Castlecomer with LAW.
Wed, Aug 15 7:00 pm
Castlecomer: “When I wrote ‘Fire Alarm,’ I decided then and there to quit my day job and focus solely on music,” says Castlecomer frontman Bede Kennedy. “That song marked this cathartic moment where I really put a stake in the ground and committed to going all in. For the next twelve months, I did nothing but write for nine hours a day, every single day.” Kennedy clearly sensed he was on to something special with “Fire Alarm,” but little did he know he’d just written the tune that would lead the Sydney rockers halfway around the world and propel them from local favorites to international breakout stars. With its driving beat and earworm of a melody, “Fire Alarm” was a runaway hit on Spotify, where it reached #6 on the Global Viral chart and racked up more than five million streams. The band garnered airplay everywhere from Australia’s legendary alternative music station, Triple J to LA’s KROQ to SiriusXM’s ALT Nation and drew comparisons to The Strokes and Daft Punk, with Rolling Stone Australia praising their “amalgamation of emotion and unashamed catchiness.” The band played more than 500 shows and festival dates Down Under, building up a devoted fanbase and honing their set into a concentrated blast of pure energy and ecstasy. By the time they got to SXSW in 2017, Castlecomer was ready to take America by storm. LAW.: "Seemingly emerging out of nowhere, Charlotte’s first release hit the airwaves at the beginning of 2017, demonstrating an uncanny ability to deliver her pop sensibilities while keeping intact a sense of exploration, experimentation, and freedom. Growing up outside of Boston, Charlotte began her music career experimenting with folk-pop and raw country while teaching herself guitar and piano - releasing her first album under her given name of Charlotte Sands at the impressive age of 16. From there she moved to Nashville to hone her songwriting craft and wrote songs for various pop & country artists. It was in this industry heavy environment that caused a reaction with which she rebelled against the corporate mentality of music and songwriting. In her first release under her new moniker and new found sense of freedom, she managed to delve throughout the entire spectrum of emotion and the human experience in just five songs. Her ability to weld together dark and moody beats intricately with strong melodies is juxtaposed with unashamedly venturing into dance electro/pop hits demonstrating a lack of fear and pandering which is much needed in the current music kaleidoscope."