The Separators – “Shooting Star”

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Crisp-clean production and a predictably fun structure help guide “Shooting Star”, which introduces a fantastic chorus around 01:20 that touts The Separators’ overall sound and potential — with a stylistic arsenal that reminds me of Franz Ferdinand, The Hold Steady, and Arctic Monkeys. The verses play it rather safe both instrumentally and emotively, but it’s a rather successful maneuver in getting the chorus to sound especially effervescent.

The fresh-faced group is comprised of guitarist Alex Abel, drummer Matt Abel, and vocalist/bassist Colin Deery — with none of the members even 21 years old yet. It’s clear they are beyond their years, and Lancaster Online did a nice story here on how the band and their love for music started. With a full album release set for sometime in the near future, The Separators’ ceiling is limitless. Check out their previous EP, Sixes & Sevens, below:

Mike Mineo

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