SIRIUS ALT NATION PRESENTS: BIG DATA
with Castelcomer and Fitness
Alt Nation and Songbyrd Present
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 6:30 PM // SHOW: 7:30 PM
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Alt Nation Presents @ Songbyrd Music House
Thursday October 25, 2018
Big Data is a paranoid electronic project led by producer Alan Wilkis from Brooklyn, New York.
“When I wrote ‘Fire Alarm,’ I decided then and there to quit my day job and focus solely on music,” says Castlecomer frontman Bede Kennedy. “That song marked this cathartic moment where I really put a stake in the ground and committed to going all in. For the next twelve months, I did nothing but write for nine hours a day, every single day.”
Kennedy clearly sensed he was on to something special with “Fire Alarm,” but little did he know he’d just written the tune that would lead the Sydney rockers
halfway around the world and propel them from local favorites to international breakout stars. With its driving beat and earworm of a melody, “Fire
Alarm” was a runaway hit on Spotify, where it reached #6 on the Global Viral chart and racked up more than five million streams. The band garnered
airplay everywhere from Australia’s legendary alternative music station, Triple J to LA’s KROQ to SiriusXM’s ALT Nation and drew comparisons to The
Strokes and Daft Punk, with Rolling Stone Australia praising their “amalgamation of emotion and unashamed catchiness.” The band played more
than 500 shows and festival dates Down Under, building up a devoted fanbase and honing their set into a concentrated blast of pure energy and ecstasy.
By the time they got to SXSW in 2017, Castlecomer was ready to take America by storm.