Recent Press

Below are recent press and interviews of Kinnie Starr.

THE REMARKABLE MUSICAL CAREER OF SUNSHINE COAST ARTIST KINNIE STARR

- All Points West with Kathryn Marlow, CBC

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WIN OR LOSE (2021)

"Well the world went pop/and all heads turned at once.” The lines that so memorably open Win or Lose, the new song from Kinnie Starr, are also the ones that sparked the rest of the song. And yes, they’re about the COVID-19 pandemic.

- Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun

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SG̲AAWAAY K'UUNA - EDGE OF THE KNIFE (2020)

"Recording in indie rock, hip hop, art-pop, folk, EDM, spoken word and other genres, Starr defies categorisation, and the eerie, loaded ambient tone of the soundtrack shows another dimension to her work."

- Various Small Flames

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ARTIST AND ACTIVIST KINNIE STARR HEADLINES KITTY LUNDY MEMORIAL LECTURE (2018)

- YFile - York University

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FROM FAR AWAY (2014)

KINNIE STARR - "I'M READY" (TRACK REVIEW)

"The track's upbeat tempo, driven by Starr's full, soulful vocals and backed by playful, strong beats would find itself equally at home on the dance floor or a summer deck party."

Rhea Rollmann - POP Matters

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KINNIE STARR RELEASE POWERFUL NEW ALBUM, FROM FAR AWAY

..hard-hitting lyrics with a decidedly feminist perspective are delivered in a singsong hip-hop style. Starr’s sweet-girl voice has an edge that suggests urgency but her tribal beats will send you to the dance floor first.”

- Lynn Saxberg, The Ottawa Citizen

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KINNIE STARR ON WHY 'FROM FAR AWAY' ISN'T HIP HOP AGGRO GROOVE (INTERVIEW)

 - Real Style Network

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GIMME YOUR ANSWERS: AN INTERVIEW w/ KINNIE STARR

Alisha Atout, the Interview Queen

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“Her versatility throughout is what makes this album extraordinary … Starr has tackled and conquered modern and familiar genres with courage and accuracy, a feat made more impressive by her DIY approach to recording.”

- Mackenzie Herd, Exclaim! Magazine

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“...reflects the diversity of her skills while exemplifying her talent for creating tracks that can be considered works of art in their own right.The eclectic nature of each track on the album truly makes it remarkable to listen to.”

- Destyni Deluca, The Gateway Online

“Starr has established herself as an artist of unwavering moral integrity, a passionate environmental activist, and a singer-songwriter of uncommon talent.”

- Alex McPherson, Verb Magazine

KISS IT (2013)
 

“...the album turns popular rap on its head, trading in the genre's ever-present male-fuelled/male-ruled sexuality for a female perspective on desire.”

- Julia Leconte, NOW Magazine, Toronto

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“...a big, brash statement on art, nature, gender identity, sexuality and the politics tied within all of them.”

- Francois Marchand, The Vancouver Sun

"...a master at mixing worlds, transcending borders and declaring sovereignty."

- Indian Country Today Media Network

A DIFFERENT DAY (2010)

"Kinnie Starr is not fast food pop nor is she entirely hip hop. She is a multi-faceted, educated artist who knows and speaks her own mind in rap, in song and on the page"

- Shelley Gummeson, Earshot! Online

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“... brilliant hip-hop/rap skills that express her various philosophies and insights … If you’re a fan of Neko Case, Jenny Lewis or Feist, you will connect to the music on 'A Different Day'.”

- Media Indigena

ANYTHING (2007)

KINNIE STARR: ANYTHING

“After listening to Anything, Kinnie Starr’s latest release, I’ve been telling everyone I can find to buy the CD when it comes out… Listening to Kinnie Starr’s album might be as close as I’m gonna get to finding a soul mate.”

- Quentin B. Huff, PopMatters

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SUN AGAIN (2003)

“... such a standout… best described as a trip-hop cocktail.”

- Michael Paoletta, Billboard 

“...slyly infectious melodies glide over crisp, muted beats, while her cool, languorous voice switches gears from street-corner surly to rapt yet reserved passion.”

- Mark Kereseman, SF Weekly