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Asta: It's important girls feel like they can be who they want without the pressure of looking or sounding a certain way

Asta Evelyn Binnie-Ireland was born in a tiny town in Tasmania called Cygnet which last reported a population of 839 people. In 2015, Asta told the Sydney Morning Herald that she grew up in a "small hippie country town", where she was either painting in the nude or parading around in elaborate costumes. Her passion for art, performance and costumes never faded, and at 17 Asta won triple j's Unearthed High competition. From there, the indie-pop artist went on to support Ellie Goulding on her Australian tour in 2016. Today, at 22, Asta is preparing to headline her own Australian tour, after releasing a funky tune called Shine late last year. The tour of the same name kicks off in February, along with her debut EP. Despite being a regular on the festival circuit as well as the aforementioned support slot for Ellie Goulding, and five years in the spotlight, Asta has only released a handful of singles. (A track that particularly stands out is a ballad called Wild Emotion - make sure you listen to the acoustic version. Scroll down for the video). Her fans are understandably pining for a solid collection of songs, and if Shine is anything to go by, the new EP will have been worth the wait. Asta feels as though she’s finally found her sound and sat down with Music Love to talk about her tour and EP, and what it was like to follow Ellie Goulding around Australia. 

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