Emotional hardcore upstarts, Casey, have revealed their new single and video, Ceremony, the harrowing track comes from the band’s debut full length, Love Is Not Enough, which was released late last year on Hassle Records. Typically heart wrenching, Ceremony exemplifies Casey‘s emotionally driven, cathartic approach as the band masterfully utilizes the contrasts between aggressive hardcore and melodic atmospherics.
South Wales’ melodic hardcore upstarts Casey recently celebrated the North American release of their debut full length, Love Is Not Enough, that is now available via Hassle Records. Now the band has released a brand new music video for Little Bird, one of the many explosive tracks from the album.
You can order Love Is Not Enough on physical formats here and digitally via iTunes
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South Wales’ melodic hardcore upstarts, Casey, are releasing their debut album, Love Is Not Enough, in North America on February 24th via Hassle Records, to celebrate they have released an early full stream of the album. Casey have also announced a lengthy run of spring tour dates, which include appearances at Download Festival and Destruction Derby Festival.
Love Is Not Enough can be streamed in full here and can be pre-ordered via iTunes
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South Wales’ melodic hardcore upstarts, Casey, have announced the North American release of their boundary pushing debut full length, Love Is Not Enough, due out February 24th from Hassle Records. To mark the announcement, the UK band have released the intense music video for Darling, one of the album’s stand out tracks.
The North American release of Love Is Not Enough is available for pre-order via iTunes here
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Corporation, Sheffield, UK23rd September, 2016
By Mark Johnson
This particular show is significant for melodic hardcore quintet Casey as it coincides with the release of their debut album Love is Not Enough. The band are due to head out on tour in support of Being as an Ocean in November but for these headlining shows the stage is all theirs and they’re definitely worthy of the spotlight. Love is Not Enough is filled with ambient, atmospheric instrumentals behind impassioned vocals, underpinned by emotionally charged lyrics and in a live environment, the raw energy of Casey’s music is emphasised by the unique atmosphere that a live show brings.
What gives Casey such appeal is the honesty and raw emotion of their music, particularly the vocals. With lyrics that focus on lost relationships and the inevitable struggles that follow, Casey’s front-man wears this emotion on his sleeve and his reserved, almost awkward, on-stage persona adds to the authenticity of the subject matter. This connection with the audience allows you to live those experiences through him, making the live performance even more compelling than the record.
Musically Casey are extremely tight and it’s refreshing to see the band simply walk on stage, plug in and play their hearts out. There’s an ever growing trend of bands over complicating their live performances with backing tracks and samples and while this allows them to replicate their studio albums entirely, it detracts from the natural energy and rawness of a live show. Luckily they keep it simple and when music is this passionate, no other type of presentation would be appropriate.
Throughout the set each song flows seamlessly to the next with an ever present guitar melody filling the gaps, providing a perfect segue to the next song. By sustaining the performance throughout, the band retains the crowd’s attention rather than building up an atmosphere only to let it dissipate while a guitar is tuned. It’s a level of refinement usually reserved for seasoned, experienced acts, so being at this level having only just released their debut album, is a huge achievement. On this evidence we’d fully expect Casey to establish themselves as a major live act in the scene and as they head out in support of Being as an Ocean, they’ll have the opportunity to prove what they can do to a wider audience. We’re confident that they’ll be leaving that tour with a legion of new followers.
Welsh melodic hardcore act Casey have released “Haze” from their upcoming debut album Love is Not Enough. The record is set for release on September 23rd through Hassle Records and pre-order options, which include limited-quantity vinyl colours, are available now. Vocalist Tom Weaver describes “Haze”as a “reflective piece surveying a failing relationship as the rose-tinted lens of hindsight fades”, and can be heard below.