The Australian band Deadstar formed out of necessity. Guitarist Barry Palmer (of Hunters & Collectors and Melbourne session drummer Peter Jones had completed tracks for a film score and were in need of lyrics and vocals. They enlisted ex-Plums singer Caroline Kennedy and, although little came of the film, the three chose to make their artistic union a going concern. In the UK, Discordant Records picked up the single "Valentine's Day," selling through the initial pressing. The three were joined on a tour in the UK by ex-Crowded House bassist Nick Seymour, but he left the group to be replaced by another of Kennedy's Plums bandmates, Peter McCracken. Additionally, Michael Den was added as a second guitarist. Together, Deadstar has released three albums, 1996's Deadstar, 1997's Milk, and 1999's Somewhere Over The Radio. ~ Tom Demalon
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