Alex The Astronaut

Ben Harper and Angus & Julia Stone to co-headline SummerSalt Festival across Australia

October 8, 2022

Angus & Julia Stone and Ben Harper will co-headline an all-star line-up at the SummerSalt festival that will hit iconic locations across five states in late January and February 2023. Supporting the co-headline acts are Canadian act City And Colour along with The Rubens, Middle Kids and Alex The Astronaut across eight dates from January […]

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New Music Discoveries 20th May: Alex the Astronaut, James Vincent McMorrow, Soccer Mommy and more

May 20, 2022

We’ve added ten more tracks to our Discovery playlist on Apple Music and Spotify. This week, our Track of the Week is “Haircut” from Alex the Astronaut. The single, which is bubbling with positivity and joy, is from Alex’s forthcoming album How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater which is out July 22nd. Danceable and joyful, […]

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New Music Discoveries 4th March: Neighbour, Alex the Astronaut and more

March 4, 2022

As we head into March this week we have added ten tracks to our Discovery playlist, including three exclusive premieres. This week our Track of the Week is “Don’t Tell Your Mother” from Neighbour. Neighbour is the musical project of aspiring comedian/musician, Ryan Nebauer. “Don’t Tell Your Mother” is a moving song that Ryan wrote […]

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Sydney’s Enmore Theatre to reopen with Gala night featuring Ian Moss, Alex The Astronaut, Red Riders and more

February 5, 2021

Sydney’s iconic inner-west live music venue, the Enmore Theatre, is officially reopening and celebrating their well timed refurbishment with a grandiose Gala night on Monday February 22nd. The Sounds of Sydney (Re)Opening Night Gala is more than a party for the historic renovated building, but also a celebration of Sydney’s music scene, with an array […]

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The 40 Best Australian Tracks of 2020

December 14, 2020

As voted by our contributors for the 12th consecutive year, we’re thrilled to end 2020 with a list of our favourite Australian songs of the year. Unlike the albums list you saw last week, today we’re keeping things simple: inviting you to listen to a playlist of the 40 tracks our writers chose. We hope […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2020

December 10, 2020

the AU review is proud to announce The 40 Best Albums of 2020, from Australia and around the world. Who will top our 12th annual list? Read on to find out, and enjoy streams of the records as you scroll through. 40. San Cisco – Between You & Me After more than a decade together, San […]

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Album of the Week: Alex The Astronaut – The Theory of Absolutely Nothing (2020 LP)

August 20, 2020

Who said science and the arts can’t go hand-in-hand? At a time where everyone is being told that STEM is more important than the arts, it’s the Venn diagrams like Alex The Astronaut that help put everything into perspective. Equal parts scientist and musician, Alex The Astronaut has taken a few years to put to […]

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Tony Burke

Tony Burke: The Australian Songs I Want To See Live Again

August 6, 2020

Tony Burke has been the federal member for Watson since 2004. When not serving his constituency, he follows his passion for music. Here he outlines the songs he wishes to see live again, and what ignites his passion for them. We’ve also put together a spotify playlist of these, so do take a listen. There’s […]

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Track of the Day: Alex The Astronaut “Lost” (2020)

May 11, 2020

Alex the Astronaut has just dropped the first single, “Lost”, off her forthcoming debut album, The Theory of Absolutely Nothing. Her two previous EP’s To Whom It May Concern and See You Soon demonstrated her innate ability of this gifted songwriter to capture the zeitgeist of our times. With her songs, you always feel like […]

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Aussies Abroad: Alex the Astronaut, Riley Pearce, Tora and more set to play Boardmasters 2020

February 5, 2020

The line-up for Boardmasters 2020 has dropped and it is huge! Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the Cornish-based festival has dropped a hundred plus strong line-up. Skepta, Kings Of Leon, and The 1975 are amongst the headliners of the three day festival. Joining them will be a handful of some of Australia’s finest too. Indie surf rockers Caravãna Sun will take […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jack River, Didirri and Alex The Astronaut are touring North America together

January 20, 2020

We at the AU are a huge fan of amazing bills of Australians going to tour overseas together, and your latest favourite threesome have just announced they’ll be playing some shows in the US and Canada together for the first time. Aussie acts Didirri, Alex The Astronaut and Jack River are all headed to SXSW […]

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Live Review: Party In The Paddock Day Two – The Jungle Giants, The Presets, Kwame, Good Doogs; White Hills (08.02.19)

February 10, 2019

Party In The Paddock Day Two is where the magic really started with the opening of the main paddock and a large variety of acts and activities spread throughout the day. Early morning yoga was the perfect refresh from the energies of the previous night with the relaxing activity helping forget the memories of a […]

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Live Review: Alex The Astronaut + Hachiku – The Factory Theatre, Marrickville (29.11.18)

November 30, 2018

Alex The Astronaut has definitely been kicking a few goals the past couple of years. From moving back to Australia, to releasing both of her EPs, to gracing the higher echelons of The Hottest 100, she has been flat chat. And in amongst all these feats, she’s still found the time to tour religiously and […]

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Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly joins Alex The Astronaut, Hachiku and Emily Soon in Melbourne

November 26, 2018

On Thursday night in Melbourne, Alex The Astronaut was joined on stage by the one and only Paul Kelly, with Hachiku and Emily Soon taking on support duties. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us these photos from the show:

