Alex The Astronaut: A True Shooting Star

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It was the final night of BIGSOUND 2017 when Alex The Astronaut (or Alexandra Lynn, to friends and family) managed to cram virtually the entire Australian music industry onto a single sweaty, uncomfortably cramped nightclub dancefloor. 

Her debut EP To Whom It May Concern was buzzing around the underground pop circuit like a house fly after landing on one too many ice creams, but this was a short while before its follow-up, See You Soon, would catapult Lynn from club corners and showcases to festival mainstages and sold-out theatres.

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…