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Blurred Culture 

Velvet Starlings’ Christian Gisborne is ready to bring the vibes of the 60s to the modern day

http://blurredculture.com/velvet-starlings-christian-gisborne-is-ready-to-bring-the-vibes-of-the-60s-to-the-modern-day/

buzzbands.la

Velvet Starlings, ‘Kids in Droves’

https://buzzbands.la/2019/06/24/premiere-velvet-starlings-kids-in-droves/

Cavern Club

Velvet Starlings is fronted by Christian Gisborne– A young indie rock and roll singer, songwriter, producer and multi- instrumentalist

https://www.cavernclub.com/events/event/velvet-starlings/

Grimey Goods

Premier: Velvet Starlings mingle 70s nostalgia with 21st century angst on new single “Sold Down the River”

https://www.grimygoods.com/2018/10/10/velvet-starlings-mingle-70s-nostalgia-new-single-sold-down-the-river/

Kulturaktiebolaget Sweden

Velvet Starlings (US) “Best new thing I have seen in ages. Lead singer and guitarist Christian Gisborne live is a pocket rocket!” - Billy Sloan, BBC Radio

https://www.kulturaktiebolaget.se/artister/velvet-starlings-us

Earmilk

Velvet Starlings take us back to the 60's in "Kids In Droves"

https://earmilk.com/2019/06/26/velvet-starlings-take-us-back-to-the-60s-in-kids-in-droves/

Rebel Noise

Velvet Starlings deliver a tasty retro rock ‘n’ roll track

https://www.rebelnoise.com/articles/velvet-starlings-deliver-a-tasty-platter-of-rousing-and-retro-rock-n-roll

The Fountain EU

Velvet Starlings: It sounded like something straight out of the psychedelic sixties

https://thefountain.eu/features/2018/11/velvet-starlings-it-sounded-like-something-straight-out-of-the-psychedelic-sixties/

Medium

Velvet Starlings: Love Everything, Love Everyone… Review

https://medium.com/play-it-loud/velvet-starlings-love-everything-love-everyone-review-b4b486650c5d

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RODNEY BINGENHEIMER

Underground Garage/Sirius XM

“So amazing! My mind is blown! See them live. It's like going to the Cavern Club in the 60s.”

BILLY SLOAN

BBC Radio

“At last, America has a great, exciting, relevant new guitar band. Who’d have thought it would be led by a 16-year-old musical dynamo. The star Starling - Christian Gisborne - is the real deal. Six weeks ago, I had never heard of

Velvet Starlings... now they’re my new favorite American Band. I defy you to listen and not be blown away. This band are for me, the most exciting thing I've seen

in the past couple years...they're led by an absolute powerhouse. He's one of the finest musical experts from America who I have seen in a long, long time."

SHEPARD FAIREY

Artist, Activist, and Founder of OBEY Clothing and Artwork

“I love the music and the message... Christian is channeling the greats... Dylan, Marley, Strummer, etc. with his powers as a musician and songwriter... I am especially inspired by his ability to appeal emotionally and provoke intellectually... "
 

KEVIN BRONSON

Buzzbands LA

“Velvet Starlings offers exuberant anthems for any youth interested in guitar bands..., with a bell-bottomed seven songs EP that’ll bring a smile to fans... of legendary artists from the 60s era.”
 

EARMILK

The Latest Music Updates

"Velvet Starlings hooky melodies and powerful lyrics are filled with passion that pulls you in right away making the song a standout hit.”

DAVID SILBAUGH

Talent Buyer/Summerfest

"VS Delivered live in Sweden... Christian Gisborne is poised to be one of the torch bearers for Rock & Roll into the next decade."

PETER ASTEDT

Founder of Live at Heart Festival Sweden

“I saw VS live at Gibson Showroom in LA and was blown away." 

BRIAN LUCEY

Grammy Award Winning Mastering Engineer for Cage the Elephant, Royal Blood, The Black Keys

“Authentic and fresh... reminds me of the great classic bands. Christian is the real deal.”

