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INTERVIEW: Astra The 22s

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Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Very good… thanks! 🙂

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Creature”?

We were high on caffeine, nicotine and whiskey and listening to The Kills, Blondie and G’n’R. After talking bullshit about NYC narcissism, materialism & vanity, we wrote Creature. Sometimes it makes sense and sometimes it’s utter insanity. The best part of the song is the fade out ending.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

We just wanna rock.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes, we just need enough hot people to make it worth our time.

The single comes off your new album Paris Love – what’s the story behind the title?

Paris Love came after a weekend of day drinking, fucking and eating French fries.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was war, brutal and merciless, but we lived to tell – Brooklyn – Riga – Brooklyn

What was it like to work with Kato Khandwala and HowieWinberg? How did those relationships develop?

They are killer dudes.

Kato and Howie’s discography and work with us speaks for itself.

How much did they influence the album?

They helped as did our friend and coproducer, Kyle Kelso!

What aspect of love and Paris did you get to explore on this record?

Didn’t we already answer that?!

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes, this summer… get ready

What else is happening next in Astra The 22’s’ world?

We have been obsessing over custom leather, Chanel, Desmond Child, and getting ready for our gig March 16th at Pianos NYC.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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