Calling All Astronauts
Calling All Astronauts are a London based, politically charged three-piece, known for their ability to mix electro, rock, post-punk and even dubstep into their sound. Formed in 2012 The original lineup featured ex US:UK frontman David B (Vocals/Programming), Kristi Bury (Bass) and former Caffeine guitarist J Browning ,they quickly found themselves established in the alternative underground, chalking up no less than four No.1’s in the Twitter Music Charts, in December 2012 they knocked Adele off the top spot on Xmas Eve to become Christmas 2012. Their critically acclaimed debut album “Post Modern Conspiracy” prompted reviewer Pete Ringmaster to proclaim “Calling All Astronauts are one of the most exciting alternative rock bands in the UK right now, maybe the best” Kristi left the band in 2013 and was replaced by former Marrionettes bassist Paul McCrudden The first single from their second album “Anti-Social Network” was “Empire” it had a three month stint in the “Official European Indie Chart” peaking at No.2. They have shared stages with the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, PWEI, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and A Place To Bury Strangers, they also headlined and sold out, Alan Magee's Death2Disco at Notting Hill Arts Club. Their seven singles so far have seen them gaining support from all four corners of the globe as numerous rock and alternative radio shows have taken them to their hearts putting them on heavy rotation. They have featured on BBC Introducing, and have been studio guests on BBC 6 Music's Introducing with Tom Robinson Their underground attitude to video production has received great praise from many, including Irvine Welsh who, after viewing the video for “What’s So Good About” proclaiming it as “Brilliant” Their second album “Anti-Social Network” was released via Supersonic Media in March 2016, it features original artwork by South African sculpture artist Maurice Mbiyaki.