Astra Kelly / Press

"Kelly’s return to her acoustic roots, following a string of full-band rock-oriented recordings, brings to the forefront her propensity for writing lyrics with substance and depth of life’s struggles and victories, while conveying some light-hearted and thought-provoking narratives throughout."

"On "Timebomb," Astra Kelly trades the hefty classic rock riffs and introspective acoustic balladry of last year's "Battling the Sun EP" for bright hooks and universal themes."

Peter Holslin - San Diego Citybeat

"Many local performers have quickly gained a foothold in the local scene, but singer songwriter, Astra Kelly's rise has been nothing less than meteoric. Relocating to San Diego from Chicago in 2006, she has become one of the area's top promoters of local music, a DJ on KPRI and a host of KNSD-TV's "Concerts on the Square" show. But performing remains her first love. While there is no shortage of singer-songwriters today. Kelly infuses her tunes with just enough rock n roll edge to keep things fresh while keeping the melody quotient in her music high."

Bart Mendoza - San Diego Downtown News

"Astra is astralicious! Spooky astra-nomical-vocaology lovecicle raindrops."

Steve Poltz - San Diego local legend.

"Astra Kelly practices a hard-edged, yet folkish, ever-so-slightly jazzy brand of emotional exorcism"

David Prince - Santa Fe Reporter

"Astra Kelly has released an EP of incredibly well crafted and thought provoking songs. This is by far one of the best local albums I've heard in a very long time."

Steve Wright - Transmission Magazine, Santa Fe, NM.

"The music is hard-driving, strumming acoustic guitar, supported by a wide variety of instruments on different tracks. The lyrics are like poetry, with phrases that find permanent homes in your head. Throughout her music, Astra strings sentences together that connect as something universal."

John Abbott - "Diversity" - Wright College of Chicago