“It’s all pretty vigorous stuff as the stabbing riffs in Animal Riot and the abrupt delivery of the lyrics in What You Do to Me keep things throbbing along.. exuberance is also channeled through the addition of a dance edge to their songs, giving an added freshness to a punchy sound.”
Sydney Morning Herald Metro
“Byron Bay’s The Black Stars are channeling the best in contemporary Australian rock from Eskimo Joe to The Living End – and doing it well too.
“..these melodies make you want to crowd surf (if you still could) while singing along to a contagious chorus. Elementary has a modern punk edge (without Blink 182-style cringe worthiness), gritty, grinding guitar and the catchy hooks of Tegan and Sara or Magic Dirt.”
“Byron Bay trio The Black Stars know how to make it good and make it fast. From their debut album Elementary comes the lead single Here Right Now, a tune full of romping drums, singalong vocals and a hell of a riff.”
The Music Network
Laid down with Brisbane producer Magoo, this high-octane debut rockets along with all the right pop-punk moves. Single ‘Here Right Now’ channels the Foo Fighters singalongability..
Triple J Magazine