Upcoming GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT LIVE Shows
"Far From Refuge" Available in Ireland APRIL 20th on Revive Records (RMG-Chart)
New Album: "All is Violent, All is Bright"
GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT Live in Whelans
GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT at the Village
God is an Astronaut
 
 
     
 
"Far From Refuge"
Available now on Revive Records (RMG-Chart)

God Is An Astronaut will be appearing at the Gauloises Avant Festival in Moscow, Russia on July 7th. They will be co-headlining with "Mudhoney" and "Sh*tdisco". A number of Headline European dates have also been announced for October with shows in Portugal, Belgium, Holland and in the United Kingdom.

More details can be found at their website:
www.godisanastronaut.com
www.myspace.com/godisanastronaut

Upcoming GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT LIVE Shows
Avant Music Festival - Moscow, Russia - Saturday July 7th
Passos Manuel - Porto, Portugal - Thursday October 18th
Santiago Alquimista - Lisbon, Portugal - Friday October 19th
Centro De Artes - Portalegre, Portugal - Saturday October 20th
STUK - Arts Centre, Leuven, Belgium - Tuesday October 23rd
W2 - 's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands - Friday October 26th
Tumbledown - Farnborough, United Kingdom - Monday October 29th
Hoxton Bar & Kitchen - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday October 30th
More Shows TBA

The band have just signed a licensing deal with Happy Prince Records (HappyPrince.info) in Japan for their new album "Far From Refuge". The Japanese edition of the album will have two new previously unreleased songs and will be released on July 18th. The new album is also available through White Noise distribution in Hong Kong and Taiwan and from Darla distribution in the USA. The entire "God Is An Astronaut" catalogue will be available worldwide through ACE Records/distribution in London from July.

"Far From Refuge" - New Reviews
(USA)
http://www.somewherecold.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=296
(Australia)
http://www.screamingbloodymess.com/archives/cat_g.html#001802
(Germany)
http://www.schallgrenzen.de/god-is-an-astronaut-far-from-refuge
(Serbia)
http://www.hardandheavy.net/recenzije/index.php?op=1&id=1298
(Evil Sponge)
http://www.evilsponge.org/albums/GodIsAnAstronaut__FarFromRefuge.htm
(Sonic Frontiers)
http://www.sonicfrontiers.net/php/review-64.html

God Is An Astronaut are approaching 1 million plays on the internets biggest online Radio Station Last.fm. The new video for the live version of their song "Radau" taken from the new album "Far From Refuge" is also now available to view on their Last.fm page.
www.last.fm/music/god+is+an+astronaut

 
 
 
 
"Far From Refuge"
Available in Ireland APRIL 20th on Revive Records (RMG-Chart)

Upcoming Irish LIVE Shows
April 20 - Roisin Dubh - Galway - Friday 9.00pm
April 21 - Cyprus Avenue - Cork - Saturday 9.00pm
April 27 - Tripod - Dublin - Friday, 7.30pm

"FAR FROM REFUGE" is the highly anticipated 3rd album from the epic 3-piece instrumental band from Glen-of-the-Downs.

Having formed in 2002, their debut album "The End of the Beginning" (2002) was released to a blown away public on their own label, Revive Records. The two video singles "The End of the Beginning" and "From Dust to the Beyond" received considerable airplay on MTV UK/Ireland and on other MTV European networks. The follow-up album in 2005, "All is Violent, All is Bright" was highlighted in the influential UK Magazine UNCUT, securing a stunning 4-Star review. This album trademarks their colossal build ups from serene ambience to searing intensity.

In 2006 the band released the "A Moment of Stillness" EP (co-produced with Pat O'Donnell ex-Fountain Head) and spent three weeks in the Irish top 40. They've also recently played a number of sold out shows throughout Ireland, including two SOLD OUT show's in Dublin's Temple Bar Music Club. Closing out 2006, the Gods have played have played high-profile shows throughout Europe thus ensuring the "word-of-mouth" phenomena resulting in the band's current staus as one of the most downloaded acts online. With the their fast growing reputation as one of the most intense live acts to emerge from Ireland in recent times, this is definately a band on the rise! Definately not to be missed!

