Catch up with Brooklyn-based indie glam rock duo Astra the 22's and listen to their single "Creature" off their upcoming EP, Paris Love, to be released this Summer.
What brought you two together to start Astra the 22's?
Astra The 22's were brought together by forces larger than life… to bring back the rock...
Where does your name come from?
The name comes from staring into a crystal ball and seeing the same star and number 22, 22 times...
Which musicians have you been influenced by?
Prince, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Blondie, Def Leppard, Jack White..
Is there an artist or band that you're hooked on now?
Always hooked on something, ha.
But always hooked on… Jack White and The Kills!!
Which words would you use to describe your sound?
Beautiful/deadly and glamorous.
What were your inspirations behind your single "Creature"?
"Creature'' well, we were high on caffeine, nicotine and whiskey and listening to The Kills, Blondie and G’n’R. After talking bullshit about NYC narcissism, materialism & vanity, we wrote "Creature".
Could you tell us more about your upcoming EP Paris Love and if that single is indicative of what we can expect to hear on it?
Our EP Paris Love is a call to all degenerates, derelicts, outsiders and freaks to join us to bring love & beauty to the world under the universal flag of Rock n Roll!
Is there a track off the EP you're most excited to share with fans?
How about you choose?! :)
What do you hope listeners are able to take away from your music?
Fuck everything, Let’s Rock!
Is there anything you want to add?
We have a show March 16th at Pianos NYC at 8pm.
See you there... Yea!