Welsh post-hardcore legends Casey have unveiled new single Bite Through My Tongue, taken from their third album, ‘How to Disappear’, to be released 12th January via Greyscale Records / Hassle Records.
Vocalist Tom Weaver comments: “There are a handful of songs on How To Disappear that stem from the breakdown of my most recent relationship. This is the first on the record to touch on that, and it deals broadly with the extreme apathy and self-destructiveness that arises during a depressive episode; and how that impacts those closest to you. Often, when experiencing an episode of depression, my first reaction is generally to dissociate and distance myself from the world. That’s far easier to do when living alone; but when cohabiting (and particularly while isolating during the pandemic), it meant my partner would be subject to this level of apathy that felt impermeable to physical nor emotional pain. A type of numbness that would completely detach me from the reality of my life. This song is definitely an embellishment of those experiences; and doesn’t discuss the situation from a single perspective. It floats between the apathetic and the empath.”
Casey will be taking the album on tour in Australia supporting Dayseeker (US) in July 2024. Joined by Landon Tewers (US) and Inertia, the tour will visit Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington. Tickets on sale now via Destroy All Lines!
The news follows a joyous return for the quintet in 2023, including seven huge shows in the UK and Germany, and the limited release of their 7”‘Atone / Great Grief‘, out via Hassle Records.
Australia was graced with a handful of live Casey dates across the East Coast in 2018, just before the band announced their departure from music world that December. Though their foundations lay in the United Kingdom, Casey‘s music travelled far and wide and had a profound impact on Australian fans. Melbourne-based Independent alternative record label Greyscale Records are thrilled to represent the quintet on their return, and welcome Casey to the family alongside much loved acts including Alpha Wolf, Make Them Suffer, Paledusk and more.
Casey is Tom Weaver, Liam Torrance, Toby Evans, Adam Smith and Max Nicolai. Casey, at its core, was grounded in the notion that music is a labour of love. Without expectation of success, without desire to attain stardom, just a shared yearning to create music – and when this no longer rang true Casey stayed true to themselves, and stepped away.
When Casey announced they were bringing the band to a close, it felt like a premature demise. Their first two LPs – 2016 ‘Love Is Not Enough’ and 2018’s ‘Where I Go When I Am Sleeping’ – had firmly established the Welsh five-piece as one of the most exciting bands in Britain’s alternative scene.
Now, years later, the band have returned – bigger and better than ever before. Casey don’t just replicate the feelings that inspire them – they embody them.
Bite Through My Tongue IS OUT NOW
‘How to Disappear’ will be available Friday January 12 via Greyscale Records / Hassle Records – PRE-ORDER HERE
With thanks to Bigmouth PR