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OUT NOW: Alex the Astronaut “See You Soon” EP + new video + Sydney and Melbourne shows sell out

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“To bring together the personal and the political without feeling preachy or insincere is not an easy task, but Alex made it seem like child’s play.”
— Daily Telegraph

“Her unique and personal songs feature the kinds of narratives that make you sit in the car long after arriving at your destination just to hear the end of the story”
Courier Mail

Fresh off her first international shows in London and Germany’s Reeperbahn Festival, Alex the Astronaut is thrilled to release her 2nd EP See You Soon internationally via her own Minkowski Record label today, together with the video for new single ‘Not Worth Hiding’. We’re also delighted to announce that both of Alex the Astronaut’s shows in Sydney and Melbourne on the upcoming See You Soon Tour have now sold out.
 
Tickets to remaining shows in Brisbane, Wollongong and Perth are on sale from alextheastronaut.com.


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 the Astronaut’s new single ‘Not Worth Hiding’ is a coming of age song in its purest form, a song that “could not have come at a better time” (Pedestrian TV). ‘Not Worth Hiding’ documents a big realisation Alex had at aged 16 written into a raw, deeply personal track about finding yourself and being your true self in love. ‘Not Worth Hiding’ has made a huge impact since its release, both with Alex the Astronaut being invited to perform it live at the Marriage Equality Rally in Sydney, and also scoring an epic shoutout by the legendary Elton John on his Beats1 radio show last week. The brilliantly orchestrated video for ‘Not Worth Hiding’ features Alex the Astronaut together with her friends and family, doing all the things that make her, her.

Like her debut, the To Whom It May Concern EPAlex the Astronaut’s second EP See You Soon is a five-song set of vivid train-of-thought narratives, and bare acoustic bones bracing bright pop melodies. After living in New York City on a soccer scholarship whilst studying maths and physics, her debut brimmed with new experiences whilst See You Soon hints at the weight of returning home having lived in the world. “I had to make friends again,” says Alex. “I had to rebuild relationships. I’d had one month bursts of seeing people here then leaving again. But now I’m back for good.”
 
Working again with producer Ben McCarthy, the See You Soon EP shows Alex allowing herself to reflect – nowhere more so than on opener, ‘Not Worth Hiding’, a frank letter to her 16-year-old self detailing the journey to owning her sexuality. The dreamy ‘Reflector’ is about growing up, “being really young and not knowing what you’re doing” and pivots around a spoken-word cameo from her grandma as ballast.

The sunny ‘What Sydney Looks Like in June’ is about Alex coming home and finding herself a tourist in her hometown; the love-struck characters of ‘William and Georgia’ and the finger-picked, string-laden lament ‘New York’ (the angels say they can’t quite place where we parted / as the world starts to hurt my heart, I’m hoping that you’ll meet me in New York) navigate the tyranny of distance. “They’re about saying goodbye to people.”

The See You Soon EP is five insightfully written tracks that will strengthen Alex the Astronaut’s standing as one the most exciting young songwriters of our time.

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ALEX THE ASTRONAUT – See You Soon EP Tour

Remaining tickets on sale now from alextheastronaut.com

Thursday 19 October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Saturday 21 October – The Treehouse, Byron Bay (Free show)
Thursday 26 October – The Lansdowne, Sydney SOLD OUT
Friday 27 October – Uni Bar, Wollongong
Saturday 28 October – Howler, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Friday 3 November – Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth


Alex the Astronaut is also appearing at:
Saturday 28 November – The PLOT, Parramatta Park
Friday 22 December – Grow Your Own Festival, Tuncurry
28-31 December – Lost Paradise, Glenworth Valley
16-17 February – Mountain Sounds Festival, Mt Penang Gardens

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See You Soon EP
 track listing: 
1. Not Worth Hiding
2. Reflector
3. What Sydney Looks Like in June
4. New York
5. William and Georgia

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