Cancel The Astronauts
OnlinePrintRadioCancel The Astronauts are a five-piece from Edinburgh. The music made by Matthew Riley (vocals/guitars), Kieran McCaffrey (guitar), Michael Craig (synth), Chris Kay (drums) and Neil Davidson (bass) is playful, hook-heavy indie-pop in the same vein as Irish band Cutaways and Scottish compatriots Tango In The Attic.
"Definitely a group to keep an eye on!"
- The Music Slut
Cancel The Astronauts have an eager sincerity to their sound - honest, fun, but tinged with a melancholy note of knowing. Lyrics such as “there are things I don’t understand myself / and things I don’t wanna’ tell anyone else” hint at a kind of awkward self-awareness that resonates through the atmospheric synths, the jangly guitar lines and the gorgeous cadences of Riley’s vocals.