Drums by Bourguignon
Bass by Considérant
Guitar and words by Godby
A mutual friend introduced Bertrand Bourguignon, Jérome Considérant and Edward Godby in late May 2010. This international concoction was unlikely, a curious feature in many of history’s most inspired partnerships. The collective compositions of Godby, Considérant and Bourguignon take elements from across the spectrum of heavy rock music, played loud and hard. They pride themselves on challenging and innovative structures, capturing an atmosphere of intensity. At first, there were few verses and choruses. There have never been any gimmicks. Castles was a new band with new ideas.
You, The Organ Grinder, Castles’ debut album, was created between August 6th and August 11th at Foel Studios, Llanfair Caereinion, Wales. The songs were performed by Bourguignon, Considérant and Godby. They were engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Fielding. Released on February 6th 2012 on EyesOfSound records, You, the Organ Grinder was subject to relative critical acclaim, particularly in the British alternative music press.
Fiction or Truth is Castles second record. It was recorded during the summer of 2013, in Salem Massachusetts, USA, at Godcity Studios. Kurt Ballou engineered, recorded and mixed the ten songs, all of which were written and performed by Bourguignon, Considérant and Godby. It was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, in Portland, Oregon, USA. With Fiction or Truth, Castles set out to write a more listenable and varied set of songs, whilst maintaining their basic desire to compose progressive and mathematically-structured, intense punk rock.
Which is what everybody sets out to do.
Castles achieved their goal.
castlesofficial(at)gmail.com (general enquiries and booking outside Belgium)
Booking : jean(at)boobooking.be (benelux)
OCTOBER MERCH SPECIAL!
Hello fans of Castles. For a short time only (up to and including halloween) we have a very special merchandising and music offer available at www.castles.bigcartel.com 30€ gets you a copy of Fiction or Truth? (our 2014 album) on yellow vinyl … Continued
ALBUM 3 – WINTER WRITING HIBERNATION
Hello there cherished friends and fans and internet-users We have had a jolly lovely time this year. Since the release of Fiction or Truth? We have sold out of the first press, gotten moving on the second press, and played … Continued
UK TOUR MARCH 2014. COME OR BE FOREVER SORRY.
We are coming to the UK for 6 gigs in March. Come out and say hello, and pay in and buy us drinks and then buy merch and offer us a place to stay. And maybe breakfast. We promise to … Continued
UK TOUR – MARCH 2014
Dear UK We’re coming to play some gigs on your fair isle at the beginning of March 2014. Here are the dates: Saturday 01/03 – Cardiff – The Moon Club – W/ A Thousand Arrows (last ever show!) Sunday 02/03 … Continued
HAPPY VINYL DAY
YES VINYL ARRIVED. ON SALE AT THE RELEASE PARTY AT EDEN, CHARLEROI 06/12 THEN ON OUR STORE PAGE STRAIGHT AFTER THAT BUY IT. BUY BOTH COLOURS. TWICE. FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY.
25/11/2013 – Fiction or Truth?
Did you know that on November 25th 1177, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeated Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard? Or that on November 25th in 1963, John F Kennedy was buried in Arlington National Cemetery? I … Continued
25/11/2013 – Fiction or Truth? Release date
So, our new LP, Fiction or Truth is to be released on Monday November 25th, 2013. It’s coming out on vinyl (gatefold packaging / two colour variants) and digital download (MP3/FLAC) The download version will be available for a ‘pay … Continued