GRIMY GOODS

LA's Premiere Lifestyle and Music Guide

“Although the band’s sound is heavily rooted in the past, its youthful band members give the classic rock genre new life.”

Tyler Russell

KX 93.5 Laguna Beach Program Director 

"Christian is a young consummate rocker...a 15 year old phenom."

Tim Pyles

91X San Diego

"When I first received Velvet Starlings music, the photo on the cover of the CD led me to think two things, first, that they were from the UK and secondly, that the front man was in his early 20s. Wrong on both accounts! First off, the band is from LA and secondly, the front man Christian is 15 years old!?! The kid is mature beyond his years, an old rock n roll soul rebirthed. Great songs, great attitude and a torch bearer for keeping rock n roll music alive! Let's rock!"

Brett Callwood
 L.A. Weekly
"Hooks are a big theme here (at the International Pop Overthrow Festival); bands are artists with names that will be alien to most contribute unforgettable songs. Young L.A. band, the Velvet Starlings'  'Bitter Pills' is certainly one...(with an unforgettable hook)" 

RODNEY BINGENHEIMER

Underground Garage/Sirius XM

“So amazing! My mind is blown! See them live. It's like going to the Cavern Club in the 60s.”

BILLY SLOAN

BBC Radio

“At last, America has a great, exciting, relevant new guitar band. Who’d have thought it would be led by a 16-year-old musical dynamo. The star Starling - Christian Gisborne - is the real deal. Six weeks ago, I had never heard of

Velvet Starlings... now they’re my new favorite American Band. I defy you to listen and not be blown away. This band are for me, the most exciting thing I've seen

in the past couple years...they're led by an absolute powerhouse. He's one of the finest musical experts from America who I have seen in a long, long time."

SHEPARD FAIREY

Artist, Activist, and Founder of OBEY Clothing and Artwork

“I love the music and the message... Christian is channeling the greats... Dylan, Marley, Strummer, etc. with his powers as a musician and songwriter... I am especially inspired by his ability to appeal emotionally and provoke intellectually... "
 

KEVIN BRONSON

Buzzbands LA

“Velvet Starlings offers exuberant anthems for any youth interested in guitar bands..., with a bell-bottomed seven songs EP that’ll bring a smile to fans... of legendary artists from the 60s era.”
 

EARMILK

The Latest Music Updates

"Velvet Starlings hooky melodies and powerful lyrics are filled with passion that pulls you in right away making the song a standout hit.”

DAVID SILBAUGH

Talent Buyer/Summerfest

"VS Delivered live in Sweden... Christian Gisborne is poised to be one of the torch bearers for Rock & Roll into the next decade."

PETER ASTEDT

Founder of Live at Heart Festival Sweden

“I saw VS live at Gibson Showroom in LA and was blown away." 

BRIAN LUCEY

Grammy Award Winning Mastering Engineer for Cage the Elephant, Royal Blood, The Black Keys

“Authentic and fresh... reminds me of the great classic bands. Christian is the real deal.”

GRIMY GOODS

LA's Premiere Lifestyle and Music Guide

“Although the band’s sound is heavily rooted in the past, its youthful band members give the classic rock genre new life.”

Tyler Russell

KX 93.5 Laguna Beach Program Director 

"Christian is a young consummate rocker...a 15 year old phenom."

Tim Pyles

91X San Diego

"When I first received Velvet Starlings music, the photo on the cover of the CD led me to think two things, first, that they were from the UK and secondly, that the front man was in his early 20s. Wrong on both accounts! First off, the band is from LA and secondly, the front man Christian is 15 years old!?! The kid is mature beyond his years, an old rock n roll soul rebirthed. Great songs, great attitude and a torch bearer for keeping rock n roll music alive! Let's rock!"

Brett Callwood
 L.A. Weekly
"Hooks are a big theme here (at the International Pop Overthrow Festival); bands are artists with names that will be alien to most contribute unforgettable songs. Young L.A. band, the Velvet Starlings'  'Bitter Pills' is certainly one...(with an unforgettable hook)" 

Respected Insights

RODNEY BINGENHEIMER

Underground Garage/Sirius XM

“So amazing! My mind is blown! See them live. It's like going to the Cavern Club in the 60s.”

