Interview: Casey talk latest single

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Casey

South Wales band Casey are set to go on tour with Boston Manor in May as well as touring with Miss May I, Being As An Ocean and Thy Art Is Murder this month.

Their latest album Love Is Not Enough was released last year and the band have recently released their new single Little Bird. Among that they have been announced for Reading & Leeds Festival as well as Slam Dunk where fans voted them to play the Rocksound Breakout Stage.  Vocalist Tom Weaver recently suffered a flare up of Ulcerative Colitis which was a knock back however Tom is certainly a fighter said after on Facebook

‘Fortunately, thanks to the wonderful care of the medical staff at my local hospital I was discharged last night, and while I’m not back to 100% yet, I’m considerably better than I was.’

 

You can check out their latest single Little Bird below!

We managed to catch up with Tom as talked about the upcoming tour with Boston Manor, latest single and more!

So how pumped are you to be touring with Boston Manor in May?

We’re all really looking forward to that run of shows, we’ve been wanting to play with those guys for the longest time, so we’re really glad we managed to put a nice UK run together.

These are very intimate shows, what venue are you most looking forward to playing?

It’s not very often that we play Cardiff, I think this is only the third time, so that’s going to be really special for us. We’re looking forward to heading back to the Anvil too, our headline show there last September was really great, and there’s a dope ice cream place opposite that sells Jammy Dodger gelato, so I’m hyped for that.

Are you looking forward to your tour with Miss May I, Being As An Ocean and Thy Art Is Murder in April?

It’s going to be a learning curve for us, it’s the first time we’ve featured on such a diverse touring bill, so there’s going to be more of a crowd segregation than perhaps we’re used to. We’re definitely looking forward to it though, we’re obviously good friends with the BAAO guys, so we know that we’ll be in good company there; then aside from that I’ve actually been a TAIM fan since their Infinite Death EP, and MMI’s debut album was the first record that I ever pre-ordered, so it’s a strangely appropriate tour for me haha.

How has the release of ‘Little Bird’ gone down with fans?

Well I spent the whole release period in hospital, so didn’t have much chance to keep up with how people were reacting to it, however, from what I’ve seen it’s been great. This is the first video we’ve released off our own YouTube channel, so we were definitely anticipating less immediate recognition than previous releases, but with the help of the publications that premiered it we were really happy with how it was received.

Can you tell us about the single?

I think Little Bird is one of the more balanced tracks on our album, it encompasses a lot of the sonic elements that we perhaps explore more specifically elsewhere on the record.
If you could work with any band on a new song, who would it be and why?

There are actually quite a few artists that I’d love to collaborate with; The Japanese House and Daughter spring to mind, I think there’s potential for a really interesting ambient crossover there. I’d also love to work with Aaron Weiss from mewithoutYou, he’s one of my favourite lyricists of all time, the narratives he tells are unparalleled, so the opportunity to work with him would be incredible.
Who has the best fashion sense out of you guys?

I’d probably say Toby or Max, both of them in different ways though. Toby is a big fan of a Ralph Lauren shirt and some nice boots, Max is more of a depop king kinda fashionista, kills it on Instagram without hurting the bank.

Have you been invited to any festivals this year?

Sure, we’ve already been announced for quite a few. We’ve been fortunate enough to be asked along to Download Festival in June, we’ve recently announced our place on the Rock Sound Breakout Stage at the Slam Dunk Festivals, and Reading & Leeds which is awesome.

Do you find it different playing at festivals rather than live venues?

From a performance perspective we don’t tend to cater our show depending on where we’re playing, we just play in the way we’re feeling on the day. Technically playing open air presents a few additional challenges, sound is always less precise, and obviously if we’re playing a larger festival then the likelihood of us playing to a crowd who are there specifically for us is minimal, so that kinda rests on our minds too.

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