Far Caspian is the project of Irish singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Joel Johnston. Choosing to record with a DIY approach - recording, playing and mixing everything himself.
Starting from a basement home studio in 2018, Far Caspian’s first two two EPs and album landed plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, Radio X, coverage from The Line of Best Fit, Clash and Dork, and numerous Spotify and YouTube playlists; which all helped generate a dedicated and growing and engaged fanbase across the world. Live, close friends join Joel to turn the project into a full band, resulting in driven and upbeat performances. This exciting sound was reflected in sold-out shows on the band’s first record tours in London, Leeds, Manchester, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.
Following quickly from 2021’s ‘Ways To Get Out’-sophomore album ‘Like You Were Here’ isn’t a follow up record but more so a departure into a different feel to his previous material. Joel’s influences for the new record lean heavily towards the late 90’s/2000’s alternative scene with references to Autolux’s doubled guitars and expressive drumming and a Sparklehorse mixed with The Radio Dept. vocal style.
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