An unforgettably original lyricist, Alex the Astronaut creates music that cycles through a series of radiantly detailed slices of life.
Alex documents moments of both the seemingly mundane – from a haircut, a therapy session, a trip to the beach and to the supermarket – to her utterly life-changing experiences as a caregiver along with the PTSD that followed and her recent diagnosis with autism. The 26-year-old artist imbues her songs with equal parts self-awareness and sensitivity, imagination and idiosyncratic humour. The result is a body of work affirming Alex as a truly essential songwriter, capable of transforming the way we view ourselves and the world around us.
Alex first started writing songs at 12 and has since taken the stage at major festivals like Primavera Sound, The Great Escape and Splendour in the Grass and toured Australia on a sold-out headline run. Her ease on stage is matched by her banter and storytelling, which when combined with her song writing and singing, makes for one pretty special set. Catch her on the INPEX Sunset Stage as she tours the country with her band and their soon-to-be released latest album, How To Grow a Sunflower Underwater.
’One of the great Australian songwriters of our time.’