If you’re in the need for a mood lifter, then look no further because Sydney outfit Castlecomer know how to treat your ears. Made up of four cousins and a friend, these guys are more than just your average roving family band that know how to harmonize.
‘Forrest’ is the latest track taken from Castlecomer’s forthcoming EP Lone Survivor. Led by a bouncy melody, this tune brings all of your fondest and wildest travel memories flooding back (sans the gastro, backpacker fornication and the overzealous use of #yolo of course).
It begins with an enchanting five-part harmony intro; half ‘Sun Giant’, half monastery chant. But soon after, the mood hastily shifts and an acoustic rhythm picks up, picks you out of your meditational state and swings you onto an open-roof jeep.
The band’s travels across India are captured on their Go-Pro here; rich in colour, youth and huge smiles. In fact, these guys might just be the reincarnated form of Rusted Root in their video for ‘Send Me On My Way’.
Castlecomer are gearing up for a national tour. Check them out in your town and experience the feel-goods live.
Thurs, Aug 1 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thurs, Aug 15 – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
Fri, Aug 16 – X&Y Bar, Brisbane
Fri, Aug 23 – Worker’s Club, Melbourne
Fri, Aug 30 – Yours & Owls, Wollongong
Sat, Aug 31 – Transit Bar, Canberra
Fri, Sept 6 – Ya-Ya’s, Perth
Sun, Sept 8 – Grace Emily, Adelaide