Formed via a mutual love of Spacemen 3, COSMONAUTS mine a rich seam of the fertile American underground encompassing The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Velvet Underground. Founded in Orange County, California and now based in Los Angeles, the band’s latest offering, ‘A-OK!’ was issued by cult US label Burger Records to a warm reception last Autumn.
Putting in the hard yards on the road, the band’s recent itinerary included an appearance at this year’s taste-making SXSW, alongside support slots with a diverse list of frontline acts including The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Pixies, Black Lips and Slowdive. Self-described as “too psychedelic to be punk, too punk to be psychedelic”, the group navigate the voyage between the forms just as effectively as their name suggests.