With deep introspective lyrics based around failure and accepting that failure, “Hope” features some excellent brooding vocals with a back drop of mesmerising metronomic synths, exposed guitars and perfectly placed drums.
Young Astronauts, a four-piece group consisting of original founding members Chris and Pete Boakes formed in 2012 and saw the duo double, bringing in drummer Alex Esp and Paul Meeson on bass to make the lineup as it is today. The band have toured the UK performing in the majority of London's backroom venues including The Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, The Garage, and the Camden Assembly. Young Astronauts also have international success after gigging in Chengdu, Hong Kong and Beijing. They also have performances alongside Night Flowers, Rural Alberta Advantage and The Lottery Winners listed within their accomplishments.
Through releasing their previous two full length albums, “A Gold Frontier” a rockier sounding album and “Fawn” a folk driven collection, the band gained national radio play via BBC 6 Music and featured on the BBC Introducing podcast and appeared within “Clara”, a Canadian film starring Troian Bellisario and Patrick J Adams.
Initially starting pre-pandemic, “Pirouette & Fall”, the bands forthcoming EP was finished in between lockdowns in studios and bedrooms highlighting the bands adaptability. The collection saw Niko Battistini produce, mix and engineer the songs with Robin Schmidt ( Liam Gallagher, The 1975) on mastering duties. The upcoming EP features the most melodic and punchiest songs form Young Astronauts to date and highlights their ability to bring together intimate lyrics with soaring vocals wrapped in a distinguished soundscape.
“Hope”, the new single from Young Astronauts is out now on all major streaming platforms.