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 200,000 on Spotify alone, official music video views totalling over 200,000, 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 and more.
The band recently joined forces with new UK label Year Of The Rat Records back in August and released their first single ‘Coping Without A Cure’ which has already racked up over 50,000 plays on Spotify alone. New single ‘Distant Bodies’ is released on all digital platforms on the 2nd October 2020. The bands previous single reached great acclaim and picked up coverage with Dreambound, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Dead Press, Triple J, BBC, and many other respected publications.
Speaking about the song Freddie Whatmore said “Our music is heavily influenced by the cascading, soundscape-esque natures of Post-Rock, but with Distant Bodies we wanted to write a track that hits hard, getting straight to the point. In its lyrical content, Distant Bodies focuses on that feeling of being infatuated with someone but knowing it’s not reciprocated, and how that can really tear you apart.
Chapter I – Coping Without a Cure had a lot of overlapping, chaotic vocals to embody frustration – it was written to be cinematic. Distant Bodies is our second Chapter, and is meant to be overwhelming in a different sense; fast-paced and chaotic in it’s instrumentation, with more precise layering of vocals to help solidify the song.”