plan to return for 2021.
Christian Gisborne – Vox / Guitarist, Daniel Kostenko – Drums & Percussion / Tiaday Rocke – Bass