Beginning as a three piece electro-instrumental act in 2002, Astronaut was one of Perth’s premier disco rock acts, incorporating live instruments and astonishing vocals.
Astronaut’s energetic live shows and hook-laden songs resulted in the band winning the “Best Live Electronic Act” WAMI (WA Music Industry) Award in 2006.
Their debut single “Invisible Man” was released in 2006 and the band supported national touring acts such as sonicanimation, Endorphin, The Panda Band, The Avenues, The Dirty Secrets and many more.
In 2009, Astronaut consists of founding member Rhys Watson ( B Movie Heroes), former Spencer Tracy frontman Lee Jones (currently playing with Eskimo Joe), Ben Chase (who also performs as BC Slaam) and Nicholas Johnsson (End of Fashion)
The boys have forged a powerful combination spitting out electro, dirty disco and rock songs reminiscent of bands like Electric Six and The Killers.
Astronaut’s debut album This Is My Lazer Gun enlisted the help of fellow WA musicians Jarrah McLeary (The Dirty Secrets), Shaun Sibbes (Sneaky Sound System), Malcolm Clark (The Sleepy Jackson), Mick Stevens and Rockit to bring their vivid, choral dreams to life on record and live.