Astronot
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Astronot

Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom
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You can't go much further north than Thurso without shaking hands with Eskimos - the bracing wind tearing at your face should remind you that this ain't Kansas. It's a surprise then, to discover a genuine treasure in these hostile climes. Highlanders who play rock 'n' roll, a bit like Foo Fighters reborn in a Caithness croft. Almost from blast off the pace accelerates, with riffs and songs flashing by like landscape beside a speeding train. Lead track "Keep Your Dreams" sums up Astronot - the everyman battling against small town indifference, dreaming of a victory that may never come. Sharp as a scythe with a tenderness to match, Astronot are an intriguing proposition. Time to hit the North. - The Fly Magazine


Nobody seems to know where the problem lies with bands these days. Ever since Pete Doherty and co. crawled out of that fateful crack den it seems that something has been lacking from the world of guitar music. Astronot seem to know the answer: great, big hairy riffs, played by great big hairy Highlanders. Hailing from Thurso (just North of nowhere map fans) the band have built up a solid live reputation with a searingly tight set. This EP screams "rock is back" until it's throat is raw, and it's frets are covered in blood. Full throttle, totally committed riot 'n' roll from the sticks, Astronot seem set to scare the bejesus out of the hairspray and skinny jeans brigade. A tartan Foo Fighters, watch this lot soar into the stratosphere.

4/5 - is this music? magazine


Discography

Transgression EP (2007)
Renaissance EP (2008)
Infinte Silence EP (TBC)

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Brought up to believe there was no way out of the mediocrity and depression that is life in shits-ville, Astronot (Stevie Bruce, Jamie Reid, Ally Macinosh and Darren Macleod) started making a lot of noise together in order to escape the depression of their radiation riddled homeland of Caithness in the freezing far north of Scotland. Fusing vicious guitar lines and aggressive drumming all drenched in melody, the 4 piece soon had a local following and were ready to venture further south in order to gain more exposure.