Before 2002 came to an end, the band headed back into the studio to record a sophomore effort. The soft-hued Heart was released to critical acclaim in the U.K. before Christmas; Heart appeared on the Canadian label Arts & Crafts
during summer 2003. The ambitious Set Yourself on Fire followed two years later, and all of its tracks were creatively remixed by the band's peers. Stars released those remixed songs on a new album, Do You Trust Your Friends?, in 2007. During July of that year, as a preemptive measure to beat any blog leaks of their next record, Stars made In Our Bedroom After the War available for download two months before its actual September release date. They also created their own label, Soft Revolution
, which released the band's next studio album, The Five Ghosts, in 2010.
After moving to the ATO
label, Stars released their sixth album, The North, in the summer of 2012. A more buoyant and playful collection than recent releases, the positive vibes continued two years later with the upbeat disco-influenced No One Is Lost. Led by singles "Privilege" and "We Called It Love," Stars returned in late 2017 with There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light. ~ Kenyon Hopkin, Rovi