The lie of a new life

January 15, 2024


Clarity, authenticity, and the habit-turned-custom of crafting great songs could set a band apart from many others. Using blues as a primary influence to achieve a unique sound and elevate it to the status of a style is undoubtedly a success, an achievement reserved for only a few. Determination, hard work, and faith are indispensable ingredients to achieve this.

Away from trends and tendencies, hailing from the heart of Basque Country, StarBlues was formed in 2010 in the Goierri region. Their proposal stands on two fundamental principles: Blues-Rock essence and Euskera language, paying special attention to lyrics. From the release of their first single in 2013 titled “Amets gaitzko bat,” through their debut record named “Gu geu” in 2016, “Hitz gatibuak” release in 2020, and after several lineup changes, the band led by guitarist and vocalist Jon Barreros consolidates with Mikel Atxega on bass, Yon Labayen on keyboards, and Unai Lopetegi on drums and percussion. A band under Barreros’ direction that has emerged as a reference in the circuit, one of the most genuine and original proposals on the scene, and undoubtedly the primary exponent of Blues sung in Euskera.

Recorded and mixed at Pottoko Studios in Beasain by Fredi Peláez, “Bizi berri baten gezurra” (The lie of a new life)  essentially follows in the footsteps of its magnificent predecessor, with the added virtue of the band’s journey on the road, the experience, and the know-how of a project that has been evolving for ten years thanks to its unique philosophy and a rather uncommon way of seeing the blues.


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