Australian outfit Castlecomer is made up of five members widely known by their first names–Bede, Tommy, Patch, Neely, and Joe. 2018 saw them play a plethora of shows in the U.S., most recently supporting the release of their debut self-titled album. Though they hail from Sydney, their name pays homage to a small coal-mining town in Ireland from which many members of the band originate.
Castlecomer's music begs for movement, and their indie-rock shows breed just that – rowdy crowds, incredible stage banter and lots of dancing. Think Two Door Cinema Club with a little less beach and a little more grunge.
Read below for a recap of their adventures touring in support of their new album, complete with secondhand champagne, fan ink and a pretty gnarly car crash.
Here we are playing on the AltNation tour. It was one of the first times we’ve seen our album art looking like the bat signal up on that black curtain.
"Point to the people at the very back of the room and blow their head off with your choruses." -Ghandi
Halloween or not, the Wiggles (with ACDC) are the OG’s of Australian Entertainment. Anyone who is selling out 12 nights in a row at Madison Square Garden deserves some tribute acts, so for one night only, we had a crack.
Our front man doing what he does best.
Album release day. Here we are backstage at a festival. The band who got this Moet on their rider had left the festival, so we got in there like any good poor band should and toasted how far we have come from the west of Sydney Australia!
Tommy and Joe doing their best Angus and Malcolm impression. ACDC 4EVA!
When you meet a fan who is willing to ink your lyrics on their skin, you must pay your respects. "Make Love, Make Music!"
The boys at the House of Blues, Dallas, another iconic venue that we’re ticking off the list. We’re going to play them all until we get to the 100,000 seaters people!
Bede has the best stage banter of anyone in the world.
This was the moment five Australians very nearly died on American roads. We are blessed to be still rocking, so whoever is looking over us, thank you.