Is An Astronaut was formed by brothers Niels and Torsten in 2002.
Based in Wicklow, Ireland, the band released their debut album "The
End of the Beginning" on their own label Revive Records
in March 2003 with the videos for the title track and "From
Dust to the Beyond" notching up heavy rotation throughout
Europe on MTV's 120 minute show. In 2005 their second album, "All
is Violent, All is Bright", was released and featured the
single "Fragile". Again, the band received
heavy rotation for their third video, "Fragile",
on MTV2's 120 Minute show in addition to MTV's "The Comedown"
Program. "All is Violent, All is Bright" trademarks
their intense build ups from serene ambience to searing intensity presenting
a closer representation of their live sound. GIAA is considered by many
to be the most intense live act to emerge from Ireland in recent times.
The band has received thousands of radio and TV plays worldwide, including
countless online internet radio programs.
- Mark Kavanagh - Hotpress.
An Astronaut have perfected their epic, melancholic sound..."
- Brett Spaceman -www.evilsponge.org
a truly great album and if you’re into sad, melodic post rock, you
really should check this out." - www.unimeri.com/PsychotropicZone
"And if music could be used in chemical warfare, God Is An Astronaut would flattencities." - BBC Radio Ulster (Oxegen Festival gig review)
"God Is An Astronaut's set at Oxegen was one of the weekend's highlights." - Dan Hegarty RTE 2fm (Oxegen Festival gig review)
"A quietly great moment. God is An Astronaut with white noise and soaring guitarswhile the effects of a nuclear bomb test are beamed onto the screen behind them." - BBC Radio 1 N. Ireland - Across the Line
"my personal highlight of the festival was God Is An Astronaut" - Bastwood.com
"God Is An Astronaut have gradually developed an almost organic sound, a kind of hybrid alternative rock sensation." - Golden Discs.com (Ireland)
- Hotpress (Album Review "The End of the Beginning")
debut album" - Sounds XP (Album Review "The End
of the Beginning")
4.7 out of 5 - www.underworldmag.org (Portugal)
8 out of
10 - tinnitus-mag.de (Haiko, Germany)
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