L A S T E L L E is an Atmospheric Post-Hardcore band hailing from Oxfordshire UK. With comparisons being drawn to the likes of Devil Sold His Soul, Casey, Underoath, Being As An Ocean, and The Elijah; LASTELLE are writing music that blends the power and hooks of Post-Hardcore with the dense soundscapes and textures of Post-Rock. Focusing on dynamic song writing, cascading vocal hooks, and emotional lyrics. Making some bold first steps since forming in September 2018, with streaming plays totalling over 350,000 on Spotify alone, official music video views totalling over 350,000, and multiple tours and shows under their belts already. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of DREAM STATE, THECITYISOURS, POLAR, PRESS TO MECO, AS EVERYTHING UNFOLDS, and more.
The band recently joined forces with new UK label Year Of The Rat Records in August 2020. Previous singles ‘Coping Without A Cure’ ‘Distant Bodies’ and ‘Only Apathy’ landed coverage with BBC, Dreambound, Caliber TV, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Triple J, as well as playlisting with Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and more. Lastelle’s new single ‘Departure’ is out on 22nd January and upcoming EP ‘DELICATE’ will be released on the 26th February 2021 through Year Of The Rat Records / Beth Shalom Records, with a limited run of coloured vinyl available.
Speaking about ‘Departure’ Freddie Whatmore says “Another personal song, this song deals with the mental process of losing a loved one. The chorus line “In the end, aren’t we just chasing the time that we’ve spent our life wasting? All I hope is that you’re happy now.” is about how the death of someone else can bring an overwhelming sense of your own mortality, and questions whether you’ll feel fulfilled when your life comes to end. There were a few different versions of the end of this song, but what we settled on probably ended up as the heaviest part in any of our songs!”