Interviews About Albums: STARCRAZY - Another Day, Another Squalor... (2022)

In this new interview, we sat down with the Australian Glam Rock band STARCRAZY to ask some questions about their new album "Another Day, Another Squalor"

1. What can you say about this new EP?

It's a bombastic fusion of 70's Glam Rock and 80's Alternative Metal with spirited vocals that lyrically touch on nightlife/city life, culture, junkie neighbours and enforcing PMA.

2. What is the meaning of the EP's name?

I coined the title myself after hearing a workmate say "Another day, another dollar!" every now and then at the end of the work day, a phrase I find depressing and tiresome. I added the 'squalor' as a reflection of the high cost of rent where we live in inner-west Sydney. We're always moving into a new apartment or house looking for a better place to live only to find the same defects/faults with the buildings.

3. Who is the composer of the EP?

It's a joint effort between all four members, though the chunk of the songwriting is between myself (Marcus) and Jack Barratt on bass guitar.

4. If you had to pick one song, which one would you pick?

'Hysterical', I like how the chorus came together with heaps of vocal harmonies and big guitars.

5. Is there a special message in this EP? If there is, what is it?

Each song is different lyrically but it definitely has an overarching theme of celebrating life even in adverse circumstances. Nothing has been handed to us, there's no money in this, we work manual labour to keep the band going financially. If there's one lyric that can speak for the whole EP, it would be the breakdown in 'Hysterical': "We breathe the gasoline, we choke on all our dreams and the world keeps spinning, round and round..."

6. Are there some lyrics that you'd love to share?

See above...

7. What inspirations have been important for this album? Musically or in terms of friends, family, someone you'd love to thank especially?

Musically, we were listening to a lot of Fishbone when we wrote this EP, but for the most part, the obvious influences remain Van Halen, The Sweet and RUSH plus a plethora of other 70s/80s bands. There's a song called 'Monday Morning' that closes the EP. It was written about my neighbour Tony, from Lilting House Hotel on Enmore Road. He suffered at the hands of a psychotic junkie roommate who constantly threatened to murder him. I hope he got out of the situation and found somewhere safe to live though I never found out as I hightailed from that area of Enmore Road for the same reason. Look up the reviews of this joint and you'll see what I mean...

8. Something to add?

Vinyl copies of this EP will be available so keep an eye on our Bandcamp page !

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