BILLY SLOAN

BBC Radio

“At last, America has a great, exciting, relevant new guitar band. Who’d have thought it would be led by a 16-year-old musical dynamo. The star Starling - Christian Gisborne - is the real deal. Six weeks ago, I had never heard of

Velvet Starlings... now they’re my new favorite American Band. I defy you to listen and not be blown away. This band are for me, the most exciting thing I've seen

in the past couple years...they're led by an absolute powerhouse. He's one of the finest musical experts from America who I have seen in a long, long time."

SHEPARD FAIREY

Artist, Activist, and Founder of OBEY Clothing and Artwork

“I love the music and the message... Christian is channeling the greats... Dylan, Marley, Strummer, etc. with his powers as a musician and songwriter... I am especially inspired by his ability to appeal emotionally and provoke intellectually... "
 

KEVIN BRONSON

Buzzbands LA

“Velvet Starlings offers exuberant anthems for any youth interested in guitar bands..., with a bell-bottomed seven songs EP that’ll bring a smile to fans... of legendary artists from the 60s era.”
 

EARMILK

The Latest Music Updates

"Velvet Starlings hooky melodies and powerful lyrics are filled with passion that pulls you in right away making the song a standout hit.”

DAVID SILBAUGH

Talent Buyer/Summerfest

"VS Delivered live in Sweden... Christian Gisborne is poised to be one of the torch bearers for Rock & Roll into the next decade."

PETER ASTEDT

Founder of Live at Heart Festival Sweden

“I saw VS live at Gibson Showroom in LA and was blown away." 

BRIAN LUCEY

Grammy Award Winning Mastering Engineer for Cage the Elephant, Royal Blood, The Black Keys

“Authentic and fresh... reminds me of the great classic bands. Christian is the real deal.”

GRIMY GOODS

LA's Premiere Lifestyle and Music Guide

“Although the band’s sound is heavily rooted in the past, its youthful band members give the classic rock genre new life.”

Tyler Russell

KX 93.5 Laguna Beach Program Director 

"Christian is a young consummate rocker...a 15 year old phenom."

Tim Pyles

91X San Diego

"When I first received Velvet Starlings music, the photo on the cover of the CD led me to think two things, first, that they were from the UK and secondly, that the front man was in his early 20s. Wrong on both accounts! First off, the band is from LA and secondly, the front man Christian is 15 years old!?! The kid is mature beyond his years, an old rock n roll soul rebirthed. Great songs, great attitude and a torch bearer for keeping rock n roll music alive! Let's rock!"

Brett Callwood
 L.A. Weekly
"Hooks are a big theme here (at the International Pop Overthrow Festival); bands are artists with names that will be alien to most contribute unforgettable songs. Young L.A. band, the Velvet Starlings'  'Bitter Pills' is certainly one...(with an unforgettable hook)" 

Press

EARMILK

https://earmilk.com/2019/06/26/velvet-starlings-take-us-back-to-the-60s-in-kids-in-droves/ 
 

BUZZBANDS

http://buzzbands.la/2018/12/13/stream-the-wholly-holiday-music-mix-2018/ 
 

https://buzzbands.la/2019/06/24/premiere-velvet-starlings-kids-in-droves/ 
 

GRIMY GOODS

https://www.grimygoods.com/2018/10/10/velvet-starlings-mingle-70s-nostalgia-new-single-sold-down-the- river/ 
 

THE VINYL DISTRICT

http://www.thevinyldistrict.com/storefront/2019/07/velvet-starlings-the-tvd-first-date/ 
 

TREND AND CHAOS

https://trendandchaos.com/velvet-starlings-kids-in-droves/ 
 

LEFT BANK MAG

https://leftbankmag.com/2019/07/27/sounds-x-summer-19-tunes-for-your-road-trip/ 
 

INDEBANVAN

https://www.indebanvan.nl/indie/velvet-starlings-kondigt-nieuwe-ep-love-everything-love-everyone-aan/ 
 

MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC

http://www.maximumvolumemusic.com/band-of-the-day-velvet-starlings/ 
 

DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

https://doubtfulsounds.net/2019/07/18/new-music-velvet-starlings-kids-in-droves/ 
 

JITNEY BOOKS

https://jitneybooks.com/the-jitney-mixtape-episode-3/ 
 

ROCKAMBULA

https://www.rockambula.com/playlist-lunedi-15072019-bon-iver-yellow-days/ 
 

THE MEDIA MAN

https://themedianman.com/2019/06/28/velvet-starlings-kids-in-droves/ 
 

OUTLOUD CULTURE

http://outloudculture.com/2019/06/28/insiders-guide-rence-saticoy-julian-daniel-lena-leon-future-animals- merival-velvet-starlings-liam-duncan-and-blaise/ 
 

http://outloudculture.com/2018/10/14/insiders-guide-jerrica-alyssa-jeff-carl-velvet-starlings-francois-klark/ 
 

RAYNBOW AFFAIR

http://raynbowaffair.com/kids-in-droves-for-a-musical-win/ 
 

http://raynbowaffair.com/2018/11/velvet-starlings-has-the-fans-talking-with-if-life-aint-getting-you-high/ 
 

88.5FM

https://www.885fm.org/on-88-5-fm/playlist/?host=22&date=06/23/2019 
 

NEW KG

https://www.new-kg.com/single-post/2019/06/30/Velvet-Starlings-presents-Kids-in-Droves 
 

PETE’S ROCK NEWS AND VIEWS

http://petesrocknewsandviews.com/velvet-starlings/ 
 

MEDIUM.COM

https://medium.com/play-it-loud/velvet-starlings-love-everything-love-everyone-review-b4b486650c5d 
 

1ST DAY FRESH

https://1stdayfresh.com/2019/06/27/1df-velvetstarlings-brings-60s-inspired-single-kids-in-droves/ 
 

https://1stdayfresh.com/2018/10/13/velvet-starlings-brings-his-60s-influenced-single-sold-down-the-river/ 
 

SPINNIN STILL

https://spinninstill.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/music-velvet-starlings-kids-in-droves/ 
 

PM STUDIO

http://www.pmstudio.com/music/music.html?page=20190626-9757 
 

METAL ROCK PUNK NEWS

http://metal-rock-punk-news.blogspot.com/2019/06/velvet-starlings-kids-in-droves.html 
 

HYPE MACHINE

https://hypem.com/track/2vns2/Velvet+Starlings+-+Kids+in+Droves 
 

PATCHCHORD NEWS

http://www.patchchordnews.com/featured-artist-velvet-starlings-christian-gisborne/ 
 

LAST DAY DEAF

http://lastdaydeaf.com/the-2018s-ultimate-x-mas-playlist/ 
 

DESERT ISLAND CLOUD

https://www.desertislandcloud.com/post/181117724544/velvet-starlings-is-christian-gisborne-a 
 

THE PARTAE

https://thepartae.com/christmas-time-winter-paradise-infectious-holiday-anthem-indie-rock-singer-songwri ter-velvet-starlings/ 
 

SELECTION SORTIES

https://selectionsorties.net/2018/12/10/velvet-starlings-its-christmas-time/ 
 

AMERICANA UK

https://americana-uk.com/velvet-starlings-sold-down-the-river-listen 
 

REVIEWS LOVE EM

https://reviewsloveem.blogspot.com/2018/11/velvet-starlings-sold-down-river.html 
 

THE STRANGE BREW

https://thestrangebrew.co.uk/clocks-new-releases/ 
 

EARTHINGS

https://earthingsblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/you-think-youre-working-through-your-prime/ 
 

THE ALT NATION

https://thealtnation.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/watch-velvet-starlings-if-life-isnt-getting-you-high/ 
 

ROCK YOUR LYRICS

https://rockyourlyrics.com/youth-of-today-anthem-if-life-aint-getting-you-high-by-velvet-starlings/ 
 

GOBSMAG

https://www.gobsmag.nl/velvet-starlings-we-zijn-verkocht/ 
 

FIND A SONG BLOG

https://www.findasongblog.com/post/179111406693/find-a-altrock-song-velvet-starlings-sold-down 
 

