Tin Star (band)

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Tin Star
Origin London, England
Genres Electronica
Years active 1996–2005
Labels V2 Records

Tin Star were a British electronica band formed in 1996.[1] Dave Tomlinson and Tim Bricheno were formerly in the Band X-CNN together in the early nineties.


Tomlinson and Bricheno were discussing their musical future together in a London pub. Their conversation was overheard by Tim Gordine who introduced himself and they formed the band together. The group signed to V2 Records and released their debut album, The Thrill Kisser, in 1999. The album had been recorded in Gordine's apartment in London and the restricted space meant the group adapted to using machines rather than a drum kit.[2]

The group scored a hit on US rock radio with "Head", which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Modern Rock charts in 1999.[3] A second LP, Dirty Bird, followed in May 2001.[4]

The group has since split up.

Film and TV[edit]

  • The song "Dirty Bird" was used in one of the episodes of the TV series, Felicity (Episode 13, season 1).
  • "Head" and "Disconnected Child" were used in the film Gossip.[5]
  • "Head" is used in episode 1.3 Monsters of Roswell TV show.[6]
  • "Head" is used in the movie The Sixth Sense during the children's birthday party scene.[7]



Studio albums[edit]


  1. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ O'Connor, Christopher (19 March 1999). "Tin Star Use 'Head' To Shine On American Airwaves". MTV News. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  4. ^ Frampton, Scott, ed. (July 2001). "Just Out". CMJ New Music Monthly. No. 94. New York: Robert K Haber. p. 93. ISSN 1074-6978. 
  5. ^ Lawrenson, Edward. "Gossip (2000)". old.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Burnett, Robyn (2002). "8. Roswell Episode Guide". Crash into me : the world of Roswell. Toronto: ECW Press. p. 153. ISBN 1-55022-539-1. 
  7. ^ The Sixth Sense (1999), retrieved 2017-08-29