It's Easy to Be Alive You Just Are
Star Little Thing releases it's debut album 'It's Easy To Be Alive, You Just Are.' The Dublin band is made up of Arron Faye, Crickey and Grattan and has already been compared to LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture and Talking Heads. Already tipped 'ones to watch' by the Sunday Times Style in it's 'Guide to Irish Hipsters' and Phantom FM, the underground band is ready to go overground. Driven by a fear of a normal life and real job, the band has spent the last five years working on this album. Star Little Thing completed an album two years ago but were unhappy with the finished product - it didn't fulfill their brief - to be more than just a collection of songs, stuck together to fill the time. 'It's Easy To Be Alive, You Just Are' has a defined start, middle, and end. There was as much time spent choosing the running order as was given to any song, and it is pretty evident when you listen to it..... Everything, even down to mixing the album was a highly considered process. The album was mixed for longevity. So, it has warmth, and doesn't tire the ear quickly like a lot of modern records do. The inspiration for the album can be traced back to everything Star Little Thing's members have loved since they were lads growing up; music, movies, a night out, girls they met and loved - or hated. Musically, the album is lots of different things. It has moments where it's more rock and moments where it's more dance orientated but in general, it's exciting music, and mostly very emotive. The whole album was self funded and was recorded in the basement of band member's Grattan's house. Everything along the way was self learnt from songwriting, to production and engineering, which makes this album an even more exciting prospect. After 5 years in Grattan's basement, cabin fever finally set in and the joy of playing the album to people on stage and that they can have it in their house, in their car or on their MP3 player is a great feeling.