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Glen of the Downs, Ireland (2002 – present)

God is an Astronaut are a 4 piece who hail from Glen of the Downs, Ireland. They took their name from a line in Clive Barker’s film ‘Nightbreed’, the band was formed by twin brothers Niels and Torsten Kinsella in 2002. After recording their first demos, and with numerous labels offering deals (yet looking for the band to add vocals to their music) they instead decided to set up their own label ‘Revive Records’ to release their debut album ‘The End of the Beginning’ in 2002. This crucially allowed the band to remain in complete creative control. Speaking on their debut, which was originally intended as the bands farewell to the music industry, the band say “we just wanted to finish on a release we were really proud of, we had no expectations at all.” Over the next couple of years after the album’s low key release, the band started to pick up interest mainly through word of mouth on-line with rave reviews on blogs. Both video singles from the album “The End of the Beginning” and “From Dust to the Beyond” received airplay across Europe on MTV. This was when the world was first exposed to the bands strong usage of visuals to enhance their music.

To this point God Is An Astronaut was purely a studio project. With word spreading, the band wanted to get out and to start playing the material live and so enlisted Lloyd Hanney (who was trained by the late jazz drumming legend Johnny Wadham) to join on drums.


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  • Akynin

    половина поклонников из России) забавно

    26 Aug 3:56am Reply
  • SEPTIM0007

    С творчеством группы знаком вот уже почти 3 года (благодаря бывшей девушки, за что ей спасибо..)) - все эти три года слушаю их и еще не было такого момента, чтоб они мне надоели больше чем на месяц. Композиции весьма добротны, весьма проницательны. Вообщем, нравица. Правда, в последнем альбоме, Origins, как по мне, многовато электронщины втюхали. Как-то по-попсовому вышло.. Жду исправления в виде нового альбома

    24 Aug 10:41pm Reply
  • vanofacer

    Продвинутый у вас детсад

    22 Aug 10:51am Reply
  • LuMagmor

    Esta descrição da banda está pobre.

    15 Aug 1:12pm Reply
  • found_life

    Мы всем детским садом пост-рок слушаем, каждый день.

    13 Aug 11:42pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    Гриш, иди наверни)

    29 Jul 1:45pm Reply
  • grisha_leps

    пост-рок для самых маленьких. в детском саду покатит

    27 Jul 8:12pm Reply
  • srodas

    FANI Z POLSKI! Pokażmy, jak bardzo chcemy zobaczyć God is an Astronaut na Woodstock Festiwal 2015 w Kostrzynie!

    26 Jul 10:28am Reply
  • MrShayton

    Красивый мелодичный пост-рок. Нет надоевшего эмбиента, растянутого на пол часа, как в некоторых других группах. Не фига не однообразная музыка, как по мне.

    14 Jul 9:22am Reply
  • AlexFromRussia

    Dark Passenger ♥

    13 Jul 4:33pm Reply

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  • drochlen

    Однообразно как-то, быстро надоедает, но всё-таки красиво и грустно получилось.

    12 Jul 1:22pm Reply
  • Kivul

    Origins is much better than expected, you guys made me avoid it for a while with not so favorable reviews, but I find it really enjoyable.

    11 Jul 12:14am Reply
  • stenchbump

    For fans of God Is An Astronaut. Instrumental post rock from Slovenia;

    6 Jul 6:17pm Reply
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    4 Jul 2:06pm Reply
  • petzschner

    there is nothing more powerful than the first god is an astronaut's album, i am so glad that i have found them - they make my heart feel warm

    3 Jul 11:04pm Reply
  • f3rran_smi7h

    Their first albums are completely epic, but the last one is not very good.

    20 Jun 12:02pm Reply
  • pauliuazas

    Still living by the memories of your show in Vilnius ♥

    17 Jun 9:34am Reply
  • CreepyMozart

    Such an awesome, intense, atmospheric post rock band. x} #awesomeness [2]

    15 Jun 7:19pm Reply
  • SK0209

    Thank you for your wonderful performance in Shanghai last night! Fucking awesome!

    8 Jun 2:34am Reply
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