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT -Torsten Kinsella, Niels Kinsella, Lloyd Hanney

Discography:
"The End of the Beginning" - Album - 2003
"All is Violent, All is Bright" - Album - 2005
"A Moment of Stillness" E.P. - 2006
"Tempus Horizon" - Download Single - 2006
"Far From Refuge" - Album - 2007


Contact: god@godisanastronaut.com

 
 
 
 
"Tempus Horizon"
New Download Only Single
Available on September 11th
www.godisanastronaut.com (Available to Mailing List subscribers)
www.myspace.com/godisanastronaut
:::: Revive Records :::

Upcoming LIVE Shows
Belfast, N. Ireland, Wednesday October 11th ~ Spring and Airbrake
Cork City, Ireland, Saturday October 21st ~ Cyprus Avenue
London, U.K., Tuesday October 24th ~ The Luminaire
Dublin, Ireland, Fri. November 10th ~ Temple Bar Music Centre

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT / Revive Records have signed a worldwide licensing deal with Rocket Girl ( www.rocketgirl.co.uk ), the 21st of August was the official release date for the "A Moment of Stillness" EP throughout Europe followed by the 2nd album "All Is Violent, All is Bright" on September 11. The albums will be available in all good record stores through Pinnacle Distribution and Darla Distribution in the USA. Release dates may vary worldwide. GIAA's First Album "The End of the Beginning" will be available in the USA through Stickfigure Distribution.

 
 
 
 
GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT
New Album: "All is Violent, All is Bright"
Out February 4th through Vital / RMG-Chart

God is an Astronaut make a return to the live scene on March 4th 2005.

They will be performing their controversial audio/visual show at the Temple Bar Music Centre in Dublin to support their new album "All is Violent, All is Bright" due out on February 4th through Vital / RMG-Chart
Their first single "Fragile" is getting a great reaction in both the U.K. and Ireland and is currently getting heavy rotation on MTV's 120 Minute show.

On March 4th they will be joined onstage by Fearghal Mckee (ex-Whipping Boy) to perform some of his new songs from his forthcoming album. Support comes from Rollers/Sparkers and The Clockwork Noise. Tickets for the event are available now from all Ticketmaster outlets (doors open at 7.30pm).

Also from February 4th - 11th you will be able to see GIAA TV in Tower Records Wicklow Street, Dublin as part of the album launch.This will include all their videos plus some unseen stuff and a new video for their song "Suicide by Star" (Viewer Discretion Advised).They will also have the first exclusive airing of Feraghal Mckee's new single.

 
 
 
 

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT
~LIVE~ Thursday August 5th
Whelans, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
12 euro Door or Tickets available from the WAV ticket box 01 475 8555
>> NOTE: Full Audio / Visual Show. Viewer Discretion Advised <<

Reviews:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/atl/oxegen/reviews/giaa.shtml
http://www.bastwood.com/
http://www.goldendiscs.ie/Gigs.aspx

On the heals for their blistering set at the recent OXEGEN Festival, Dublin-based "Rocktronica" merchants GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT make another rare live appearance when they headline Whelans in Dublin on Thursday August 5th. This is a must see gig, their last live show at Oxegen unleashed an uncompromising sonic and visual display to a very receptive audience. Their current album "The End of the Beginning" which is now on to its third pressing is available in all good record stores, it includes the singles "Coda", "Fall from the Stars", "The End of the Beginning", and "From Dust to the Beyond", the latter two's videos were rotated on MTV and MTV2. This will be an early gig, doors open 8pm, special guests Morning Hush.

God is an Astronaut newest addition to the group is drummer Lloyd Haney, who was trained by the late jazz drumming legend Johnny Wadham. His first gig with the band was at the Oxegen festival where they played to a full capacity Green Room, which was judged by many to be one of the best performances of the festival. As a result of the Oxegen show (Lloyd's first with GIAA) he received an endorsement from Paiste cymbals! The band are currently working on a follow up to their current album "The End of the Beginning" expected to be released Jan. 2005.

For all the latest info and downloads log onto www.godisanastronaut.com

"The shivering multitude, crackling with promotional plastic ponchos, may charge to the Green Room for its sheltering roof, but they stay for Bray's instrumental three-piece God is an Astronaut, whose white noise roars out with unexpected grace" ~ The Irish Times

"God Is An Astronaut's set at Oxegen was one of the weekend's highlights." ~ Dan Hegarty - RTE 2FM

"A quietly great moment. God is An Astronaut with white noise and soaring guitars while the effects of a nuclear bomb test are beamed onto the screen behind them." ~ BBC Radio 1 N. Ireland - Across the Line

"Fantastic, it hasn't left my car stereo in days" ~ Mark Kavanagh - Hotpress (Album Review 2003)

"God is an Astronaut sound like something that hasn't come out of Dublin in a long time, and based on their debut, the city and it's music fans should be grateful that we don't have to wait any longer." ~ Eclectic Honey - alternative webzine - (Album Review 2003)

 
 
 
  Dublin-based GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT make a rare live appearance when they headline The Village Venue Friday April 16th. This is a must see gig, their last live show in The Village unleashed an uncompromising sonic and visual display to a very receptive audience. Their current album "The End of the Beginning" which is now on to its third pressing is available in all good record stores, it includes the singles "Coda", "The End of the Beginning" and "From Dust to the Beyond", the latter two's videos were rotated on MTV and MTV2. This will be an early gig, doors open 7.30pm, special guests are indie rock group "Stars of the City" and "Nivola". 

