Joshua Caole

Joshua Caole

 Cardiff, Wales, GBR

"Subtle, understated songs with death and beauty at their heart.” - Adam Walton (BBC Wales)


Joshua’s music evokes the American songwriting greats like Gram Parsons yet simultaneously tiptoes along the lines of alt rock, post punk and folkier climbs. What binds these disparate influences together and makes Caole’s music distinctive is his rough-with-the-smooth combination of coarse, vocals with clean, freewheeling guitar parts.

Combining the commanding songwriting of Elliot Smith with the vocal fragility of Bright Eyes; tales of misspent nights and love not quite won made his 2012 debut album Moon Palace an impressive, impassioned collection of songs. Released on Bullo Pill Recordings, produced by Llion Robertson (Eugene Francis Jr, Gentle Good), much of the material accumulated during the long hours spent constantly touring across 2011. Caole has played throughout the UK and Europe supporting such superb acts as Smoke Fairies, Sarabeth Tucek, Anais Mitchell, Richmond Fontaine and Laura Gibson and appeared at Lounge on the Farm, Apple Cart and Swn festivals.

Joshua has been championed on BBC Radio Wales by Adam Walton and Bethan Elfyn, with regular airplay on BBC 6 Music also as Tom Robinson is also a fan. Joshua’s Songs from the Shed Session showcases the fragility of his performance and won him new audiences worldwide.


December '2010 'Slow Hearts' EP
Feb 6th 2012 'Wish you were Where' from 'Slow Hearts' Single of the Week on BBC Radio Wales
April 2012 'Moon Palace'