/ Miss Chatelaine / Music / Alex the Astronaut – Show #166 (part 2), 16 August 2020


In a wide-ranging chat, Katie talks to queer Sydney singer-songwriter Alex the Astronaut about her forthcoming debut album, The Theory of Absolutely Nothing; how ‘Not Worth Hiding’, her 2017 song about coming out, resonated with our communities; her powerful song about family violence, ‘I Like to Dance’, which Katie named as her no.1 song of 2019; surviving as a musician during isolation; and much more. And continuing the ‘all women, all the time’ theme of the first hour, there are five other songs by artists who identify as women. Here is the playlist:

  • Batflowers – Washington
  • Extraordinary Life – Gordi
  • Amen – Anita Lester
  • Not Worth Hiding – Alex the Astronaut
  • I Like to Dance – Alex the Astronaut
  • Banksia – Alex the Astronaut
  • Christmas in July – Alex the Astronaut
  • Red Flags (guitar mix) – Maya O’Loughlin
  • I Dream of Spring – k.d. lang

Visit Alex the Astronaut’s official website and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Above: Photo of Alex the Astronaut by Jess Gleeson


About the author: Katie


Katie Purvis is a long-time JOY presenter and former leader of JOY's Social Media Team. She currently hosts Miss Chatelaine (Sundays 9–11am), a show devoted to folk, roots, acoustic and pop music. The tracks on her playlists are mostly new, mostly Australian, mostly independent releases, and often by LGBTIQ artists.


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