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Marco Van Basten & The Castles debut with the heavy synth-pop ‘The Castles’

Marco Van Basten & The Castles debut with the heavy synth-pop ‘The Castles’


Marco Van Basten was formerly known as one half of White Collar Boy, the Dublin-based duo who collaborated with Gemma Dunleavy in her nascent career and is now based in Berlin.

Named after the famous Dutch footballer who scored a famous goal, Marco has returned with a new project, Marco Van Basten & The Castles, featuring a cast of musicians also based in the German city, and a three-track release of on the Italian label She Lost Kontrol.

Musically, the title track from the EP, ‘The Castles’,is a synth-driven vocal track, that recalls 80s electro pop a la Depeche Mode with dark bass rumblings and percussive hits of the era.

Listen to ‘The Castles’:

Additional vocals come from Firm City’s Sean Reilly and Rachel Thomas.


The release party for The Castles EP is happening this Thursday October 20th at Kantine am Berghain in Berlin, with Firm City on support.


Composed and recorded by Mark Cummins.
Mixed by Simon Cullen in Westmeath, Ireland.
Additional vocals by Sean Reilly, Rachel Thomas.
Lyrics on “DŁUGA” written by Sean Reilly.
Additional guitar on “A Different World Around Me” by Stephen Fanning
Mastering by Saša Rajković at Sensorium Studio, Zagreb.
Artwork by dudegraph – Michelangelo Greco
Photo by: Allan Whyte
Executive producer: Giovanni Rispoli


Buy it here.



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