The English alt-electro band Calling All Astronauts release the single Life As We Know It on the 23rd of December.
Calling All Astronauts
Since first being introduced in 2013 Calling All Astronauts have never been shy at coming up with new ideas and Life As We Know It is no break to that tradition in a just over four minute number removing their regular top coat of darkness and delivering a track in which the electronics take a back-seat to the distinctive vocal.
Though don’t expect to be tripping the light-fantastic as underneath that top coat lays another moody presence in the package of the release – which comes as the original and three remixes.
Slightly earlier than anticipated back in October – the English Goth-rock band Calling All Astronauts surfaced with their LP Anti-Social Hero a few hours ago.
Calling All Astronauts – Living The Dream
Whilst available on pre-order via only Amazon at this juncture Anti-Social Network* due for official release on the 11th of March is something I am able to share with you and my pick of the release is the first of the eleven tracks – Living The Dream.
A vocal that grinds up and down the loins in red-lipped glory like a fluffer at a porn-shoot caresses sounds that the audience wants to have as a theme for a mirrored mutual masturbation session whilst the darkened cloak of caped bass slams shut escape routes as guitar serenades and the drum kit leashes the neck in a hands and knee supplication as gently teased velvet gloved synths entice abandoned self-satisfaction.
Rather than flouncing off in despair of yet another drunken one night stand the remaining just under forty minutes of Anti-Social Network, despite the title, lay in emphatic caress.
A one third change up in line-up finds Kristi Bury being replaced by Paul McCrudden on Bass. A new LP Anti-Social Network is planned for release in February 2016. With some joy a track from the album – Empire – will be released as part of a one track plus four remix single on the 27th of November.
Empire demands a volume adjustment, along with a bass setting to rattle the walls. This is so dark you can feel the whips flaying in the S&M dungeon.
A beguiling synth pours mist into the room accompanied by pulsing beat and guitar which finds the hidden corners. The highlight is the grinding vocal which tempts the audience with its brooding flirtation. Given my predilection, as you know, for bass, which is also given plenty of scope within the track, you can rest assured the voice is something special.