Soon after gaining initial traction in Nashville, TN, while supporting The Band Camino on a sold-out national tour in 2019, COVID hit. The four-piece band, known as Hardcastle, went their separate ways, and frontman Graham Laderman left everything he knew for LA. Hardcastle's next chapter began as Laderman sought a realignment with his childhood dream of creating and sharing his music.
Laderman eventually connected with Done Deal Management (Lisa & Rob Cavallo). Through vocal lessons, A&R sessions, guidance, and a ton of writing, Laderman began to find newfound confidence. In August 2023, Laderman arrived at Revolver Studios with Noah Christian (bass), Jason Puma (drums), and producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, The Goo Goo Dolls, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and more) to begin recording Hardcastle's upcoming project titled 'Breaking the Circuit.' The project captures the spirit of Laderman's journey of healing, self-discovery, and an ever-present love for music.
Hardcastle, an alternative rock band originally formed in Nashville, Tennessee, has been making a lasting impact on the music scene since its inception in 2018. The original four-piece ensemble featured Val Hoyt on guitar, Noah Christian on bass, and the Laderman brothers, Graham on vocals, and Miles on drums. Together, they cultivated a sound that resonates with a diverse audience and weaves together a unique musical identity, seamlessly blending freshness with nostalgic evocation.
In 2019, Hardcastle garnered widespread attention with the release of "Mundane," a single that captivated music enthusiasts and critics alike. The song's compelling fusion of introspective lyrics and infectious melodies not only showcased the band's songwriting prowess but also secured a spot among the most-played songs of 2019 on Spotify. This accomplishment underscored Hardcastle's growing influence and popularity within the alternative rock genre.
Hardcastle actively solidified its presence in the music industry through live performances alongside notable acts such as The Band CAMINO, K.Flay, and Parachute. The band's enthralling stage presence and emotionally charged live renditions significantly contributed to the expansion of their dedicated fan base.
In 2020, the band members decided to go their separate ways. While this marked the end of an era for Hardcastle, it also paved the way for individual members to explore new musical horizons and continue contributing to the ever-evolving world of music. Currently, Val Hoyt is playing guitar for the band Flor and other artists while also releasing his own music. Miles Laderman tours with The Wldlfe, and Noah Christian tours with Greyscale, in addition to being an active member of Hardcastle.
Following the disbandment, Graham Laderman relocated to LA. In 2022, Laderman signed a management deal with Done Deal Management, led by Lisa and Rob Cavallo. Under their guidance, through vocal lessons, A&R sessions, and extensive writing, Laderman began to find newfound confidence and vision. In August 2023, Laderman, along with Noah Christian (bass), Jason Puma (drums), and producer Rob Cavallo (known for his work with Green Day, The Goo Goo Dolls, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and more), entered Revolver Studios to commence recording Hardcastle's upcoming project titled 'Breaking the Circuit.' The project encapsulates Laderman's journey of healing, self-discovery, and an unwavering love for music.