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By Dan Hutton on November 29, 2016 in Arts

You can catch Castlecomer at Manning Bar on December 2.

You can catch Castlecomer at Manning Bar on December 2.

Eclectic Sydney rockers Castlecomer are about to set out on a east coast tour to unleash their new EP, All of the Noise. During the month we fired a few questions at Castlecomer bass player Joe Kennedy…

My first memory of music is… obviously The Wiggles! I’m a 90s kid. Yeah Jeff, wake up mate!

Growing up my parents listened to… The Eagles, The Beatles, Sting and Paul Simon, but my dad’s absolute favourite was always James Taylor.

Our dream gig… would definitely be Glastonbury.

If you come to see us play, you can expect… energy, fun and maybe something a little saucy.

Our new EP, All of the Noise, is… hopefully infectious enough to get people moving and grooving. The name says it all, really. All of these songs were favourites as soon as they were brought to the band and we are really at a stage where we want make a whole lot of noise.

There was one time when we were starting out… that we were really shit. Actually, there may have been more than one time.

If I could have chosen one song to have written it would have to be… ‘Miserere’ by Gregorio Allegri. I’d be rich!

Our favourite song to perform would have to be… ‘Escapism’. It is really raw and when we lock in together it really gets us pumped up. Although recently I have been really enjoying playing our new track, ‘Judy’. It’s kind of slick and sexy and seems to get everyone grooving.

The best thing about the local music scene is… that Sydney still seems to be able to create some prodigious bands, despite all the venue closures.

One person we’d still really like to record with is… Mark Ronson. He’s white funk (rare).

Our biggest fan has got be… Donald Trump. He is quoted as saying, “We’re gonna build a wall and write their name on it; they are gonna be huuuge!”

I’ll know we’ve have made it when… I don’t have to live in the cupboard under the stairs at Uncle Vernon’s place.

Our next Sydney gig…
is at Manning Bar at Sydney University on December 2. It is going to be huuuge!

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