WE LOVE THAT

https://www.welovethat.de/2018/velvet-starlings-sold-down-the-river/ 
 

COME HERE FLOYD

http://comeherefloyd.com/2018/10/415-indie-fascination-timber-mark-duggan-broken-baby-hero-the-band- sleepy-lizard/ 
 

LITTLE INDIE BLOGS

http://littleindieblogs.blogspot.com/2018/10/track-of-day-velvet-starlings-sold-down.html?m=1 
 

VOLATILE WEEKLY

http://volatileweekly.com/2018/10/check-out-this-song-by-velvet-starlings/ 
 

THAT BUZZING SOUND

https://thatbuzzingsound.com/2018/10/10/new-music-velvet-starlings-sold-down-the-river/ 
 

THE DAILY COUNTRY

http://thedailycountry.com/plugged-in/velvet-starlings-sold-down-the-river 
 

TRUE SK8BOARD MAG

https://truesk8boardmag.com/velvet-starlings-drops-new-single/ 
 

HITZOUND

https://www.hitzound.com/velvet-starlings-sold-down-the-river/ 
 

BLURRED CULTURE

http://blurredculture.com/velvet-starlings-christian-gisborne-is-ready-to-bring-the-vibes-of-the-60s-to-the- modern-day/ 
 

MUSIC MUSINGS AND SUCH

https://www.musicmusingsandsuch.com/musicmusingsandsuch/2018/11/1/interview-velvet-starlings 
 

ACTION NEWS NOW

https://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Chico-rock-band-Velvet-Starlings-headed-for-Europe-509 515471.html 
 

KULTURAKTIEBOLAGET

https://www.kulturaktiebolaget.se/artister/velvet-starlings-us 
 

REBEL NOISE

https://www.rebelnoise.com/articles/velvet-starlings-deliver-a-tasty-platter-of-rousing-and-retro-rock-n-roll 
 

BONGMINES ENTERTAINMENT

https://www.bongminesentertainment.com/velvet-starlings-sold-river/ 
 

CROONERS IN COFFEESHOPS

https://croonersincoffeeshops.com/2018/08/08/velvetstarlings/ 
 

IT’S NOT RECORDS

https://itsnotrecords.com/2018/10/12/sold-down-the-river-by-velvet-starlings/ 
 

WHYTT MAGAZINE

http://www.whyttmagazine.com/velvet-starlings-sold-down-the-river/ 
 

KINGS OF A&R

https://kingsofar.com/2018/10/15/velvet-starlings-sold-down-the-river/ 
 

THAT INDIE THING

https://thatindiethingblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/05/that-indie-thing-30-september-2019/ 
 

THE FOUNTAIN

https://thefountain.eu/features/2018/11/velvet-starlings-it-sounded-like-something-straight-out-of-the-psyc hedelic-sixties/ 
 

UNTITLED ROCK MAG

http://www.untitledrockmag.com/new-velvet-starlings-kids-droves/ 
 

IT’S EZ BREEZY

https://itsezbreezy.com/velvetstarlings/ 
 

THE SOUND LAB

https://www.thesoundlabuk.co.uk/post/the-sound-lab-radio-show-episode-148 
 

PURE GRAIN AUDIO

https://puregrainaudio.com/audio/velvet-starlings-kids-in-droves-free-song-download 
 

PM STUDIO

http://www.pmstudio.com/music/music.html?page=20190626-9757 
 

PLAYLISTS

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5f6jDA7zGg9jZuCYdTowLx 
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/54r4tNSSLcYI8OmLp372mz 
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5pcVmhsdlauZiRKBsVfgLF?si=4OgktAJLT7Cm4SMISR_Z7A 
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1jVi9I8S49HwcmIMPQI9GH?si=iRax1NmVRJ2SOOn0OxfdAQ&nd=1 
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4YCc5CC28rp9cLOo1IzcEk?si=3iVqbdH8QwWGWDnqqt4LJA 
https://soundcloud.com/desertislandcloud/sets/have-a-merry-christmas