L A S T E L L E is an Atmospheric Post-Hardcore band hailing from Oxfordshire UK. With comparisons being drawn to the likes of Devil Sold His Soul, Casey, Underoath, Being As An Ocean, and The Elijah; LASTELLE are writing music that blends the power and hooks of Post-Hardcore with the dense soundscapes and textures of Post-Rock. Focusing on dynamic song writing, cascading vocal hooks, and emotional lyrics. Making some bold first steps since forming in September 2018, with streaming plays totalling over 400,000 on Spotify alone, official music video views totalling over 400,000, and multiple tours and shows under their belts already. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of DREAM STATE, THECITYISOURS, POLAR, PRESS TO MECO, AS EVERYTHING UNFOLDS, and more.
The band recently joined forces with new UK label Year Of The Rat Records in August 2020. Previous singles ‘Coping Without A Cure’ ‘Distant Bodies’ ‘Departure’ and ‘Only Apathy’ landed coverage with BBC, Metal Hammer, Dreambound, Caliber TV, Kerrang, Rock Sound, Triple J, Distorted Sound Magazine and more, as well as playlisting with Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and more. Lastelle’s new EP ‘DELICATE’ will be released on the 26th February 2021 through Year Of The Rat Records / Beth Shalom Records, with a limited run of coloured vinyl available.
Speaking about ‘DELICATE’ Freddie Whatmore says "These songs are our own reflections of our personal struggles with love and loss. As someone who struggles to find a way to express these deep emotions, I use this band as a way of releasing this in a healthy and creative way. A few years ago, I lost my uncle to cancer. He was one of biggest inspirations and my gateway to music, as a guitarist himself. These feelings won't ever go away, but having this band to be a cathartic output has helped massively. That is what the song "Departure" is about; accepting death and knowing to appreciate what you had, not what is lost.
Throughout the EP we explore the intricacies of what it means to lose someone, and the emotional journey that comes with it. The visual representation of the flowers being taken out of its natural habitat and taped to the walls signifies the fragility and delicate nature of life. As they wilt and die, from new life to death, from purity to passion, flowers ultimately represent the swift passage from life into death"