Band of the Week: Estrella

Rising stars Estrella rock the Band of the Week Show

This week's featured band is Estrella! You can hear them live on the Band Of The Week Show on Monday the 10th of August from 8-10pm, where you'll hear some of their studio tracks, and some acoustic tunes live - as well as getting to know the band and what they're up to.

Since kicking off their first UK Tour and the release of their debut album - “Come Out to Play” - in May 2012, Scottish rockers Estrella have been earning themselves a reputation as one of the best live up-and-coming British rock bands around today!

Selling out headline gigs, they have created a real underground buzz within the UK’s rock community for not only delivering irrepressible live performances - where stunning lead guitar solos meet a captivating frontman and undoubtedly more than a hint of sibling showmanship rivalry!

Their sound is straight-up olc school rock - riffs, thunderous beats and anthemic choruses - delivered with a fresh modern twist that places rock back in today’s mainstream music. Estrella add an energetic, refreshing new feel to the rock genre yet they still remind us of the acts we all love, such as Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC and Bon Jovi. Their much awaited second album We Will Go On (release June 2015) is a searing, unapologetic slice of top quality rock.  

Some very talented veterans of the rock world have lent their hands to the making of this latest album, produced by Nick Brine (The Darkness, Brice Springsteen, Oasis) and recorded at the infamous Rockfield Studios in Wales, the very studios in which Queen recorded ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Pre-production and mastering duties were taken up by Pete Shoulder (The Union), Luke Morley (Thunder, The Union) and Pete Maher (Rolling Stones, U2, Killers, Jack White, Katy Perry, The Killers). You can, of course, request tracks from this album at any time on shmuFM.

To request Estrella's tracks on any of our live shows by getting in touch with us on 01224 483413, by texting 60300 and starting your message with SHMU then a space - also, please leave your name so we know who to dedicate it to - or by emailing us on

The Band Of The Week Show is repeated every Friday at midnight until 2am on 99.8FM, and you can listen to the show here on our website using the live stream or Listen Again feature.