Admission €12/€10 with conc.

For all the latest info and downloads log onto www.godisanastronaut.com


Underground indie/chill out "Rocktronica" merchants GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT hail from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in early 2002 when 26-year-old twin brothers Niels and Torsten Kinsella teamed up with drummer Noel Healy. Their music is chilling, haunting and compelling with gritty lo-fi beats, live instrumentation, moody chords, strange and beautiful electronic sounds.

"Fantastic, it hasn't left my car stereo in days"
~Mark Kavanagh - Hotpress (Album Review)

"God is an Astronaut sound like something that hasn't come out of Dublin in a long time, and based on their debut, the city and it's music fans should be grateful that we don't have to wait any longer." ~Eclectic honey - alternative webzine - (Album Review)

Their single "The End of the beginning", the title track from the album, picked up plays in U.K. and Ireland. A video was also made for the single, which received plays on MTV2 U.K. (120-min show).(May 03)

The second single "From Dust to the Beyond" received even more radio airplay and the video which has a heavy war-theme received weekly plays on MTV's UK (Chill out Show) and other European MTV networks. (NOV 03) Several tracks from the album are also currently playlisted on sky's music's digital choice chill out show (U.K.).(March 04)

The album "The End of the Beginning" is currently available in the U.K. and Ireland. Their last single "Coda" which is taken from the album was "Petsounds" (Ireland - Radio) first rising song of the year which polled 89%. (Jan 03) It has also been playlisted on nightime 2fm and U.K. Music Digitals Choice Chill out show.(March 04)

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT's live show consists of stunning controversial visuals, drums, guitars and keyboards. The band will continue to push their own brand of indie chill-out/electronica & "Rocktronica" into 2004 and beyond.

 
 
 
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God is an Astronaut sounds like a band name that would belong to a three chord garage band from America, rather than a dreamy chill-out lo-fi threepiece from Dublin. It’s not ‘dancey’ enough to be called dance music, and yet while dabbling generously in electronica at times, it offers a much fuller sound than the brittle sparsity and atmospheric minimalism we’ve come to expect from the genre. What we get in return is a much more melodic and immediate record. Title track, The End of the Beginning, weighs in with a swirling ethereal opening before it’s direction is pinned down by throbbing beats and a melodic guitar line.

The stunning Coda is built around a near post-rock guitar motif, while Remembrance follows a similar outline; although this time God is an Astronaut choose piano as the glue to paste their ambient layers together. Point Pleasure is possibly the highlight, changing direction to a fervent interlude midway through which completely alters the track. Route 666 is closer to the more digitised glitchy electronica that’s fashionable at the moment, but it’s still couched in heavy beats and a great rhythm, while closing track Lost Symphony clings to a subtle and brooding bass-line.

At times it echoes The Human League, and once or twice it soaks up the heady dub rush of Massive Attack, and the solar landscapes on the new UNKLE album. Indeed, you get the feeling on some tracks like Point Pleasure and the intro of Fall from the Stars that very serious attention has been paid to the likes of Blue Lines and Protection when writing up their list of creative influences. Intrinsically though, God is an Astronaut sound like something that hasn’t come out of Dublin in a long time, and based on their debut, the city and it’s music fans should be grateful that we don’t have to wait any longer.

Brothers’ Torsten and Niels have just completed a new downbeat/indie electronic project with third member Noel Healy on drums/loops.

“God is an Astronaut” who are based in Dublin Ireland were formed in early 2002 when they teamed up with third member Noel Healy. Their music is chilling, haunting and compelling with gritty lo-fi beats, moody chords, strange and beautiful sounds.

The first single “The End of the Beginning” was taken from the album which also happens to be the title for the album which was released July 4th 2003 on the “Revive” label. The single has already gained favorable airplay on Ireland’s national station 2fm. A video has also been made for the track, which received plays on mtv2 (120-min show).
The group have already played dates in “The Isaac Butt” – Dublin June 19th, “The Half Moon” – Cork July 19th, and to a packed house in Whelans – Dublin 24th July.

The second single taken from the album is “From Dust to the Beyond”; a video is in production with the heads from MTV U.K. already giving the song the thumbs up.
The song has also received a lot of airplay on Ireland’s national station 2FM.

 
 
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