Woodstar – Life Sparks

Debut album from spiritual kin of Grandaddy and Flaming Lips

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Dublin five-piece Woodstar are superior Flaming Lips copyists. Singer Fin Chambers does a great Wayne Coyne, while the four players strive, and sometimes achieve, the luscious bombast of Lips instru-mentalists Drozd and Ivins. The credits on Life Sparks are impressive: Stephen Street produced five tracks, while Ben Hillier (of Blur’s Think Tank fame) did the honours on “Time To Bleed”, easily the best thing here, a sm


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