Castleford band’s debut single launch

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A Castleford band is set to launch its debut single this month with a launch party and gig at its Pontefract HQ.

Five-piece band Allusondrugs releases its first single Plasters on August 19 with a gig at its Pontefract HQ.

It follows the band being shortlisted in the annual Leeds and Reading Futuresound competition, making it through to the final 60 to compete for a slot at this month’s festival.

The band – made up of Jason Moules, 22, on vocals, guitarists Damian Hughes and Drey Pavlovic, both 24, bassist Tom Peden, 24, and drummer Connor Fisher-Atack, 22 – formed about a year ago and have built up a fan base from gigging around the area, and have recently signed to Leeds record label Clue Records.

Drey said: “There’s a lot going on, and we’re trying to balance working full-time, which is a massive challenge.

“The single is going to be really exciting, just all the effort Clue has put in and the level of detail. It’s going to be great.”

Drey added the band’s success in the Futuresounds contest had also given the band a big boost.

He said: “The competition has done wonders for us, we’ve got some gigs at the Cockpit out of it.

“The gig we did there as part of the competition was one of our best shows.

“We weren’t disappointed, as we were up against bands who have been together for years, and we will go for it next year.”

The band is currently finalising the line-up for its single launch, which takes place at Allusondrugs HQ on Mill Dam Lane, on August 17, with free admission. Visit the band’s Facebook page to find out more.