We Could Be Astronauts
Taking inspiration from artists such as Zeppelin and Soundgarden, newly created We Could Be Astronauts have turned their influences into a modern day rock monster. Formed from the embers of The Seahorses (Squires post Stone Roses outfit) and Hijak Oscar (Channel 4 Orange Unsigned finalists) amongst others, their astronomical performances are already receiving high praise. Energetic front man Robert Hughes dominates the stage like a man possessed leaving a trail of carnage in his wake. Face-melting, riffy guitars perfectly compliment the relentless rhythm machine to form an all encompassing rock beast. This is definitely a band not to be missed.
“The personal highlight of the early action on the Duke’s Stage comes from We Could Be Astronauts. In their red and black combo outfits, they instantly get the crowd rocking with a blistering classic metal sound. Rob Hughes’ vocals are on top form, equally channelling the spirits of Robert Plant and Eddie Vedder. The fast-paced raw energy of tracks like the bowdlerised ‘Messed Up, Corroded, Broke Down, Exploded’ (family festival, remember?) and ‘The Catastrophist’ gain them the loudest cheers of the day.” – Galtres 2011 Review Sphere Mag