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Atlanta Glitter Punks Starbenders Release New Single “Never Lie 2 Me”


Track Appears on Upcoming EP ‘Japanese Rooms’ Out April 19th

After premiering last Friday on Buzzfeed, “Never Lie 2 Me,” the latest single from Atlanta glitter punks Starbenders is now streaming on Spotify:

A music video for the track will be premiering soon.

The track was co-written by Starbenders’ Kimi Shelter and Tommy Kafafian (writer on multiple singles Lady Gaga The Fame). Never Lie 2 Me captures the emotions of longing and empowerment through utilizing beautifully haunting sounds.

The song appears on the band’s upcoming EP ‘Japanese Rooms,’ set for release on April 19.

Starbenders served as direct support for Alice In Chains in 2018 and the band is heading back to Japan for their second headline tour starting April 25 (see dates below).

Kimi and drummer Emily Moon will also on six episodes of Paradise City, the upcoming made for TV spin off of the film American Satan.

About Starbenders:

Starbenders are the half way home for misunderstood misfits, fringers and glam punks. Front-woman, Kimi Shelter and her gang have concocted a perfect alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with “stuck in your brain” pop melodies. Imagine David Bowie playing 7 minutes in heaven with Debbie Harry.

Shelter began working with producer, Nico Constantine (Lady Gaga , Program The Dead, Institution Records) in 2014 who encouraged her to start a band. Aaron Lecesne was the first call Shelter made. The duo were best of friends and had intense music crushes on each other. The genesis of Starbenders took form. Guitarist, Kriss Tokaji, entered the scene in early 2015 after the band witnessed him laying waste to a guitar at a shitty house party in the middle of no where. “We couldn’t believe our ears and eyes! Our prayers had been answered!”, beams Shelter. The dream line up crystallized in 2017 with the entrance of drummer, Emily Moon. “It was the final piece to the puzzle. The band was in the middle of a transition and I thought to check craigslist of all places when I came across Emily’s ad.” shared Lecesne. After responding to the band’s cryptic email, Moon met up with them that same night. It was love at first sight.



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Upcoming Japan Tour:

April 25 (Thurs) Fukushima – Club # 9

April 26 (Fri) Utsunomiya – HEAVEN’S ROCK 宇都宮 VJ-2

April 27 (Sat) Kumagaya – HEAVEN’S ROCK VJ-1

April 29 (Mon) Matsumoto – Sound Hall a.C

April 30 (Tue) Shinjuku, Tokyo – Antiknock

May 1 (Weds) Shinjuku, Tokyo – 新宿ACB(アシベ)ホール

May 2 (Thurs) Setagaya, Tokyo – Daisy 明大前

May3 (Fri) Chiba -稲毛K’s Dream

May 4 (Sat) Yokohama -横浜B.B.STREET(ライブハウス)

May 5 (Sun) Suginami-ku , Tokyo -高円寺Club ROOTS!

May 6 (Mon) Kobe – music zoo

May 7 (Tue) Nagoya – 3Star

May 9 (Thurs) Nara – Livehouse NARA Neverland

May 10 (Fri) Osaka – 心斎橋Drop

May 11 (Sat) Kobe – Coming Kobe 2019

May 12 (Sun) Tokyo – BIJR Party TBA

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