Castles (R.I.P.)

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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.

« Fiction or Truth » was intially released on Welsh label Palm Reader Records on 25th November 2013 as a limited (300 copies – 150 in red and black + 150 in orange and white) gatefold vinyl record edition. A second press (300 copies on yellow vinyl) was released exclusively on Black Basset Records in March 2014.

RELEASE: BBR004/BBR004B – CASTLES – « Fiction or Truth? »

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Upcoming shows: CASTLES is currently working on its 3rd album, with no immediate touring plans!

Previous shows

  • 20/06/2015 – Manchester (UK) – Fragment Festival
  • 31/05/2015 – La Louvière (BE) – Taverne du Théâtre
  • 31/10/2014 – Brussels (BE) – Beursschouwburg
  • 20/09/2014 – Southsea (UK) – Southsea Fest
  • 06/09/2014 – Bruges (BE) – Grizzlyncher release party
  • 30/08/2014 – Dunkerque (FR) – KLVR Festival
  • 22/08/2014 – Liberchies (BE) – Centre culturel
  • 09/08/2014 – Lausanne (CH) – Grill the Hill 2014
  • 19/07/2014 – Antwerpen (BE) – Rodeofest
  • 12/07/2014 – Wortel (BE) – Wortelkermis
  • 20/06/2014 – Huy (BE) – Fête de la Musique
  • 03/05/2014 – Mouscron (BE) – Century Festival
  • 01/05/2014 – Charleroi (BE) – Rockerill
  • 20/04/2014 – Marbehan (BE) – Festival
  • 06/04/2014 – Antwerp (BE) – Music City
  • 01/04/2014 – Duisburg (DE) – Grammatikof
  • 28/03/2014 – Luxembourg (LX) – Soul Kitchen
  • 15/03/2014 – Liège (BE) – La Zone
  • 07/03/2014 – Portsmouth (UK) – The Edge of the Wedge – w/ Attack! Vipers!
  • 05/03/2014 – Leeds (UK) – The Packhorse – w/ Canaya, False Flags and
  • Shields
  • 04/03/2014 – Manchester (UK) – Kraak – w/ Satanic Dystopia and Denim &
  • Leather
  • 03/03/2014 – Derby (UK) – The Hairy Dog
  • 02/03/2014 – London, Camden (UK) – The Black Heart w/ USA Nails and
  • Canaya
  • 01/03/2014 – Cardiff (UK) – The Moon Club w/ A Thousand Arrows
  • 22/02/2014 – Binche (BE) – Parapluie National
  • 21/02/2014 – Braine l’Alleud (BE) – Le Prisme
  • 09/02/2014 – Dendermonde (BE) – Zenith w/ GoodtimeBoys
  • 06/02/2014 – Brussels (BE) – DNA w/ Coilguns
  • 19/01/2014 – Hazebrouck (FR) – Shaka La w/ Fall of Messiah and Charbon
  • 06/12/2013 – Charleroi (BE) – Eden (« Fiction or Truth? » release party)
  • 15/11/2013 – La Louvière (BE) – Taverne du Théâtre
  • 28/09/2013 – Pont-à-Celles (BE) PACRock
  • 27/09/2013 – Huy (BE) – Atelier Rock (The Noise tour)
  • 21/09/2013 – Liège (BE) – Tattoo Convention
  • 19/09/2013 – Charleroi (BE) – Bar Les Anges
  • 13/09/2013 – Brussels (BE) – Magasin 4 (The Noise tour)
  • 03/05/2013 – Mons (BE) – Le Bateau Ivre
  • 18/04/2013 – Charleroi (BE) – Le Vecteur
  • 08/03/2013 – Arlon (BE) – L’Entrepôt
  • 08/02/2013 – Brussels (BE) – Botanique (Propulse)
  • 02/02/2013 – Liège (BE) – La Zone
  • 08/12/2012 – Thuin (BE) – Festival Le Père Noël est un rockeur
  • 07/12/2012 – Charleroi (BE) – Rockerill
  • 03/11/2012 – Chênée (BE – Festival La Guerre des Gaules 4
  • 27/10/2012 – Namur (BE) – Belvédère
  • 22/09/2012 – Meeuwen (BE) – JH De Mans
  • 22/09/2012 – Braine l’Alleud (BE) – Massif Festival
  • 21/09/2012 – Brussels (BE) – Magasin 4
  • 08/09/2012 – Braine-le-Comte (BE) – Autumn Rock Festival
  • 02/09/2012 – Liège (BE) – Péniche Inside Out
  • 11/08/2012 – Brussels (BE) – Soirée Rock Dur – Bruxelles-les-Bains
  • 13/07/2012 – Dour (BE) – Dour Music Festival
  • 29/06/2012 – Namur (BE) – Bear Rock Festival
  • 24/06/2012 – Southampton (UK) – The Joiners
  • 23/06/2012 – Manchester (UK) – Fac 251 The Factory
  • 22/06/2012 – London (UK) – Unicorn Theatre
  • 21/06/2012 – Bridgend (UK) – Hobos Music Bar
  • 18/06/2012 – Luxembourg (LX) – Rocas
  • 17/06/2012 – Liège (BE) – Péniche Inside Out
  • 16/06/2012 – Charleroi (BE) – Bar Les Anges
  • 15/06/2012 – Brussels (BE) – DNA
  • 01/06/2012 – Mons (BE) – On Air Studio
  • 27/05/2012 – Antwerp (BE) – Music City
  • 25/05/2012 – Brussels (BE) – Magasin 4
  • 09/05/2012 – Tilburg (NL) – Little Devil
  • 25/04/2012 – Brussels (BE) – VK
  • 17/02/2012 – La Louvière (BE) – Taverne du Théâtre
  • 09/02/2012 – Liège (BE) – Péniche Inside out
  • 22/01/2012 – Liège (BE) – Carlo Levi
  • 20/01/2012 – Brussels (BE) – DNA
  • 12/08/2011 – London (UK) – The Camden Unicorn
  • 11/08/2011 – Manchester (UK) – Krobar
  • 21/07/2011 – La Louvière (BE) – Power Festival
  • 25/06/2011 – La Louvière (BE) – Taverne du Théâtre
  • 09/06/2011 – Liège (BE) – Carlo Levi
  • 02/05/2011 – Brussels (BE) – Magasin 4
  • 01/04/2011 – Mons (BE) – Le Bateau Ivre
  • 04/03/2011 – La Louvière (BE) – Taverne du Théâtre
  • 30/12/2010 – Huy (BE) – L’escalier