As monikers go, Starcrawler might be more a more literal band name than you think: this act, punctuated by art school kids and fronted by the daughter of one of LA's premier rock shutterbugs, slinks and shrieks through their initial release. It seems they were destined for stardom, well, since they were crawling.
Yes, that's Beck's daughter on the album cover. Yes, that was the back of lead singer Arrow de Wilde's head featured in a Bleachers anthem video. Yes, it's de Wilde's obsession with Ozzy Osbourne that appears to fuel her messy, frenzied, even occasionally bloodstained turns onstage.
But if we're being honest, it's the shredded guitar riffs of 17 year old wunderkind Henri Cash that put the star in the name, and somewhere in this alchemy is a boiling cauldron of now that seems to have stood the LA music scene up on end. Say this for Starcrawler, winner of this year's SXSW Grulke award for Best Up and Coming Act: they're not dull.