All Is Violent, All Is Brightrgirl48, Release Date: 11/11/2006
God Is An Astronaut were formed in 2002 by brothers Niels and Torsten in Wicklow, Ireland.
The band released their debut album ‘The End of the Beginning’ on their own label Revive Records in March 2003.
Now with the worldwide release of the ‘A Moment of Stillness’ EP and their second album ‘All Is Violent All is Bright’ on UK label Rocket Girl, the band will finally see a proper release outside of Ireland.
Their music and videos have received extensive play worldwide and at home, including major radio/TV shows (TV3 - Law and Order, film ads; RTE - Fair City; Sky - ads for films and sports events) and countless online internet radio shows. Specifically in the UK, they have been played on BBC 6, XFM and Resonance FM.
The title track from the EP, released as a single has already spent three weeks in the Irish top 40.
Both CDs trademark God Is An Astronaut’s extraordinary energy, emotion and tension, building from serene ambience to searing intensity. Torsten and Niels are joined on these recordings by drummer Lloyd Hanney (who was trained by the late jazz legend Johnny Wadham), making this album a much closer representation of their live sound. They are considered by many to be the most exquisite live act to emerge from Ireland in recent times.
"Fragile, love it to bits....an incredible builder....it's amazing." - Eddy Temple Morris, XFM London
"Majestic." - Hotpress.
“Few post-rock bands stand out from the mob but the Dublin three piece have honed a sound that is entirely unique.” - Metro
"GIAA have really struck gold this time out." **** - The Ticket/The Irish Times
"This extremely strong second album from the dark-hearted Wicklow-based trio should drag them out of the shadows." **** - RTE Guide Music