“Lavender Scars” by Phebe Starr

"Lavender Scars" by Phebe Starr is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'. Phebe has also announced a handful of American tour dates.

Australia-born/Los Angeles-based Phebe Starr returns with a new single offering. “Lavender Scars” premiered yesterday and is released digitally today, Friday July 15th. Highlighted by melodic textures and Starr’s emotive vocals, the track builds to an expansive soundscape that illustrates a very personal sentiment.

She comments:
“I wrote this song to honor the importance of freedom in the midst of grief … I was working alone in the studio when I received a text from a close friend of mine. Her father, who had had a long struggle with illness, had finally passed. I didn’t know what to say. Life hadn’t really prepared me to handle the harsh reality of loss in my own life or in anyone I was close to … Immersing myself in this moment of vulnerability helped me to embrace the uncomfortable disconnect of experiencing someone else’s pain.”

On the heels of her critically acclaimed single “Feel My Love” that garnered over 1.2 million streams, Starr has announced a series of U.S. dates in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

With new music on the horizon, stay tuned for more and be sure to catch her live show in a city near you!

Phebe Starr Tour Dates:
8/16: Los Angeles, CA @ Skybar
8/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
9/15: New York, NY @ Sofar Sounds
10/14: Chicago, IL @ Art Institute


Phebe Starr’s debut EP Zero released in 2014 and quickly gained comparisons to the likes of heavyweights Lykki Li, Florench Welch, and Sia. Featuring hit single “Alone With You” the five track EP garnered extensive radio play with Australia’s Triple J and saw her touring with Of Monsters And Men, The Paper Kites, and more.