Stars is a band from Canada that has produced seven albums since a collective coming together in 1999. All the band members grew up in Toronto. Influenced by songwriters such as Paddy McAloon (Prefab Sprout) and Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) the band's output also hints at an admiration for British bands like The Smiths and New Order. I first became aware of the band in 2001 when a unique version of The Smiths 'This Charming Man' was recorded by the group. The band kicked off a European Tour at Dublin's Opium Rooms on Saturday 10.01.15, promoting the most recent album 'No One Is Lost', released on ATO Records. The sell out show was a feast of good vibes with songs predominantly from the new album. The back catalogue well was also raided to good effect. What surprised me what the number of young cool kids in the audience, singing along to every song. The future is secure for Stars with the band's music appealing to new generations hungry for something leading away from pop's main street.The set list is included below.