The Harbour Agency presents:

SXSW 2018 (Austin, TX)

Castlecomer

Austin, Texas, Austin, US

Entry Requirements: 18+ )

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★New Single★If I Could Be Like You★

Castlecomer have returned in 2017 with a huge nugget of guitar pop in the form of latest single “If I Could Be Like You”. The release comes off the back of their inclusion on the SXSW 2017 Line Up in Austin, Texas.

The band took one day out of their East Coast Tour in December to lay down the track at Forbes St Studios with JP Fung (Last Dinosaurs, Client Liaison), with Mastering by Joe LaPorta (The Weeknd, David Bowie, The Naked and Famous).

Of the song, front man Bede says “I wrote this song on a baby bass guitar that I bought on Gumtree for $60. I’ll never sell it now. The aim was to write a song that people would immediately dance to – I hope they do”.

Castlecomer are hosting a USA Fundraiser Party on February 16th at Sydney's Brighton Up Bar that is selling fast.

Castlecomer are a band from Sydney Australia. They are 2 brothers, 2 cousins and a best friend who make alternative guitar pop ready made for huge dance parties and crowd sing-a-longs. The band, in their early 20's, cut their teeth performing 500 shows in 3 years in Australian pubs and clubs, building their home-town fan base with their powerful tunes and five-part harmonies. In 2015 the band decided to 'take music seriously' and frontman Bede wrote 50 songs in 6 months resulting in their EP "All of the Noise" which has garnered over 2 million streams on Spotify in under a year led by hit single "Fire Alarm" which has charted on US Alternative Radio. The band are Bede (vox) & Patch (drums) & Tommy (guitars) & Neely (keys) & Joe (bass).

CASTLECOMER

· Added to SXSW 2017

· Over 2 million Spotify Spins (Independent Release)

· #6 on Global Viral Spotify Chart for Fire Alarm

· Spot add of Escapism to Triple J

· EP All of the Noise in top 10 of US Alternative Radio Charts for 4 weeks of October

· US College and Radio Play across all singles on EP including rotation of Get in Line on KROQ

The Noise · Premiered on Richard Kingsmill’s program ‘2016’ and has received rave reviews: · With Strokes-level urgency and a pop-grande hook, double-time anxiousness, undertones of bitterness and a contrasting, explosive chorus — The Noise is an amalgamation of emotion and unashamed catchiness that just works. Rolling Stone · “The Noise” is a great addition to the list of impressive tunes the band have been churning out over the past year; the melodies are strong and memorable, the pop tones and rhythm driving the song adding to what is quite an uplifting and energetic number. AU Review · “Killer new rock gem… With driving guitar and powerful vocals interlaid with classic pop sensibilities, it’s clear why these guys are copping serious love.” Tone Deaf · "nostalgic melodies and super uplifting energy” Maggie Collins

Escapism · Before The Noise, Escapism was added to the 'Triple J Hitlist', received spot rotation on the radio station and has received syncs from shows like UK soap "Made in Chelsea". · “[a] juxtaposition of love, success, failure and death, and presents a new sound” – The Music · “Best song I've heard from Castlecomer. It's a tight, lean, infectiously upbeat song.”– Dom Alessio, Triple J · “a joyous, infectious tune that showcases the bands knack for delightfully engaging arrangement” – Best Before · “A thumping piece of indie rock'n'roll, with driving drums and scuzzy guitars making it instantly dance-able,and damn catchy.” – Pilerats

Fire Alarm · 1,250,000 Spotify streams in 9 months and went top 10 on the Global Spotify Viral Charts, as well as top 10 places in USA, UK, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Singapore and the Philippines. · “Fire Alarm’ is reminiscent of big Britpop tracks that get you moving and grooving”. Casual Band Blogger · “Where there’s smoke there’s a Fire Alarm and right now Castlecomer are smokin’”AAA Backstage · “The tempo hits you from the very start and rides like a roller coaster.” WordKrapht

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