Castlecomer has never been lacking when it comes to drive and ambition, and their tenacious belief in the potential of their band goes all the way back to its earliest days. Consisting of four cousins and a close childhood friend, the group began playing live during their teenage years and took their band name from a plaque mounted outside their grandfather‚Äôs house, one they later found out referenced the Irish village his family had emigrated from.
Much like the band‚Äôs music, their name possesses deep personal meaning while still retaining an air of evocative mystery, hinting at places they‚Äôve never been but still somehow course through their veins. Australia‚Äôs in their blood, too, and Sydney will always be home, but after signing with Concord Records, the band took a leap of faith in early 2018 and moved to Nashville.
‚ÄúWe wanted to live in a 24/7 music community,‚Äù says Castlecomer frontman Bede. ‚ÄúAs soon we arrived, we discovered that there was live music happening from 1pm onwards in every bloody corner of the place. It was exactly what we needed.‚Äù
Despite their newfound love for Music City, Castlecomer won‚Äôt be spending too much time there this year considering the already-extensive headline and festival dates lined up this Spring/Summer in both Australia and the United States.
One listen and you‚Äôre hooked, sucked into their rapturous world of angular guitars and hypnotizing grooves. With a sound this meticulous and infectious, it‚Äôs hard to believe that the band hasn‚Äôt even released their debut LP yet, but these singles are only the tip of the iceberg from a group that‚Äôs doggedly determined to fulfill every bit of their seemingly limitless potential. It‚Äôs already been a wild ride, but Castlecomer is just getting started.
Bede ‚Äì vocals; Tommy ‚Äì guitar; Neely ‚Äì keyboards; Joe ‚Äì bass; Patch ‚Äì drums