- Music video for “Worstcase Scenario” in production.
- Notable gigs include: Hevy Fest, Total Rock, BBC Kent.
- ”Touring in 2009/2010.
- Worstcase Scenario
- Last Hurrah
- Tactics (We’ll Sleep When You’re Dead)
- Breathings Overrated
- 13 Ways To Better Than You
- If You Build It
- Behind The Music – Survivors Guide
About this Release
The Startover’s new CD, Survivor’s Guide, is loaded with everything from sinister chord progressions to consistently catchy melodies, from gut wrenching beat downs to subtle hints of electronica and all whilst maintaining their own distinctive edge to the pop punk sound.
Survivor’s Guide hosts seven tracks all boasting a commercial but independent sound telling tales of growing up, chasing girls, pure aggression and finding independence in such a spoon fed culture.
Critics may not label The Startover as the most ground breaking band they’ve ever heard – taking influences from bands like Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World and Fightstar, but the band would never admit to being anything different and some bands just do it better than others.
If honest, catchy song writing and bags of character is what you’re looking for then look no further. The Startover have truly arrived.
Behind The Music – Survivors Guide
When writing our songs, it usually starts with one of us coming into practice with an initial idea, then by the end the final song sounds nothing like how it did when we first began. Everyone gets involved, we throw ideas around, try 101 different ways to play certain bits and whatever fits best sticks. Sometimes we have whole songs already when taking them to practice, sometimes we just have a riff or a vocal line and we build from there. We all bring different strengths to the table when writing whether they be melody lines, harmonies, structuring, riffs, hooks, or pure frank the beef. Everybody has their own style and it works with what we do.
The name for Survivors Guide didn’t come till well after the C.D was finished, we’d thrown around a few ideas and nothing seemed to stick, we had some serious ideas like “It’s a good time to be alive” and well stupid ones like ‘culinary classics’. Survivors Guide seemed to fit the song titles and what the songs were about for us. We’ve always been a firm believer in writing songs for ourselves and then if other people like them it’s kool; it saves trying to stay in trend and write with the times this way! So some of our songs are about well random stuff that’s happened in our lives, some are about situations we’ve been apart of or witnessed, some are about relationships be it with girls or friends and some are just upbeat fun fight anthems that everyone has a little bit of tucked away inside them. Everyone needs a party song!
We love it when people either post lyrics from our songs online or have them written on their bags or whatever. It’s so awesome to see that something we wrote in our bedrooms about something completely separate has some small impact on somebody and they’ve found a way to relate to our music and share in what we love doing.
Worst Case Scenario: I’m making friends by accident; in broken cars and ambulance’s is taken from the opening track of the E.P which tells a story of finding friends and tackling relationships in often difficult circumstance and context.
Tactics: This song is about wanting to escape from where we live and explore the world; everyone gets bored of being stuck in the same place for too long, seeing the same faces everyday and following in the same mind numbing routine. This song is about leaving all that behind and finding out who you really are.