‘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.
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.”