Introducing: Castle Black – Brooklyn’s Sound Bastion.

Castle Black – New York City, New York, USA.


When discussing the history of Punk, a city that will always stand out for its artists and culture is New York City, home to the RamonesThe Velvet Underground and of course the legendary CBGB club, where many artists of the time earned their stripes.

Last year the big apple saw the inception of Brooklyn founded Castle Black, a Punk/Grunge trio capturing the NY sound with a subdued, crunchy Garage-band sound with a slight L7-esque edge to their own concoction.

In existence for less than twelve months, they soon gathered traction and are now playing shows all over the five boroughs, even stretching out in to the nation’s capital of DC, the home of legends such as Bad Brains, Fugazi and Rites of Spring.

Their debut EP, Find You There, was released last August (download link below) and being an 80’s child and New Wave Punker, I’m digging this all round.

Taking elements of Post-Punk, Grunge and New Wave, with a dab of surf-riffage for flavour, I can easily see myself in the pit during a Castle Black set.

The band also have a new release set for the 7th May, so keep an eye open and set towards Brooklyn’s battlements for the next foray of sound.

For all information on the band and their music, follow the links below:



Jay Graves

From Swindon in the South-West of England. Vocalist and Guitarist for Folk-Punk, Mick O'Toole.

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