Hi, I’m Pete Astor - songwriter, musician, teacher and writer.
I’ve made records as part of The Loft, The Weather Prophets, The Wisdom of Harry and Ellis Island Sound on Creation, Matador, Heavenly and more. I’m Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Westminster. I write for academic journals and magazines – I wrote a 33 and a 1/3rd for Bloomsbury on Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation.
I released Spilt Milk on Fortuna Pop in 2016. I have now signed to Tapete Records, home of The Clientele, Lloyd Cole and The Monochrome Set. I have been recording a new album with with James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Proper Ornaments, Veronica Falls) on guitar and The Wave Pictures’ rhythm section of Franic Rozycki on bass and Jonny Helm on drums.
Water Tower, a new seven inch, is out in Novemeber.