PREMIERE: Castlecomer’s “Leaving” Serenades Us with Slow Guitar Strumming and Dreamy Vocals


Castlecomer's "Leaving" shows the band's sensitive side, and we're loving every second of it. The Australian band has amazed fans with their fun-loving, fast-paced alt-rock tones, and garnered major success and six million Spotify streams with their first-ever single "Fire Alarm."  Now, Castlecomer welcomes their first self-titled LP, due in October. They slow it down with "Leaving," serenading us with slow guitar strumming and dreamy vocals. The warmth that emanates from this heartbreak anthem feels like the biggest hug you needed. 

"Leaving" it is so innately tranquil and intimate that it feels like you could be in your friend's bedroom, helping him/her reel over a break-up. The song speaks to heartbreak, feeling helpless and resistant to saying goodbye. Castecomer's melodies are even better than comfort food, exploring the illusion of happiness with the wrong person and romanticization of a break-up. 

Castlecomer commented on slowing down with "Leaving,"

"'Leaving' is a heartbreak song. Everyone in the band wanted a ballad on the album, and this one was really sounding the best in the garage when we were rehearsing for the studio, so it made it on to the album. We love that it shows a different side to the band as we mainly just try to write energetic bangers. It provides a nice moment in the live set where everyone can take a breather and let that hot sweat on their brow turn cold for a minute!"

Comprised of four cousins and their family friend, Castlecomer moved from Australia to Los Angeles to sign with Concord Records. Now, they are fresh off their 25-show headline tour and ready to show the world their Castlecomer LP.  Judging by "Leaving," the band has mastered not only contagious melodies, but also a depth and sentimentality that is rare in music today.

Your first listen of "Leaving" is here:

+ Catch Castlecomer on the ALT Nation tour this fall w/ Big Data & Fitness:

October 14@ Shelter in Detroit, MI

October 15@ Hi-Fi in Indianapolis, IN

October 16@ Chop Shop in Chicago, IL

October 18@ Rumba in Columbus, OH

October 19 @ Cambridge Room at HOB in Cleveland, OH

October 21 @ Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT

October 22@ Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA

October 23@ The Foundry in Philadelphia, PA

October 24@ Gramercy in New York, NY

October 25@ Songbyrd in Washington, DC

October 27@ Underground in Charlotte, NC

October 28@ The Cowan in Nashville, TN

October 30@ Cambridge Room at HOB in Dallas, TX

October 31@ Bronze Peacock at HOB in Houston, TX

November 1 @ Antone's in Austin, TX

November 2 @ Lowbrow Place in El Paso, TX

November 4@ Valley Bar in Phoenix, AZ

November 5@ Voodoo Room at HOB in San Diego, CA

November 6@ Resident in Los Angeles, CA

November 7@ Chapel in San Francisco, CA

November 9@ Dante's in Portland, OR

November 10@ Chop Suey in Seattle, WA