Saturday, 28 February 2009

if you havent noticed

you can read our twitter updates on the side bar too, so you can see all the rock star like things we get up to; such as waiting in queues, sitting on buses, eating slimy food.

it's hard being so cool.

Friday, 27 February 2009

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

hey hey

we've just been featured on the new "Loud & Quiet" podcast, so if you want to hear one of the new tracks from the album (before it's out!) get over to and check out podcast 10.


Tuesday, 17 February 2009


this is brilliant


so we got the promo shots back from Bart, they look well swish, here's a link to his flickr album

we also decided to make a twitter page and facebook page thingies, you can find the links for all those on the left hand side of our myspace paggggggggge.

Sunday, 15 February 2009


you should all definately check out the new wintermute video, its really awesome and it has my daft face popping up in it:

Have a look at it here on Facebook.

we finished our lovely promo shots with Bart today, so we should have those online sometime in the next few days, look out for them!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Oh yeah, almost forgot!

Almost forgot to mention this, we're playing a gig tonight at the Brudenell in Leeds, supporting Future Islands, come down.


Yeah, so we never made it to our quarry adventure because some gang of biscuits smashed up barts car (cheers dickheads!), but hopefully we'll re schedule it for sometime next week.

anyway, we're finally announcing the details of our new mini album, it's coming out on Brew Records ( and will feature an awesome digipack designed and crafted by our mate Leemun (

we recorded it with Ross Halden At Ghost Town Studio’s (¡Forward Russia!, Sky Larkin, Rolo Tomassi etc), and we had so much fun, Ross is totally awesome. (you can find him in our top friends on myspace)

Castrovalva Mini Album

1. Max Rhodes
2. We Don't go to Ravenholm
3. Dream Carpet
4. Bison Scissor Kick
5. London Kills Me
6. My Father Bleeds History
7. Bellhausen ft. Leemun Smith
8. Triceratops

Price:: £5.00
Release date:: 4th may 2009

so yeah, we've uploaded a track from the album on our myspace now and should have some more bits following soon.

check it out.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

quarry adventure time

Hey hey, was the wintermute video shoot on friday (awesome fun) and today we're off for some promo photos by Bart Pettman (, apparantly he's taking us to an old quarry with a massive fibreglass triceratops... crazy.

We should be putting a new track from our mini album online on monday evening, so after that the only place to get the old songs from the last CD will be free at our gigs until we run out of them, you'll be able to pick up the old CD at all of our upcoming tour date gigs.

word up.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Old Myspace Tracks

The old recordings up on our myspace will be coming down pretty soon to make way for new stuff from the mini album, so go grab them while you can:

Or if you just get in contact with us, we have the two tracks on a CD you can have for free, with artwork done by our awesome friend Matt Reid (Chickenhawk, The Grand March, WhoresWhoresWhores).

looks a bit like this:

but the version of Max Rhodes on the CD is different to the one on the myspace, so if that bothers you, then you can grab the myspace one! everyone's a winner.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

check out

One guy from France named Andre, playing his drum kit with synth triggers, doing old video game music covers and other bits and bobs, awesome.


We've still got a few more dates of our march tour that need filling up, so if you want castrovalva to come to your town (we'll even play in your bedroom) just send a message over to

here's what it's looking like so far:

17 Mar 2009 18:00

Newcastle maybe?
18 Mar 2009 18:00

19 Mar 2009 18:00

20 Mar 2009 18:00

21 Mar 2009 18:00
Brudenell w/ Nadja + Red Stars Parade Leeds
22 Mar 2009 18:00
The Harley w/ We Versus the Shark + Pulled Apart by Horses Sheffield
23 Mar 2009 18:00
The Duchess w/ We versus the shark + Pulled apart by horses York

word up.

Got a few fun gigs we should be playing in the near future, including supporting Zach Hill (team sleep, Hella) in May!!



Hey, we've got some more details on our mini album, the artwork is being done by our good friends over at Kraffhics ( and you can take a sneak peek at the artwork here:

It's going to be in digipak form and is going to have 8 tracks, but we'll tell you more about it later.

also, we should have ourselves a proper website at somepoint soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that.


Wednesday, 4 February 2009

blog blog blog

right, so we now have this blog; we'll just stick all our news and stuff up on here because myspace blogs arent the best.

lets party.

we're just finishing up our new CD, it'll be a mini album out on Brew Records and it's sounding filllllllllthy!!! and we recorded it with Ross Halden at Ghost Town.