Photo by Morten Rygaard
I’ve always had the idea, that, some day, Astronaut would release a single that would just blow me away. As if I’ve always seen them as talents, as a band with a huge potential – but a band that hasn’t done it for me yet. Until now…
Today marks the release of ’No Place For Lovers’, the newest single from this local output, and it comes with an incredible David Lynch-inspired video. The song has its ground in this dark, melancholic space pop, and Martin Emil Zeppelin, the lead singer, is really acing it. And, I know, it’s almost illegal to say it, but his vocal, and especially his presence, has a lovely Bowie-vibe to it.
He wrote the lyrics after having seen Stanley Kubrick’s ’A Clockwork Orange’ for the first time’. Seeing it left the weirdest feeling in him – but in a good way. It left him up all night, writing this song. Afterward, he and the band has been getting a bit of help with the songwriting and producing from Claudius Mittendorfer (Arctic Monkeys, Temples, Johnny Marr) in Manhatten – and the result takes Astronaut from being a talented band with potential to a band ready to, at least, truly establish themselves on the Danish scene.