If there’s one thing we can learn from the Nashville-based band Hardcastle, it’s that when we stay true to ourselves, we shall surely prosper. The band, consisting of Graham Laderman, Miles Laderman, Val Hoyt, and Noah Christian, originally released an array of songs in 2017 and had found themselves on the Spotify Top 50 Viral chart. However, in the midst of their success, the childhood friends and brothers made the decision to remove all of their previously-released music from the internet and start anew with a fresh discography that they could say they honestly stood by. Starting August of 2018, the alternative rock powerhouse released seven singles that altogether accumulated over 1.5 million organic streams.
Since then, the group has been on the road with the likes of The Band CAMINO, K.Flay, Parachute, and are currently traveling with fellow Nashville natives, The Future Thieves and is set to release their newest single “Mundane.”
With their upcoming sold-out date supporting Angels & Airwaves and a new EP coming in the near future, Hardcastle has shared with us a batch of exclusive photos, firsthand stories of their current tour, and a first listen to “Mundane.”
Val navigating the roads of America while on tour opening for The Band Camino. En route to Seattle. Pre - flat tire incident wherein we were stranded in a snow banked mountain pass until AAA saved us.
Backstage brotherly love pre K.Flay show in Cincinnati.
Things get pretty tight when we don’t use a trailer. Here’s a glimpse inside the van, packed to the brim. Incase you’ve ever wondered what it looks like…
After soundchecks, we try to explore cities when we can. This time in Phoenix on the Camino tour, we found ourselves at a bookstore. Noah perusing the inventory for Lord Byron and Dylan Thomas.
In Nashville, our hometown. These shows are always fun because we can visit our favorite spots before the show. This night was especially significant to us because it was the biggest Nashville show we’ve played to date - sold out at the Exit/In on the Camino run.
Graham taking it all in backstage at Music Hall of Williamsburg… eventually minor chaos would ensue when the entire venue was evacuated due to a fire alarm. Wild times. Cold times.
On the way back from a thrilling show in Memphis. It had been our first time coming back to headline since the Camino tour and we were blown away by the support from the people who came back out. Val broke his guitar on stage this night.
The scene most days in the van. Sometimes we’ll drive for hours on end getting from one place to the next, but thankfully, good company never gets old.
All of us. Some green room. Somewhere. Who knows. Who cares.