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Live Review: Alex the Astronaut and Paul Kelly cover David Bowie in Melbourne as Hachiku and Emily Soon support Alex’s Space Tour

November 26, 2018

Australia has always been known for folksy storytelling and our love of music. We’ve seen it through countless generations from Slim Dusty, Paul Kelly and now again in Alex The Astronaut. It’s the connective power of these stories and how relatable they are that makes these artists people to look up to and celebrate. Thursday […]

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Track of the Day: Alex the Astronaut “Happy Song” (2018)

October 24, 2018

Alex the Astronaut has released her new single “Happy Song” ahead of her forthcoming Space Tour this November. This track, equally optimistic and melancholic, was performed for the first time to a packed tent at this years Splendour in the Grass. Aiming straight for the heart, “Happy Song” perfectly pairs gloominess with buoyancy, delivering a […]

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Photo Gallery: Yours & Owls Day Two ft. Cub Sport + Methyl Ethel and more – Stuart Park, Wollongong (30.09.18)

October 2, 2018

The second day of Yours & Owls brought more incredible talent to the Wollongong foreshore including Cub Sport, Methyl Ethel, Pist Idiots, Alex The Astronaut, Sarah Blasko, Hockey Dad, Alison Wonderland and many, many more. Danny Hanssen brings us back these photos from the festivities:

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Single of the Day: Alex the Astronaut “Waste of Time” (2018)

July 20, 2018

Not far from hitting the stage at Spin Off Festival in Adelaide today or Splendour in the Grass tomorrow, Sydney’s Alex the Astronaut snuck out a long awaited new song on triple j Good Nights last night! “Waste of Time”, her first new track of the calendar year is a stellar indication of just how much […]

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Skegss join Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival line up this July

May 17, 2018

The return of the Spin Off Festival this year will be bringing the likes of The Wombats, The Jungle Giants and Yungblud through the Adelaide punters in amid the Splendour in the Grass madness, and today, Skegss have joined the bill. The band have already struck up a mad connection with fans right around the country, picking up the mantle […]

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Alex The Astronaut, Client Liaison, Didirri & more for Primavera Pro 2018

May 14, 2018

The annual Primavera festival is fast approaching, with this year’s festival held from May 30th through to June 3rd in Barcelona. Thanks to a number of collaborations between Primavera Pro, Primavera Sound and  numerous national offices, this year’s Primavera festival features the likes of Australia, Chile, South Africa and the Balearic Islands, totalling up to […]

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Alex Lahey, Jen Cloher & The Jungle Giants among multiple AIR Award nominees for 2018

April 17, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards returns to Adelaide this July for its second year in South Australia, coming to the Queen’s Theatre on July 26th. Along with the AIR Awards, the two-day Indie-Con Australia Conference also comes back to Adelaide, hosted by The Hindley on July 26th and 27th, welcoming industry folk from around the country to come […]

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BOAT SHOW, Timberwolf, Ziggy Ramo to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Hills Are Alive

December 5, 2017

South Gippsland drawcard event, The Hills Are Alive, celebrates 10 years in 2017 and the organisers have grouped together a great line up of artists to mark the occasion and bring punters good times next March. The Farm is hosting the likes of BOAT SHOW, Ziggy Ramo, Timberwolf, Alex the Astronaut and more this year, and as co-producer Aidan McLaren has explained […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 4, 2017

Shockingly, we find ourselves in the second half of 2017 already. In terms of new music, we’ve been hit with some heavy releases from some of pop music’s biggest names, while some of our favourite Australian artists have come out swinging with impressive album and EP releases all their own. As the first week of […]

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Album Review: Alex The Astronaut – To Whom It May Concern (2017 EP)

April 18, 2017

It’s a little demoralising finding a musician who is infinitely more talented than you in plenty more areas than just music. In this instance, it’s Alex The Astronaut, the multi-talented musician, soccer player, and scientist. Smarts and sporting prowess aside, Alex The Astronaut is a seriously talented, and supremely wordy lyricist and musician. Here on […]

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Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell linking up for national ‘Distant Call’ tour

April 4, 2017

Two of our finest, Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell, have just announced a joint tour that is not to be missed this Winter – a nice little home run of shows for the duo who have also been dominating on their own overseas. The tour will be the first time both Tebbutt and Mitchell have performed together […]

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Alex The Astronaut on her debut EP To Whom It May Concern, science and creativity

March 28, 2017

Sometimes you get a rare moment, when an artist is really just happy to have a chat. Not just about music, but about exactly to whom it may concern, words and how science and creativity combine. This is pretty much exactly what happened when I sat down and had a chat with Alex the Astronaut. […]

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Alex The Astronaut kicks off The AU Sessions for 2017 with “Already Home”

January 20, 2017

Chances are likely that you’ve heard “Already Home” over the course of this month on the j’s. The lady behind the catchy tune, Alex The Astronaut, brought the song to Enmore Park in Sydney recently, kicking off the AU Sessions for 2017! Back home for the summer and some select shows on the east coast, the singer is […]

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Music Video of the Day: Alex The Astronaut “Already Home” (2016)

December 20, 2016

“Already Home” has become a recent favourite of ours, we’re pitting Alex The Astronaut to have a promising year now 2017 is coming knocking. The single, recorded in Melbourne earlier this year, now also has a music video – the landscape has been swapped for that of upstate New York, directed by Roland Ellis. Following Alex and […]

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