The Castle Hotel is no stranger to hosting some of the city’s finest, intimate shows and the coming months show no sign of any change there. The revered Oldham Street venue will soon be hosting Plaitum, Bryde, Meadowlark and Van Zeller, who if you’re not already familiar with, you soon will be.
Plaitum are childhood friends Matt Canham and Abi Dersiley, whose friendship over shared favourite artists soon blossomed into a musical partnership. Their first eponymous EP hit the shelves in 2015 including the chaotic single LMHY. This month, the electro twosome released debut album ‘Constraint’, supported with a UK tour.
The fierce and fragile Bryde, stage name for one half of Paper Aeroplanes Sarah Howells, has quickly found fans channeling the likes of PJ Harvey and Jeff Buckley with honest folk-pop. Though Paper Aeroplanes are still flying high (their last album came just two years ago) Howells continues to pursue a budding solo career, including a spin off into trance; her vocals featuring on dance releases from the likes of Paul van Dyk, John O’Callaghan and Dash Berlin.
Meadowlark have only shortly returned from a tour with Amber Run (who you also shouldn’t miss at Dot To Dot this year…) and have an outstanding EP out in the shape of ‘Dual’. Twosome Kate McGill and Daniel Broadley create pop with a lo-fi twist (let’s call it alt-pop) based around meticulous, intimate productions.
Okay, so we may be looking pretty far ahead here, but Bristol’s Van Zeller have been gathering pace at such a momentum that this one is sure to sell out quickly. Since forming in 2015, the storming indie quartet have quickly moved onto performing their own headline shows with relentless energy. The band were recently made familiar with the city, supporting Cloud Nothings at The Deaf Institute.
Tickets for shows can be purchase direct from Alt Tickets.