Astronaut is the feel-good new single by multinational band Perfect Blue Sky. The single to be released on 20th October, and is taken from the new album, The Eye of Tilos. The video was filmed in July by award winning fine arts photographer Mikaela Holmberg in Finland. Following the success of their recent UK radio tour, Perfect Blue Sky has a nationwide UK tour planned for November 2017.
1. Astronaut (2.52) 2. Wasteland (3.51)
Perfect Blue Sky is a highly anticipated collaboration between Swedish folk/metal artist, Pontus (Pna) Andersson, and Australian rock singer and guitarist, Jane Kitto. With the uninhibited vibes of 60s/70s psychedelic classic rock, the album is filled with imagination and spirit.
Andersson and Kitto formed Perfect Blue Sky in 2014, drawing together a wealth of well-known guest-musicians who share a love of classic rock. The album features Jerry Donahue (guitarist for The Proclaimers and Fairport Convention) and Dave Getz (Big Brother And The Holding Company drummer). Also in the line-up is Frenchman FrankBessard (Joe Satriani, Stanley Clarke) on drums, and Australian keyboardist Danny Oakhill.
Andersson is co-founder of leading Swedish metal band Netherbird, who have released 8 studios albums to date. As well as songwriting and performing, he is a highly ranked sound engineer who has worked on productions featuring Ed Sheeran, Martha Wainwright, I Blame Coco, Icona Pop, Salif Keita, Fu Manchu, Charli XCX, and Sonic Youth.
Australian rock artist Kitto has performed in 34 countries, including Belarus, Tahiti, and at the North Pole! She was first signed to Mushroom Records (Kylie Minogue), and features in Australia’s Who’s Who of Rock & Roll. Whilst playing in Sydney in 1994, she was discovered by Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, who encouraged her to move to LA. There she supported Sheryl Crow at The Roxy, and performed at the Whisky a Go Go with Teddy Andreadis (Slash’s Snakepit) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers). She has also appeared at the infamous CBGB in New York.
In 2006 Kitto toured the UK and Scandinavia as lead vocalist for Janis Joplin’s original band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. Now based in Sweden, she has shared the stage with Dionne Warwick and Status Quo, and performed on live TV from the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.
Together Andersson and Kitto have supported Pete Doherty and Tony Joe White. Their influences include Led Zeppelin, Wishbone Ash and Pink Floyd, and their sound and partnership has been likened to a current day Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks!
The Eye of Tilos is a warm analogue recording, reminiscent of the late 60s or 70s. All lyrics are reflections, tributes and observations written by Andersson and Kitto. The album title and content was inspired by a magical visit to the Greek island of Tilos. The music video to accompany the new single was filmed in Finland by award winning Finnish photographer Mikaela Holmberg, and directed by Pna Andersson.
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