“GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT TO PERFORM CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY AT LIMELIGHT BELFAST”
GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT – LIMELIGHT 1, 19TH APRIL 2020:
– Irish post-rock act God Is An Astronaut to perform their sophomore album ‘All is Violent, All is Bright’ in its entirety at Limelight Belfast on Sunday 19th April 2020 as part of tour celebrating the album’s 15th anniversary.
– This show has been jointly arranged by independent promoters Rackus Rattus Promo Co, Shizznigh Promos and Spiritofdivision+- under the Live Free Tourbooking imprint.
– The band haven’t played in Belfast since 2013, and will be joined by Belfast-based sonic experimentalists Blue Whale and The Thin Air DJs on the night.
Belfast, UK – “Irish post-rock group GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT are set to perform their critically acclaimed 2005 sophomore studio effort ‘All Is Violent, All Is Bright’ at Limelight Belfast as part of an extensive tour celebrating its 15th anniversary. This tour will see the album being performed entirety from beginning to end for the first time on select dates.
This special event has been jointly facilitated (in association with agents Kingstar Music) by local promoters Rackus Rattus Promo Co, Shizznigh Promotions and Spiritofdivision+- operating under the Live Free Tourbooking imprint. Scheduled to perform on Sunday 19th April 2020 at The Limelight 1 – God Is An Astronaut will be carrying a large production to create an immersive experience which compliments the anthemic compositions, ethereal atmospherics, and emotion captured on the record.
The band, hailing from Glen of the Downs, Ireland and formed in 2002, is comprised of guitarist and keyboardist Torsten Kinsella, bassist Niels Kinsella, drummer Lloyd Hanney, and guitarist/ keyboardist Jamie Dean; whom are further accompanied by touring members Robert Murphy and Gazz Carr.
Founded by twin brothers Torsten and Niels Kinsella – GIAA have released nine studio albums since their inception including their latest sonic offering ‘Epitaph’ via independent label Napalm Records.
For Drowned in Sound contributor Nick Cohen on ‘All Is Violent, All Is Bright’ – “every once in a while, a band like God Is An Astronaut comes along, proving just how much creativity and imagination this music requires, and how breathtaking the results can be when’s it’s done right… [the band] have created fantastically broad and lush soundscapes for their listeners to explore. The songs are crammed with atmospherics, tension, melodrama and – amazingly for a band that only includes vocals as an extra instrument – emotional draw. Repeated spins reveal All Is Violent, All Is Bright to be a meticulously assembled vision…”
A statement direct from the band reads: “15 years ago, an unknown band from Ireland released their sophomore album “All is Violent, All is Bright”. The album captured the imagination of the underground youth and gained the band a worldwide cult following. 2020 will see God Is An Astronaut for the first time perform the entire album from beginning to end.”
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