Devon trio BIG FAT ASTRONAUTS will kick off their UK tour in February with support from a range of bands. We chatted with the lads ahead of the tour to find out more!
Tell us a bit about yourselves?
When did you first form?
What inspired you to start to make music?
We’re all lucky to have musical parents that encouraged us creatively growing up. But if we’re being real about this, we’re actually mindless puppets employed by the government to distract people from serious world issues.
Who are some of your influences?
So you’ve got a tour coming up soon, when does it kick off?
The tour kicks off on February 8th at The New Cross Inn, London. There’s some rad bands on the bill that night, including our good friends Semantics from Birmingham. We’ve been wanting to play London for a while now, so it kinda feels like a bit of a landmark for us.
Who’ll be supporting?
We’re playing with different bands in almost every city – Bandicoot, Diablo Furs, Putamen and our homeboys Semantics, Hollows and School Disco. Gonna be some funny afterparties.
Have you got any releases in the pipeline?
Keep your eyes peeled for April.
How would you describe your sound?
Post-punk, progressive indie-psych-rock.
What advice would you give to bands who are just starting out?
Be nice to everyone, make the music you want to make (not just what’s cool right now), try to listen to lots of different types of music, and don’t lose sight of why you started making music.
Where online can people listen to your material?
Our SoundCloud page: soundcloud.com/bigfatastronauts and our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2IgnAkUd0jz_8p_hhepFQg/videos
What are your hopes for 2017?
Play as many shows as possible to as many people as possible, write the best songs we can and have as much fun as possible (and get sponsored by Red Stripe).
Cheers lads & good luck on tour!
09.02.17 – CARDIFF: https://goo.gl/gWORgm
10.02.17 – MANCHESTER: https://goo.gl/szG9Ba
11.02.17 – NOTTINGHAM: https://goo.gl/bCj7To
13.02.17 – BRISTOL: https://goo.gl/iM1SM5
16.02.17 – LIVERPOOL: https://goo.gl/RaIEc1
17.02.17 – BRIDLINGTON: https://goo.gl/1Ys3CB
18.02.17 – SHEFFIELD: https://goo.gl/T3Edhk