Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Delivering to us their second release ahead of their forthcoming 2022 EP ‘Pirouette & Fall’, Young Astronaut continue to polish their sound to mature their wealth of sounds and influences upon every passing single.
This time, the band that have toured across the UK, including almost every one of London’s backroom venues, have brought together an angsty commentary about rejecting social expectations and ideals, which is complimented by a backdrop of stomping drums, dancing bass, melodic brass, and atmospheric vocal ranges.
Young Astronaut have been together for 10 years now, so it is hardly confusing to hear such a finely tuned set of crafts in recent years. While their previous two full-length albums, Folk-driven ‘Fawn’ and rockier ‘A Gold Frontier’, garnered national radio play, they will hope ‘Pirouette & Fall’ will follow in their footsteps, elevating the band higher into potential stardom.
Their newest EP has been in the works since before the dreaded pandemic, so we should all expect sounds larger than life. ‘Hellions’ gives us just a sampling of what’s to come, with soaring sounds and swaying harmonies pulling at the heartstrings of every listener.
It’s punchy, it’s compelling, it’ll reel you in better than any fishing rod could - What more could you ask for in your listening?