The Astrals finds French multi-instrumentalist Stephan Versini composing sweeping and sincere anthemic new wave-inflected indie rock with the assistance of British drummer Justin Welch (Elastica).
The project was forged in 2011 from Versini’s insightful compositions with Welch adding emphasis through his powerful precise beats.
Mature, contemplative compositions meet a youthful vitality in delivery in the Astrals sound; a deluge of high octane indie rock with a chic new wave aesthetic that never compromises in sincerity.
Lyrical and melodic themes juxtapose passion with reclusiveness, optimism with darkness, spirit with introspection.
The unique sound found its voice through a diversity of gear including 80s synths and 60s amplifiers. A minimalist approach was taken in cultivating the lush sound with quick, dynamic takes and edits used sparingly.
The resulting 5 tracks perfectly exemplify Versini’s diverse love of new wave, post-punk, synth pop, shoegaze, and Brit pop while offering mercurial musings between danceable adrenaline-soaked beats.
Debut EP available now.