Astles is an artist who seeks the grandiose in the bare necessities, an artist who tells tales of the human condition in wistful soft focus, an artist worthy of your attention.
Described as ‘gorgeous, lilting indie’ by the NME, Astles recently signed to leading Liverpool independent collective, Eggy Records, and has spent the lockdown hours recording a series of songs under the direction of Bill Ryder-Jones.
Before the world changed: the world changed for Astles. After the loss of his beloved, music obsessive, uncle, Astles inherited a treasure trove of mixtapes that exposed him to the hope and possibility contained within the popular song.
Today, Astles’ songwriting celebrates the outsider and the refuge of music to a young lad in the North West, surrounded by football-focussed men and machismo to which his music is the perfect and subtle antidote.