Originally released as a bonus 7″ issued with early copies of The Foreign Department LP, ‘South Today/C-Ya! (Extended Mix)’ by Astrek K is now available to stream & download for the first time. Listen to them both here.

Taken as a pair, the two tracks offer contrasting views on the Astrel K universe, ‘South Today’ energised and wired with an almost stream-of-consciousness type vocal delivery, while the extended version of ‘C-Ya!’, which first appeared on the album as a much shorter proposition, is pensive and considered, built around an insistent piano loop that gestures towards a euphoric climax that never quite arrives. Much more than bonus tracks, they further reveal the expansive approach to sound and detail that drives the band.

These new songs arrive midway through the band’s European tour, just before they arrive in the UK for a string of headline shows, culminating with an appearance at Peckham Audio on 15th June, the first time they will have been in London since playing with Stereolab in 2022.

Tickets for all shows on sale now and available HERE.

June
7th – La Mecanique Ondulatoire , Paris FR
8th – Pies PalanPop , Rennes FR
9th – Botanique , Brussels BE
10th – The Lanes, Bristol UK
11th – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK
12th – The Brudenell , Leeds UK
13th – The Hug and Pint , Glasgow UK
14th – The Kazimir Stockroom , Liverpool UK
15th – Peckham Audio , London UK

Astrel K’s second album, The Foreign Department, is out now digitally, on CD and as a limited edition LP w/ bonus 7″. Buy/listen here