All Change 20th Anniversary

The new Cast album is available for pre-order now exclusivley at Pledge Music, where all CDs will be signed. ’Baby Blue Eyes’ is the first glimpse of material from what will be the sixth Cast album, 20 years on from the debut album ‘All Change’ and as well as Pledging for the signed CD there are loads of exclusive items and unique experiences as ways you can support the album, from hand written lyric sheets and signed instruments to album playback events.

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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, available from iTunes, Amazon , and all good retailers

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."


Deluxe edition re-issues of All Change, Mother Nature Calls, Magic Hour and Beetroot, all including bonus tracks and interview DVD are available now from all good retailers, or there's a good deal on the bundle of all 4 here


The vinyl re-issue of All Change on heavyweight red vinyl is released on August 28th. Available for pre-order exclusively at

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John Power, The Complete Studio Recordings 2002-2015
John Power hardly stopped writing and playing after Cast split in 2001, and now his 3 solo albums plus a host of new, unheard and rare recordings are released together for the first time in a box set also including a live session & interview DVD. Check out the tracklisting and order now at Amazon [click here]

After Cast split in 2001, Polydor put on offer on the table for John Power to record as a solo artist, but at the time he’d had enough of the whole business and felt he just had to get out. Power finally released his solo debut, Happening For Love, the first of the three full-length albums featured in this box, in June 2003. Producer for the album was John Leckie, whose numerous production credits include Magazine, The Fall and The Stone Roses’ seminal debut LP as well as both Cast and The La’s. With the distance provided by hindsight, John views Happening For Love as representing “the last remnants of the Cast sound”,

Released in October 2006, Power’s second solo LP, the stripped-back Willow She Weeps could hardly have been more different from Happening For Love. Ranging from lonesome country-blues, through to infectious and stomping fare, it’s a gutsily authentic, Americana-flavoured LP full of spirit and heart.

Stormbreaker is the third and (to date) last of John Power’s three solo LPs, but while it’s billed as a solo record, it’s actually the sound of The John Power Band firing on all cylinders. Originally released in January 2008, it has become hard to find and expensive to buy. Its reappearance here shows that it’s an absolute gem. Stormbreaker is a glorious extension of the roots-y, neo-Delta blues-rock sound of Willow She Weeps. It’s full of dirt and grit and remains thrillingly raw.

Produced by John Leckie, Cast returned with an all-new studio album, Troubled Times, in 2012, but John Power has also continued to work on solo material (all in tandem with guitarist Jay Lewis). The fourth disc in the box homes in on John and Jay’s stripped-back side project, with seven tracks recorded in December 2014’s The Mariner Sessions. Intimate, acoustic versions of selected songs from Happening For Love and Willow She Weeps sit side by side with previously unreleased tunes including the bouncy Station Master and the wistful, melancholic When Did It Start. In addition the CD includes a spirited Janice Long radio session and several previously unreleased songs from the 2006 Willow She Weeps sessions.

Also included in this box set is a DVD which includes intimate in-studio footage of John Power and Jay Lewis recording The Mariner Sessions, and extended interviews with John Power covering those sessions and indeed his complete solo career.


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Cast at Isle of Wight Festival 2011
Isle of Wight Festival 2011, photo by Steve Collins ©

Oct 1 Komedia, Brighton - SOLD OUT
Oct 2 Chinnerys, Southend - SOLD OUT
Oct 3 St Mary's In The Castle, Hastings
Oct 4 The Hub, Plymouth
Oct 8 Central Station, Wrexham [Tickets]
Oct 9 The Limelight, Belfast - SOLD OUT
Oct 10 Button Factory, Dublin [Tickets]
Oct 15 Warehouse, Falkirk [Tickets]
Oct 16 Citadel, Ayr [VENUE CHANGE] [Tickets]
Oct 17 The Iron Works, Inverness [Tickets]
Oct 18 Montrose Town Hall, Montrose [Tickets]
Oct 19 PJ Molloys, Dunfermline [Tickets]
Oct 22 Alloa Town Hall, Alloa - SOLD OUT
Oct 23 Paisley Town Hall, Paisley [Tickets]
Oct 24 Garage, Aberdeen [Tickets]
Oct 25 KU, Stockton [Tickets]
Nov 6 53 Degrees, Preston [Tickets]
Nov 7 The Picturedome, Holmfirth - SOLD OUT
Nov 8 The Duchess, York [Tickets]
Nov 12 The Sugarmill, Stoke - SOLD OUT
Nov 13 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham [Tickets]
Nov 14 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton [Tickets]
Nov 15 Komedia, Bath [Tickets]
Nov 19 The Shed, Lincoln [Tickets]
Nov 20 Unity Works, Wakefield [Tickets]
Nov 21 Beachcomber, Cleethorpes [Tickets]
with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool [SOLD OUT]
Feb 11 Citadel, St Helens [Tickets]
Feb 12 Coastival Festival, Scarborough [Tickets]
with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool [TICKETS]

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