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Introducing… Godcaster

Freakout art rock for the lovers of weirdness.

Godcaster are one of the strangest bands I’ve recently discovered. The sextet rarely stay in a specific subgenre of rock for long and the two singles from their forthcoming self-titled album show that perfectly. On one hand, we have ‘Pluto Shoots His Gaze Into the Sun’. It’s an initially angelic acoustic folk piece that feels every bit as 1971 in its chord structure as it does its delivery. Dewy, like a lullaby, it is beautiful and melancholy in equal measure. For balance, their previous single ‘Diamond’s Shining Face’ is underneath. Here it is all about the loud marching of guitars, big drums, emotive vocals and tension. The song bubbles and explodes into a furious screaming finale for the choruses. It couldn’t be further from ‘Pluto’ and that’s what makes me excited.

Both songs are equally unusual oddities but still very melodic. They both command space to be listened to and I feel like I’ve discovered a potential new goldmine of weird rock music to uncover. Enjoy the music videos for both singles below. Godcaster’s self-titled album will be released on the 10th March. You can pre-order it and follow Godcaster over on Bandcamp for more information. The band are also going on tour across the US with dates across March, including SXSW in Austin.

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