Welsh post-hardcore legends Casey reveal their new single ‘Atone’, out today via Hassle Records.
Of the single, vocalist Tom Weaver comments: “‘Atone’ returns to the familiar territory of heartache; but concentrates on the nuances of it rather than the crescendo of disintegration. With age, the collective weight of small unspoken feelings grow heavy, leveraging distance that could be consoled with a conversation – but often isn’t. Sonically we wanted to position it closer to the raw, impassioned sound that fans often associate with our first record, but also demonstrate a level of maturity and progression that aligns with how the lyrical sentiment has changed over time. Rather than just being angsty and lamenting for the sake of it, we wanted the song to be more considered and refined.”
Both ‘Atone’ and ‘Great Grief’ will be pressed as a limited edition 7” single, released 28th April via Hassle Records. Only 1000 copies will be pressed worldwide.
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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.
In late 2018, 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, four long years later, the band have returned.
‘Great Grief’ is the first song to emerge from Casey‘s resurrection, a gorgeously gloomy track that sees the band expand on the layered soundscapes that underpinned the songs of Where I Go When I Am Sleeping. Broken, bruised and bloody, and yet shimmering with beautiful defiance.
Quintessential Casey, the band’s open hearts dripping with the same kind of pain and trauma that had defined them from the start. Casey don’t just replicate the feelings that inspire them – they embody them.