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.
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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
Fiction or Truth?
We did it! We flew to America and Jérôme survived (thanks to xanax) and we made our new record, which is entitled Fiction or Truth. We had a lovely time in Salem and wish to extend our thanks to Kurt … Continued
New record, new underpants.
Hi everyone. Thanks for checking back. We appreciate it greatly. So, we’ve not been playing many gigs as of late, because we’ve been slaving away in a hot rehearsal room, putting the finishing touches to the compositions that will unite … Continued
LONG TIME, NO NEWS.
The weather is changing for the frostier and we felt it was time to update. Over summer we had some laughs, played some gigs, y’know, the usual. The highlight was probably Dour Festival. That went well. Thanks to all involved, … Continued
Summer is here! Even if the weather doesn’t believe it!
All manner of things to report! We’re off on tour on Friday, with the fantastic A Thousand Arrows, from Cardiff, UK. Here are the dates. Come and take one in. 15/06 – (BE) Brussels, DNA Café 16/06 – (BE) Charleroi, … Continued