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Lead singer and guitarist James Walsh explains, 'All This Life' came about quite quickly & effortlessly even down to the main lyric. I think that's why it has an upbeat fresh sound to it. It's about how easy it is to get weighed down with all the seriousness in life and how important it is finding joy and humour in people and things as much as you can even in small doses. 'There's no love without light'”.

The new single ‘All This Life’ is now available to stream here.

The single follows the recent reveal of the opening track from the album ‘Listen To Your Heart’, both tracks are now available to download immediately to fans when they pre-order the album from the Official Starsailor Store, iTunes or Amazon.

Exclusive signed items and special bundles are also available through theOfficial Starsailor StoreHERE.

All This Life is the band’s fifth studio album – and first since 2009 – and finds Starsailor re-energised and on outstanding form. They played to an ecstatic crowd in a packed Big Top Stage at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival and debuted a new track from the forthcoming album.

The band recently performed at British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park supporting Phil Collins and Blondie, and will be playing at Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool in August before embarking on a 12-date UK headline tour this October.

Pre-order All This Life the album now and stream/download the single ‘All This Life’ HERE.

Tickets are on sale now from


August 5th – Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool


12th– Cambridge, Junction

13th – Norwich, Waterfront

14th – Bristol, Bierkeller

16th – Leeds, Beckett Students’ Union

17th– Birmingham, O2 Institute 2

18th– Sheffield, Leadmill

19th– Liverpool, Academy

21st– Newcastle, Boiler Shop

22nd– Glasgow, O2 ABC

24th– Manchester, O2 Ritz

25th– Brighton, Concorde 2

26th– London, KOKO


Starsailor originally formed at Wigan & Leigh Music College by music students James Walsh (Vocals, Guitar), James Stelfox (Bass), and Ben Byrne (Drums). They were soon joined by keyboardist Barry Westhead who cemented the band’s sound.

Signing to EMI Records, they shot to fame with their debut album Love Is Here in 2001. Featuring the Top 10 single ‘Alcoholic’, the album was released to great critical acclaim and reached Number Two in the UK Album Charts going on to sell over half a million copies in the UK alone.

For the band’s second album Silence Is Easy in 2003, Starsailor worked with legendary producer Phil Spector, alongside Danton Supple (Elbow, Doves) and John Leckie (The Stone Roses, Radiohead). The album also reached Number Two in the UK and soon went Gold.