The Castillians – You & Me
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“a powerhouse vocal performance by frontman Matthew Smyth” – BrooklynVegan
“Garage rock and roll at its most addictive, “You & Me” is a searing combination of tearing riffs and shiver-down-your-spine vocals.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Thrashing cymbals and buzzsaw guitars are laced with a piercing horn section” – DIY
“Your new favourite band” – Far Out Magazine
The Castillians first formed in 2010, born out of the should-be-legendary ColdRice collective from Birmingham, UK, who were responsible for probably the best underground music scene in Europe that we ever came across. Alongside the other “ColdRice House Bands” (including Black Mekon, Copter, Sex Beet and more), The Castillians made their mark at home playing decadent warehouse parties which you would never invite your mother to.
In 2011 they self-released their debut album, Show Your Teeth, just on a small run of CD-Rs under the ColdRice Records banner. Like everything else released on the small label, it was one of the most played albums we’ve ever had – and earlier this year we finally re-released it so that it’s now available worldwide digitally.
PNKSLM are incredibly psyched to announce that the band’s long awaited second album You & Me is finally released today. The album takes a slightly more soulful direction than Show Your Teeth, but keeps up with the energy and hooks. Plus with Lucern Raze and Black Mekon producing it together, it’s still kept some of the original dirtiness.
The album is available to on limited edition black vinyl as well as part of a deluxe package including splattered vinyl and a baseball t-shirt here.