Asta (musician)

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Asta
Birth name Asta Evelyn Binnie-Ireland
Born (1994-01-13) 13 January 1994 (age 24)
Origin Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Genres Indie, pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Associated acts Allday
Website http://www.astaworld.com.au/

Asta (born Asta Evelyn Binnie-Ireland, 13 January 1994) is a singer-songwriter from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.[1]

She rose to prominence when her track "My Heart Is On Fire" won Triple J's Unearthed High in 2012. The track went on to be voted into position 50 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2012. She has gone on to release the singles "Escape" and "I Need Answers", as well as touring Australia nationally.[2]

In 2015, she released the song "Dynamite" featuring Australian rapper Allday, which reached number 66 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[3] She featured as the opening act for British musical act Ellie Goulding in 2015 and featured at music festivals such as The Plot in December 2015, Skullduggery (Adelaide) in February 2016 and Hyperfest (Perth) in February 2017.

In 2016 she released the single "Wild Emotion", and started an Australian Tour for the song starting on 18 March 2016 at Springfield, Queensland. Also in 2016, Asta toured as the opening act for Ellie Goulding again, on the Australian leg of her Delirium Tour. She brought her friend and collaborator Allday on stage during her sets as a surprise guest performer, where he rapped his featured parts of their joint song, "Dynamite".

In February 2017 she released her debut EP, Shine. In March 2017 she embarked on her national Shine Tour to promote the EP.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs, with selected details
Title Album details
Shine
  • Released: 17 February 2017
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[4]
"Escape" 2012 non-album singles
"My Heart Is On Fire"
"I Need Answers" 2013
"Dynamite" (featuring Allday) 2015 66
"Wild Emotion" 2016
"Shine" Shine
"Doin' What You Want" 2017
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hobart's Asta on a triple j Unearthed high". 936 ABC Hobart. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Asta's tour will send her broke". Themusic.com.au. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (23 May 2015). "ARIA Singles: Grace Sewell Has The New No 1 In Australia". Noise11. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Peak positions for singles in Australia:

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