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NEW SONG 'BABY BLUE EYES' FREE DOWNLOAD ABOVE

Troubled Times, out March 5 2012
'Baby Blue Eyes' is the first track from the next - as yet-untitled - Cast album, due for release in 2015. The track can be downloaded for free via the player above or here. The fifth Cast album "Troubled Times" was released in 2012. Listen to 'See That Girl' , 'Time Bomb' and watch other videos on the Cast Youtube channel and join us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

Following Cast front-man John Power's critically acclaimed stage debut in 'Lennon' the story of John Lennon's life during Summer 2013, Power will be taking to the road again in October with just his acoustic to play a series of intimate venue's in parts of the country that Cast rarely reach. See the live dates section for full details.

Meanwhile bassist Pete Wilkinson's side project 'Aviator' have being playing live following the release of 'Huxley Pig Part 2' and released Desolation Peaks, a limited edition single titled on the '80's Vinyl Records' label in October. Listen to it here, order details in link.

Skin continues to tour the world with Led Zep legend Robert Plant most of the year, but his 'Men From Mars' side-project album is still available if you dig deep.

December will see the full band re-unite for a series of now traditional Cast at Christmas gigs, culminating with an always special home-town show at the Liverpool Academy on Dec 21st. Tickets are on sale now.

Cast's fifth album 'Troubled Times' is available on iTunes, Amazon , Play.com and others, digitally and on proper CD with artwork and lyric booklet. Click here for all links

After announcing their reformation and intention to make a new album in 2010 and playing a sold out UK tour and major festivals, Cast have recorded a brand new album titled "Troubled Times" with producer John Leckie. 'Troubled Times', Cast's fifth studio album, was released on March 5th 2012.

Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums, the second 'Mother Nature Calls' also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbandiNg in 2001. During that time, Noel Gallagher described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience”, and ‘All Change’ became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Records. After the band’s split, John Power released three solo albums, and has played intermittently since 2005 with the reformed La’s.

A decade later, and the original line-up of John Power (guitar/ vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar), Pete Wilkinson (bass) and Keith O’Neill (drums) have reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for ‘Troubled Times’. The reinvigorated band have produced an album full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been loved by their fervent fanbase.

John Power says of the reformation:
"Getting back with the band and working with John Leckie again after all these years apart was just how I envisioned it when I started writing the songs for this album. Then it was all about putting into words what it was I was feeling, about all the things I was seeing all around me and troubled times is what we found."


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May 2013 - "When we ended last year with a triumphant Liverpool gig we decided to take a year out and come back with some new recordings so we could hit 2014 with a new EP or album. Then the offer to play in May with The Twang came in, which was pretty much already set up and just needed the nod from us. Skin is pretty much on the road all year with Robert Plant and Keith is tour managing Johnny Marr, luckily it fell in a month the whole band was in town, so it was an opportunity for us all to play together before having a break/sabbatical, ha ha, anyway, since then i've had this offer to do the John Lennon play/show which came right out of the blue and which i've now agreed to. I've also decided to keep doing what i do best and just get out with my acoustic and hit some venues. So from being what looked like a year off and writiting some tunes it's turned into a year on and writing some tunes. Love, JP."

With the band all together while on tour, it's an especially good time to keep an eye on the Twitter and Facebook feeds for more regular updates. On the May co-headline tour with The Twang, Cast will be playing last at Bournemouth, London, Glasgow, Newcastle and Liverpool. So get in early on the rest to catch Cast, probably the best opening act you'll ever see!

Jan 2013 - Cast announce a co-headline tour with The Twang, taking place in May. In January John Power played an intimate acoustic gig at Brixton Jamm, and before the co-headline tour the full band are back for a series of Cast dates in February too.

The end of 2012 saw Cast round of the year that 'Troubled Times' was released with a series of sold-out shows, and lead singer John Power being part of the Hillsborough Justice Collective that reached number 1 in the UK charts. Bassist Pete Wilkinson also released his second 'Aviator' album at the end of the year titled Huxley Pig Part 2.

The new album 'Troubled Times' was out earlier in the year and you can now watch the whole exclusive gig the band played at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Absolute Radio website by clicking here, and the wide-ranging interview with JP from the night.

A full UK tour followed the album's release as well as festivals and live shows later in the year including headlining the BT London Live Olympic celebrations in Hyde Park the day Jessica Ennis won her gold medal for Team GB.

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On the 15th Anniversary of the release of their debut album, All Change and on the eve of a UK tour in 2010, by the newly-reformed classic line-up, came the Deluxe Edition of All Change by Liverpool band, Cast.

This superb deluxe edition comes with a second CD, comprising the group’s barnstorming live set from Leeds in 1996 plus a selection of early demos made by the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist, John Power.

John Leckie who produced All Change says:
“There are some really great demos John did by himself in his bedroom. Songs like ‘Fine Time’ and ‘Back Of My Mind’ have got that magical quality The La’s Demos had. They feel very precious.”

Released in 1995, All Change was to become the fastest selling debut in Polydor’s history, outstripping The Who, Jimi Hendrix and The Jam.

The album sold over one million copies and spawned four Top 20 singles: Alright, Sandstorm, Finetime and Walkaway.

The stand-alone single, Flying, which reached Number 4 in the UK charts also features on this deluxe edition both in the form of the original studio recording as well as one of John’s earlier demos.Cast aficionados will also be delighted by the inclusion of the outtake, All My Days, which has achieved near-mythical status amongst fans.

RELEASED 25TH OCTOBER 2010
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