New single on Lo Recordings: Astronauts – Skydive


Astronauts – Skydive

Format: Digital

Label: Lo Recordings

Release Date: 2nd June 2014

Lo Recordings are pleased to announce ‘Skydive’, the debut single from Astronauts, the new project from Dan Carney, previously of East London alt-folkers Dark Captain.

Taken from the forthcoming debut Astronauts album ‘Hollow Ponds’, ‘Skydive’ is a cascading mish-mash of creaking acoustic guitar, bleeps, electronic beats, and breathy vocal harmonies, which tell a tale of escape from constraint and freedom to fly unchecked through the air.

Lush, propulsive, gently psychedelic and slightly menacing, albeit with a euphoric, poppy pay-off, the song is lent a pleasingly rustic sheen by a cello cameo from Nicole Robson (Bat For Lashes, The Monroe Transfer).

Skydive’ is backed with two remixes.  The first of these is a gargantuan psych-step reworking from East London electronic duo RocketNumberNine, fresh from ‘Blank Project’, their acclaimed collaborative album with Neneh Cherry.

Bedroom blip urchin Bit Cloudy also contributes a stuttering, fluttering re-imagining that takes the song into similarly unexplored kraut/psych territories.

Skydive’ is the sound of a summer day gone wrong, then right, then wrong, then right again. We like it very much, and we hope you do too.


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