Stars of Aviation were a pop group from Brighton and London. They met in university Russian class in 1998 and started playing together in 2000. Since then, they grew in number to eight and featured guitars, drums, trumpet, accordion, keyboards and bassoon. Stars of Aviation released a number of EPs and singles. Marie et l'Accordeon, released on Kitchen Records in 2006, gained radio play from Huw Stephens on Radio 1 and a number of BBC 6Music shows and was described as 'a slice of escapist wonder'.