Described by Nexus as, 'a colossus of sound... (with) thunderous grooves and aggressive delivery,' Stardrunk were oa band that polarised Hamilton music lovers. Many saw their sound as too commercial, and pandering to the lowest common denominator; others found it to be powerful and unique within their grunge/nu-metal genre (lead singer Andrew Holmes played an acoustic guitar almost exclusively, and never resorted to rapping as many other similar bands did).
Both Stardrunk and fellow Htown rock band Stadium made the finals of the 2002 National Battle of the Bands. As both groups shared many of the same fans and friends, a bus was hired to ship them all up to Auckland for the grand final (held at the Powerstation). Both played well, but on the night Stardrunk were considered one step above the other nine groups, and took it out.
Original copies of the first, self-titled E.P. are highly sought after by fans. After their sudden dissapearence in 2005, they released almost every single song for download at www.stardrunk.com.
- Complete Control
- Stand Tall
- Wanna Let Go
- Coin (1999)
- Andrew Holmes – Acoustic Guitar / Vocals
- Aden Mackness – Guitar
- Dan Rubock – Bass
- Dylan Raethel – Drums