ASTRO

ASTRO

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Overflowing with the kind of uplifting melodies that glide over your ears and into the smiley part of your brain.

Songs you’re already singing along with by the second chorus of the first listen.

Songs that have a touch of magic to them.

Biography

Overflowing with the kind of uplifting melodies that glide over your ears and into the smiley part of your brain, Astro’s debut recording is testament to the power of a beautifully written pop song: a power that tickles you from the base of your spine to the fuzzy hairs on the back of your neck, burrowing itself in forever.

Draped in this elegant simplicity, the music of Astro is as fit for a daydream as their name - armed with the power and imagination of songs that explore both fantasy and reality – pushed high into the ether with the unmistakable familiarity of a soaring human voice. Songs that are written to service the good of the song, not the ego of its writers. Songs you’re already singing along with by the second chorus of the first listen.

Songs that have a touch of magic to them.

Driven and agile, Astro have worked hard and smart alike. From a home-base on the coast of Western Australia, the band have looked outwards at a bigger world. From scoring an NBC Universal song pitch, to finding themselves in the finals of the International Song Competition; Astro’s ambitions overseas are already proving to be worth the sweat.

Earning a Musicoz Award nomination as well as topping both MySpace’s Unsigned chart and triple j’s Unearthed chart; the tell-tale signs of Astro’s potential are mounting and becoming ever more clear. Their fan-base is growing and the band are uncovering an almost limitless commercial potential within their music.

And Astro feel like they should be on the radio, or etched into the soundtrack of a sweeping cinematic ending, because their music feels suitably grand. So from the shore of the Indian Ocean, Astro are looking towards an endless horizon, ready to share their music with the world and ready to make their mark upon it.

This is Astro’s first step, and they are taking it boldly. Head First.

Lyrics

Gather Your Hands

Written By: Brad Gandy & Kieran Slayer

Gather Your Hands

Gather your hands and put them together
Show the rest of the world that you can make noise
Stomp your feet and make that beat louder
Show the rest of the world that you can be in time

Wherever you are distractions remain
Inside and out holding you back again
Gather your hands for the start of something

All around us at once
It’s what we all need
Coming together keep us believing
All around us at once
It’s what we all need
Coming together

Losing yourself within the sound
Knowing where to go and how to land

Wherever you are distractions remain
Inside and out holding you back again
Gather your hands for the start of something

All around us at once
It’s what we all need
Coming together keep us believing
All around us at once
It’s what we all need
Coming together

We know, we know , we know this tune so well
Something old but new again
Yeah we know, yeah we know
We know, we know , we know this tune so well
Something old but new again
Yeah we know, yeah we know

Wherever you are distractions remain
Inside and out holding you back again
Gather your hands for the start of something

All around us at once
It’s what we all need
Coming together keep us believing
All around us at once
It’s what we all need
Coming together

Gather your hands and put them together
Show the rest of the world that
Show the rest of the world that we can be in time

Into the Fire

Written By: Brad Gandy & Kieran Slayer

INTO THE FIRE

Into the fire - we walk hand in hand
No one can save us - save us from this

We both watch as it all comes down
Into broken pieces that lay on the ground

I want to say - things I’ve left unsaid
I’m going to trust - you will understand

We both know there’s no stopping now
No chance of surrender this fate is ours
Into the fire
Into the fire

Into the fire - only a life time away
When these flames circle – no one on this earth is safe
Into the fire
Into the fire

Holding our heads up high
Stay strong fight that good fight

Into the fire
Into the fire

Into the fire - only a life time away
When these flames circle - no one on this earth is safe
Into the fire - only a life time away
When these flames circle - no one on this earth is safe
Into the fire
Into the fire
Into the fire
Into the fire

Into the fire - hand in hand
No one can save us - save us from this

Time On Your Clock

Written By: Brad Gandy & Kieran Slayer

TIME ON YOUR CLOCK

There still time on your clock
The moment has gone you must move on
You must move

There’s no shelter overhead planes race to their death
When they come crashing down
Everything comes down

Let’s watch the people walking about talking to each other not saying a word out loud

Who do you want to be? Make the time for it
Don’t let it go under ground
Who do you want to be?

There’s still time on your clock
But I know it’s ticking down
There’s still time to unlock
The meaning of this life

Talking to yourself making complete sense
Laugh at yourself while everybody is left with the debt
There’s so much left

Surrender to the void and the voices inside
Look around count the steps you’re lucky to be, lucky to be alive

Who do you want to be? Make some time for it
Don’t let it go under ground
Who do you want to be?

There’s still time on your clock
But I know it’s ticking down
There’s still time to unlock
The meaning of this life

Don’t stand around watching clocks tick down on you
Like it does on all of us - Time on your clock
Don’t stand around watching clocks tick down on you
Like it does on all of us - Time on your clock

There’s still time on your clock
But I know it’s ticking down
There’s still time to unlock
The meaning of

This life is all we have
So don’t let it slip away
Time on your clock
This life is all we have
So don’t let it slip away
Time on your clock
Time on your clock
This life is all we have
Don’t let it slip away - Time on your clock – this life is all we have

Blood Lines

Written By: Brad Gandy & Kieran Slayer

BLOOD LINES

I can see a red light, sunset going down
I’m in a small boat, slowly drifting out
I felt the sun rays, burning up my skin
On a dark wide ocean, where I begin

I feel the blood lines
Pumping through my life
Watching the sand move under my feet
We forget the good times
Focus on the low lights dragging us down the bottom of the sea

I’m walking a tight rope
Not as easy as it seems
Filtering the day light
Making something of my dreams

I feel the blood lines
Pumping through my life
Watching the sand move under my feet
We forget the good times
Focus on the low lights dragging us down the bottom of the sea

We’re all shore lines making our way out to sea
Life like a light house not know what it all means

So close, so close, so close, I can feel it
So close, so close, so close, I can reach it
So close, so close, so close, I can feel it
So close, so close, so close, I can reach it

Hoping for a king tide
A connection that completes
Rising from the surface
Up from underneath

I feel the blood lines
Pumping through my life
Watching the sand move under my feet
We forget the good times
Focus on the low lights dragging us down the bottom of the sea

We’re all shore lines making our way out to sea
Life like a light house not know what it all means

Watch for the aftermath
Blood lines that take you back
Pulling you down and underneath
We should know more by now
No time to figure out
Lines of blood are what we need

Discography

Debut E.P - Head First
Released 10.10.2010

All We See Is Sound
(released in August 2012)