God Is An Astronaut – Kokomo
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In 2005 𝗚𝗼𝗱 𝗜𝘀 𝗔𝗻 𝗔𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘂𝘁 released what is now the classic album ‘𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘐𝘴 𝘝𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘐𝘴 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵’ – the successor for ‘𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘧 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨’, with which it all started in 2002 as a studio-only project, however they started touring quite fast.
When we decided to present international acts at dunk!festival in 2008 𝗚𝗼𝗱 𝗜𝘀 𝗔𝗻 𝗔𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘂𝘁 were the first international headliner, coming all the way from Glen of the Downs (Co. Wicklow, Ireland) just to play our festival – for 20 people! – and we immediately experienced the enormous potential this band had at that time. It was no surprise they soon became one of the top bands in the post-genre we know today and with 5 headline performances at dunk!festival you can also count them amongst the most featured artists.
2020 marks the 15th anniversary of this classic album and in honour of that they will tour the UK and Europe this spring! It’s a pleasure to be a part of the celebrations by hosting the exclusive Belgian club show on this run.
For this occasion we invited 𝗞𝗼𝗸𝗼𝗺𝗼 – who recently released a new album on dunk!records – to open for them.
The perfect warm up show for the festival!
God Is An Astronaut
“Their music is a sonic journey along the emotional and ethereal soundscapes both accompanied by transfixed melodies and intense, powerful rock instrumentation. Almost two decades active in the scene their sound is distinctive and has inspired many a bands whereas the accessibility of the music reached a broad and dedicated audience around the globe.”
“Kokomo’s main objective in their music is to reach people and evoke something in them. Founded in the heyday of instrumental music they have distinguished themselves through the intense, dark and heavy riffs and the seemingly hopeful melodies. The music creates a sonic vortex and won’t leave you untouched. Mission accomplished.”