Chocolate Starfish – regarded as one of Australia’s best live bands of the 90s boasting two Top 10 albums and six Top 50 singles – has released their first full-length album in twenty years!
SPIDER features ten piping-hot, brand-spanking-new tracks. It’s classic rock ‘n’ roll and Chocolate Starfish at the top of their game. And what a game it is.
SPIDER is already satisfying long-term fans and winning over new ones, with high-energy, power-riffed tracks like ‘Farmer Loretta’, ‘Bad Dog’, ‘Mother Lover’ and ‘Rock Diva’ and strong, story-driven lyrics peppered with the band’s trademark cheek and irreverence.
The long-awaiting album comes bearing an aura of nostalgia along with the celebration, with SPIDER dedicated ‘in loving memory of Zoran ‘Spider’ Romic’, who passed away in 2012.
Romic was the band’s guitarist and song writing partner with front man Adam Thompson. The pair co-wrote ‘Heavyweight’, the third track on SPIDER, several years ago, and its presence in the album’s line-up is significant.
“It probably sounds a little metaphysical, but there are times even now when I’m writing by myself or with someone else and I can often hear him telling me, ‘don’t do that, try this’, reflects Thompson in a recent interview.
‘There are many times when I get that metaphysical knock on the shoulder saying ‘just try something different here’.”
Chocolate Starfish powered on to the Australian music scene in the early 1990s and quickly secured themselves a space as an influential force with their cover of Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’, original hit ‘Mountain’ and perennial favourite ‘Four Letter Word’.
The band is still living up to their reputation for delivering great music and a killer show, currently wowing audiences in the 2018 Red Hot Summer Tour.
Friday, March 16: The Bridge Hotel Sydney
Saturday, March 17: Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
Saturday, March 31: Mulwala Ski Club NSW
Saturday, April 7: Memo Music Hall Melbourne
Friday, April 13: The Gov Adelaide
Tuesday, April 24: The Grand Mornington Vic
SPIDER is available on iTunes now!