123 Agency presents

Phebe Starr

Friday 07 July 2017 (opening 7:00 PM)

at Black Bear Lodge ( venue info )
Level 1 - 322 Brunswick Street (Mall), Fortitude Valley QLD


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ General Admission $15.30


To fully experience the Captivating, indiepop music of Phebe Starr, you have to understand the volume of her voice and velocity of her will. Because before she could even try to become a musician, she had to break through a sound barrier of sorts. Starr beamed herself into civilisation from the middle of nowhere, Dorrigo, Australia (population: 1000). She grew up with little money, no Internet, and was isolated on a farm. And yet, she says, “From an early age, I thought about art, community and all I wanted to do was explore. I had this instinct: to believe in the impossible.” She laughs. “Is that cliché?” Starr’s sonic, story-telling foundations included her eccentric mom’s feminist-rock catalog (everything from Joni to Janis) and her dad’s outlaw-country records (notably, Johnny Cash). She taught herself both piano and guitar by ear and spent hours experimenting with technology. ‘I would cut up cassettes and record improvisations over them. It was just me, creating.”

“Growing up, everyone tried to tell me how impractical and idealistic I was,” Starr says. In reality, nothing about Starr is trite. Her first stride towards global recognition came three years ago, when with absolutely no web presence, she dropped Zero, her debut EP. On the strength her stunning, echoing elegy “Alone With You, everyone from Vogue to Perez Hilton did the social-networking for her, earning synchs on TV shows, movies and even a Samsung commercial. (The latter was particularly surreal, since the only spot to get mobile reception in Dorrigo is at the tip-top of a hill.) This surprise success galvanised Starr even more. “It was a beautiful accident that affirmed in me that art has value,” she enthuses.

Most recently her new single “Feel My Love” gained the attention with American audiences and was named one of Glamour Magazines “14 Badass women of SXSW”. “Feel My Love” has garnered over 2.5 million plays on Spotify and won First place in International songwriting comp unsigned only AAA category. Chronicles her 2nd E.P is due out early 2017.

“A mark of great artists is the ability to translate devastating moments into resonating beauty, and Starr certainly achieves this.”

“The comparisons to Lykke Li are not without warrant. She packs the emotion that has helped propel Li to indie-icon status. Despite the similarity, Starr is on a trajectory all her own, though.”
Nylon Mag

“Lavender Scars” features a multi-layered synth pop buildup culminating in a glorious release around the 2:10 mark when Starr confidently proclaims, “It don’t hurt anymore.” We love that this song brings back fond memories of Imogen Heap, Frou Frou, and the likes.”
One’s To Watch

“Her hypnotising voice sings about becoming lost in dreams"
Interview Magazine

"Phebe Starr is the latest pop starlet from down under to make our collective heart skip a beat. You're about to seriously fall head over heels for Phebe Starr, but it's ok, we're all in this together.”
Neon Gold

"Phebe Starr is serving it!!! This Australian is channeling some old school Kate Bush meets new school Marina & The Diamonds! A fave and another fave! AND, in addition to great music, Phebe Starr is also serving us some great and interesting visuals too!"
Perez Hilton

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*