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Asta partners up with Yeo on her debut EP

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Tasmanian native Asta was just 17 years of age when she took out triple j’s Unearthed High back in 2012, winning hearts with her acoustic debut single, My Heart is On Fire.

Since then she’s released a string of singles including two triple j Hottest 100 charting hits, had multiple festival spots and toured with the likes of pop sensation Ellie Goulding. Now, at 22, Asta’s long awaited debut EP is finally going to be released on February 17 and it is said to be brimming with her distinctive sunny alt-pop sound.

Her new collaboration with Melbourne based Yeo, and an emerging songwriter named Aurelia, has allowed the songstress to flip her original brooding acoustic pop vibe on its head. Displaying a self-assurance well beyond her years, the first single off the EP, Shine is a prismatic funk-pop gem. Filled with ringing pianos and a booming bass, Asta has crafted a brighter, bubblier natural progression than what we’ve been accustomed to before, but it’s this development which buzzes with confidence and life.

As if news of her impending EP wasn’t enough to get you hyped, fans will be able to see her live when she embarks on her massive national tour, where she will hit up five states and two territories across the country. All tickets are available at astaworld.com.au

TOUR DATES

 FRI 17 FEB | JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH
SAT 18 FEB | HYPERFEST, MIDLAND, WA
THU 23 FEB | ANU BAR, CANBERRA
FRI 24 FEB | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY
SAT 25 FEB | SMALL BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE
THU 02 MAR | UNI BAR, WOLLONGONG
FRI 03 MAR | FAT CONTROLLER, ADELAIDE
SAT 04 MAR | THE TOFF, MELBOURNE
THU 09 MAR | SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE
FRI 10 MAR | BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY
SAT 11 MAR | THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE
SUN 12 MAR | COOLANGATTA HOTEL, COOLANGATTA
FRI 17 MAR | REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART
SAT 18 MAR | CLUB 54, LAUNCESTON