Video Premiere: Bones and Jones - Castlemaine

Video Premiere: Bones and Jones - Castlemaine

Victorian alt-country-rockers release fresh single and music video ahead of new album and national tour

Image credit: Kyle Dobie

Less than a month out from the release of their new album Love You (out June 23), Geelong’s Bones and Jones are back with their new single and music video, the rollicking alt-country that is Castlemaine premiering on Pilerats a day ahead of release!

Marking the first time the band’s Jasper Jolley has written a character-based song, Castlemaine takes cues from the likes of Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry in naming a song after a town or city with an Aussie twist. A catchy alternative country anthem, Castlemaine sees soaring harmonica and slide guitar sitting alongside big acoustic strums and Jasper’s fuzzy vocals.

Speaking on the new single, Jolley explains “Castlemaine is one of the first character songs I’ve really written. There was this really big road at primary school and whenever it rained all the kids would race leaves down the gutter, I don’t know how I dug up that memory but I liked the idea of writing a song around it. There's no super direct link to Castlemaine apart from that we all love going there, I always thought it was hard to work in Australian township names in to songs like Americans can (Jackson by Johnny Cash, Memphis Tennessee by Chuck berry etc), Castlemaine seemed like it would sound the best so it stuck.

Meanwhile, the video sees Jasper jaunting around the eponymous Castlemaine with his trusty six-string as he tears across paddocks on a postie bike and jams out in tunnels. Give Castlemaine a watch and listen before it releases tomorrow, and see below for all dates of the band’s upcoming Australian tour.

Bones And Jones' new single Castlemaine is out May 31

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Bones And Jones 2023 Tour


7th of July, Corner Hotel - Melbourne / Naarm


13th of July, Black Bear Lodge - Brisbane / Meanjin


14th of July, Picnic - Mt Tamborine / Wangerriburras


15th of July, The Eltham Hotel - Eltham / Bundjalung


16th of July, Yamba Bowlo - Yamba / Bundjalung


20th of July, Transit Bar - Ngunwal / Canberra


21st of July, La La La’s - Wollongong / Dharawal


22nd of July, House of Music & Booze - Sydney / Eora


23rd of July, Hamilton Station Hotel - Newcastle / Mulubinba


29th of July, Republic Bar - Hobart / Nipaluna


4th of August, Crown & Anchor - Adelaide / Kaurna


5th of August, Settlers Tavern - Margaret River / Wooditup


6th of August, Mojo’s - Fremantle / Walyalup


19th of August, Darwin Festival - Darwin / Larrakia


1st of September, Haba - Rye / Boon Wurrung


2nd of September, Castlemaine / Dja Dja Wurrung


6th of November, Torquay Hotel - Torquay / Wadawurrung

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