Casey Premiere “Little Bird” Music Video
via New Noise Magazine
Debut Full Length Love Is Not Enough Out Now
via Hassle Records on Limited “Blood Red” Vinyl
Spring Tour Dates w/ Being As An Ocean, Boston Manor photographer credit: Martyna Wisniewska
South Wales’ melodic hardcore upstarts, Casey, recently celebrated the North American release of their debut full length, Love Is Not Enough, out now on Hassle Records. Now the band has teamed with New Noise Magazine to premiere their brand new music video for “Little Bird” one of the many explosive tracks from the album.
“Little Bird” considers the feeling of helplessness that results from knowing a loved one is in emotional distress. Vocalist Tom Weaver said of the track “it’s about being too emotionally naïve or unprepared to help support them through it.” Typically heart-wrenching, “Little Bird” exemplifies the band’s emotionally driven, cathartic approach as the band masterfully utilizes the contrasts between aggressive hardcore and melodic atmospherics.
Watch “Little Bird” via New Noise Magazine and below
Love Is Not Enough is available now for purchase digitally and physically. This is the first time the album has been made available physically in North American, including a limited pressing of “blood red” vinyl, along with exclusive merch designs.
Casey have also announced a lengthy run of spring tour dates, which include appearances at Impericon Festival, Download Festival, Destruction Derby Festival, and runs with Being As An Ocean, Boston Manor, and more.
Love Is Not Enough is out now on Hassle Records, purchase digital HERE and physical HERE. Digital advances of the album are available for review consideration and the band is available for interviews upon request. Please email email@example.com.
Love Is Not Enough track list:
2. Little Bird
7. Passion Flowers
04.14.17 Vienna, AT @ Impericon Festival
04.15.17 Leipzig, DE @ Impericon Festival
04.16.17 Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje *
04.17.17 Manchester, UK @ Impericon Festival
04.18.17 Antwerp, BE @ Zappa *
04.19.17 Saarbrücken, DE @ Garage *
04.20.17 Bologna, IT @ Kindergarten Club *
04.21.17 Zürich, CH @ Impericon Festival
04.22.17 Oberhausen, DE @ Impericon Festival
04.23.17 Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle *
04.24.17 Hannover, DE @ Faust *
04.25.17 Poznań, PL @ U Bazyla *
04.26.17 Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert *
04.27.17 Schweinfurt, DE @ Stattbahnhof *
04.28.17 Nancy, FR @ Chez Paulette *
04.29.17 Freiburg, DE @ Crash
05.22.17 Liverpool, UK @ Buyers Club #
05.23.17 Newcastle, UK @ @ Think Tank #
05.24.17 Swindon, UK @ Level 3 #
05.25.17 Bournemouth, UK @ Anvil #
05.26.17 Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach #
06.10.17 Donnington Park, UK @ Download Festival
08.18.17 Allstedt, DE @ Destruction Derby Festival
* w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Being As An Ocean, Miss May I
# w/ Boston Manor
Casey exists in the contrasts. The South Wales band’s debut full length, Love Is Not Enough, is an amalgamation of often-opposing sonic and lyrical concepts that’s held together by one stark constant: passion. In the world of Casey, there’s plenty of room for conflict, but if you’re going to feel something, feel it hard.
Love Is Not Enough is an impressively dynamic debut, one that finds Casey leaning into dichotomy. Pummeling bursts of distortion seamlessly flow between hauntingly intricate passages, as the band deftly utilizes the intense aggression of hardcore and melodicism of emotional alternative to make a record that is demanding and nuanced, but instantly impactful.
Casey’s knack for conflict isn’t limited to the instrumentation. Love Is Not Enough focuses on the idea that even the strongest form of affection is rarely the sole solution to life’s painful scenarios. Based on real life experiences, the tracks are vignettes portraying the ache of love’s shortcomings; parents grappling with a child’s mental health; a failing romantic relationship; the inability to repay a debt of gratitude after a prevented suicide attempt. Vocalist/lyricist, Tom Weaver, is heartbreakingly open on the page and his harrowing performance holds together the disparate musical styles of Love Is Not Enough.
Rarely does a band so meticulously combine concept and craft, but on Love Is Not Enough, this attention to detail and unbridled passion has allowed Casey to make an album that is as compelling as it is cathartic.