March 30th, 2015
triple j Unearthed High alumni Asta recently exploded back onto the scene with latest single ‘Dynamite (feat. Allday)’, so we sat down with her to chat outfits, river dancing, and of course, music.
We are absolutely loving ‘Dynamite’ at Mucho-Bravado. It’s been going gangbusters and getting some serious spins on triple J. What’s the inspiration behind the track?
I was inspired by taking a break from the big city smoke. It’s a track full of energy and soul. Something I had a lot of fun with!
‘Dynamite’ features everyone’s favourite hip-hop dude Allday, how did you guys meet and come to collaborate?
I met him at a show in Sydney when he was touring. The track was begging for a rap! As soon as I heard his voice on the radio I knew it would work really well with the the vibe of the song.
You just wrapped up your ‘Dynamite Tour’ – how did it go and can you give us one highlight?
It was very short and sweet! The biggest highlight would have been an 8 year old girl writing me a letter and making me a bracelet. I love being a role model to young aspiring singers!
Your onstage presence is incredible and the costumes that you wear are stunning. Would you say you have a favourite out of all of those amazing outfits?
I get my costumes made by friends and young local designers which is always so much fun. Hardly buy anything new and love to recyle by using vintage fabrics. When I wear a big jacket or cape it makes me feel safe and strong. I think my favourite outfit so far would have to be this peachy satin jacket I’m wearing now!
We are psyched to see you on the road again in May with Allday and Gill Bates. What other plans do you have in the pipeline for the near future?
I want to put out a record and i’m really excited with the team of people i have gathered around me from all corners. Lots more collaborations to come I hope!
What are some of your interests outside of music? We hear you wanted to be a river dancer when you were young – do you still enjoy the occasional ‘Lord of the Dance’ performance?
I actually heard the guy is a gross sleeze and slept with all the girls! So I’m glad I didn’t pursue that dream. I love doing bare body classes as well as cooking and learning a bit of French at the moment. Is online shopping a hobby? I’m good at that.
And finally, what would you spend your last $50 on?
A good idea would go to the Casino and put it on red. But knowing me I’d really just spend it on some raw slice and a new handbag.
Catch Asta on Allday’s ‘I Should Be Working On My Album But I’m Doing A Tour National Tour’ throughout May and June. For dates and tickets, visit http://alldaytunes.com/.