Australia based Castlecomer will be headlining The 7th Street Entry on Tuesday, July 24th. Castlecomer has never been lacking when it comes to drive and ambition, and their tenacious belief in the potential of their band goes all the way back to its earliest days. Consisting of four cousins and a close childhood friend, the group began playing live during their teenage years and took their band name from a plaque mounted outside their grandfather’s house, one they later found out referenced the Irish village his family had emigrated from. Much like the band’s music, their name possesses deep personal meaning while still retaining an air of evocative mystery, hinting at places they’ve never been but still somehow course through their veins.
Australia’s in their blood, too, and Sydney will always be home, but after signing with Concord Records, the band took a leap of faith in early 2018 and moved to Nashville. “We wanted to live in a 24/7 music community,” says Kennedy. “As soon we arrived, we discovered that there was live music happening from 1pm onwards in every bloody corner of the place. It was exactly what we needed.”
Despite their newfound love for Music City, Castlecomer won’t be spending too much time there this year considering the already-extensive headline and festival dates lined up behind their track, “Move.” Recorded with producer Adrian Breakspear (Gang of Youths) and mastered by GRAMMY-winner Joe LaPorta (The Weeknd, The Killers, Foo Fighters), the track is a funky dance jam that pairs Kennedy’s silky-smooth vocals with a disco-tinged arrangement that’s pure 1970’s bliss.
Such is the contagious energy of Castlecomer. One listen and you’re hooked, sucked into their rapturous world of angular guitars and hypnotizing grooves. With a sound this meticulous and infectious, it’s hard to believe that the band hasn’t even released their debut LP yet, but these singles are only the tip of the iceberg from a group that’s doggedly determined to fulfill every bit of their seemingly limitless potential. It’s already been a wild ride, but Castlecomer is just getting started.
Opening the show will be The Twin Cities’ very own, Static Panic. Static Panic hails from St. Paul, MN and their debut EP Chrome is a deliciously honest look into sexuality and self- discovery. From the broken-hearted synthrock stylings of “Anthem Of The Lost,” to the heavily Prince-inspired seductions of “The Crazy Thing,” this collection of songs is unapologetically brazen and aims to get your blood pumping. The catchy melodies and pop sensibilities of “Lose You To The Night,” and “Feel It,” convey versatility and an eagerness to breach a social barrier of coping with social anxiety and relationships torn asunder by space and time. Static Panic presents a vivid, visceral set of images and themes consistent with a universal experience throughout the course of the journey we call Chrome.
Tickets are still available here.