Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Primitive Calculators, Tactics, Lakes, Dead Kennedys, Broadcast, Cocteau Twins, Talking Heads


band members

Kurt Eckardt


Influences

Pel Mel, Scattered Order, Sebadoh, Naked on the Vague, Nirvana, Lakes


Website

www.astralskulls.com

Bio

What We Lost - the first single off Astral Skulls‘ sophomore album - exposes the heavy influence of early 90s guitar bands on Astral Skulls’ signature blend of serrated guitar, synth hooks, catchy 909 beats and pure-pop sensibilities.

Astral Skulls’ second album Believe Me It's Here (set for release in February 2018) sits the indisputable references to grunge, post-punk and no wave alongside expansive synth excursions and straight up pop.

For this new adventure, the cosmic stories heard on Astral Skulls‘ debut album Contact:Light are brought back down to Earth signalling a return to more literal reflections on issues that feel closer to home, but which are no less
affecting than those cold, dark, celestial metaphors previously explored.

Astral Skulls’ new single What We Lost (mixed and mastered by Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s Mikey Young) can be found at astralskulls.bandcamp.com, soundcloud.com/astralskulls, on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes,
Google Play, Tidal and anywhere else that you listen to music.

For more info, to arrange an interview or for more downloads of Astral Skulls’ tracks - including singles, remixes and debut album Contact:Light - please contact Kurt via contact@astralskulls.com or on +61 423 382 203.

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“I think it’s a really cool record” - Henry Rollins on KCRW

“As far as coming forth with something intelligent and engaging, Contact:Light is a definite success.” - Weirdo Wasteland

“Eckardt eyes the planets from suburbia but Contact:Light is far from some starry-eyed dream-pop excursion.” - 2ser

“Contact:Light is a great album for the dark-minded, or just the dark times, but don’t be expecting any respite from the aural assault.” - 4ZZZ

"The entire project pushes conceptual boundaries, making for one of the most creative releases all year." - The Music

"It takes the ennui of Australian suburbia and launches it into the cold vacuum of space." - Thump/Vice

"This is good - and you feel that Astral Skulls is only getting better." - Sonic Masala

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 May 2017

Triple J
40

Once again Jack's making the dystopian future (present?) sound really cool.

Once again Jack's making the dystopian future (present?) sound really cool.

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

16 Jun 2015

Super Reviewer
35

Melbourne has a great history of jagged, synthy punk acts, from Primitive Calculators to Ausmuteants and a whole lot more. Nice to hear you carrying the torch.

Melbourne has a great history of jagged, synthy punk acts, from Primitive Calculators to Ausmuteants and a whole lot more. Nice to hear you carrying the torch.