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Edward Castelow Shares New Album 'Mirth'

Edward Castelow Shares New Album 'Mirth'

Annabel Kean / Monday 1st March, 2021 12:55PM

Swoon alert! Edward Castelow has let loose the entirety of new album Mirth, the first he's released under his own name since dropping the Dictaphone Blues handle. The switch-up marks a shift in sound from Castelow, who's shaken off any bubblegum-pop notions, and instead dips into sultry baritones and something a touch psychedelic. Mirth, a virtue true of the Tāmaki songwriter, grew from lazy mornings exploring melodies on a steel-string guitar, slowly built up with lyrics and instrumentation, keeping in mind a more personal approach to the song content this time around. Standout track 'There Swells My Heart' is a shining example of guest vocalists Anna Coddington and Julia Deans in the mix, who occasionally sneak in to add an extra harmonic twinkle. Keep an ear out for Castelow's horns dream team of Ben Sinclair (The Beths), Callum Passells (Hans Pucket) and Finn Scholes (Carnivorous Plant Society), providing further depths and breadths to an already exciting collection of indie-pop.

Wisely scheduled for more than a month from now, Castelow will be celebrating the album with a live band at Whammy Backroom on April 9th. Get up to speed with Mirth — best listened to out loud with your lockdown bubble on a pair of decent speakers...

Edward Castelow's Album 'Mirth' is out now online.


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Edward Castelow - Mirth Album Release Show
Fri 9th Apr 9:00pm
Whammy Backroom, Auckland