Welding guitars, synths, bass and drums with Air Castles’ brainchild Max Mansson’s unforgettable vocals, the song is equally impressive as it is catchy. They were chosen by a panel of Radio 1 DJ’s, including Zane Lowe, to play on the BBC introducing stage at Glastonbury this year and have shared stages with the likes of Shout Out Louds, Peter Bjorn & John, Feeder, The Pipettes and Last Days of April.
Air Castles released an EP in 2009 under a different guise that caught the attention of the Guardian who described the effort as “Spirited, piano driven melancholia… well worth hearing” and Rocksound hailed the EP “sublime crystalline indie… that will appeal to fans of Jenniferever, Sigur Rós, Death Cab For Cutie and Band of Horses”.
Fast-forward a couple of years and the debut album is recorded and ready for its release early next year. All instruments and vocals featured on the album were performed by Mansson apart from percussion. Live the band are a must watch act.
The band are playing at The Old Blue Last on August 14th and a single release party on September 8th at 93 Feet East. Go see them!