Aidan Casserly, lead singer with the cult Dublin synthpop bands The Garland Cult and Empire State Human, has teamed up with Marc Almond’s pianist Martin Watkins to write and record a moving song called “Castles” which is being released by our American friends at Ninthwave Media as a charity single in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Castles by Aidan Casserly featuring Martin Watkins.

The song which is a brooding Twin Peaks sounding soulful ballad is backed by the song “Marble” and the single also includes an exclusive remix of that track by Steven Olaf. Both songs are taken from Aidan’s second solo album “The naming of Blue” which is dedicated to his brother Neville Casserly.

In October 2010, Aidan’s brother Neville passed away after a long, brave battle against throat cancer. To quote Aidan “Neville’s
death was something that really affected us as a family and it’s something we’re dealing with on a day to day basis. This charity single was written and recorded with the fantastic Martin Watkins and the album it came from were my way of dealing with the loss of my brother, and for me it helped so much. To have the opportunity to release a charity single in aid of the Irish Cancer Society has also given me an opportunity to feel I was doing something for not only Neville, but my family, my friends and myself. Special thanks goes to Donna Parsons and Elaine Gillespie at the ICS on Northhampton Road.”

Aidan will perform “Castles” live along with Empire State Human at the event “Night of the Machines” on September 1st at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.