The 15 years after the release of their million-selling debut ‘All Change’, Cast will release their new album ‘Troubled Times’ on 5th March 2012. The album includes lead single “See That Girl”, which will be released on 19 Dec, 2011.
Following the album release Cast have confirmed a UK Tour for March & April 2012. The dates are as follows:
Thu 29th Newcastle O2 Academy
Fri 30th Glasgow O2 Academy
Sat 31st Liverpool University
Sun 1st Leamington Spa Assembly
Tue 3rd Cambridge Junction
Wed 4th Manchester Academy
Thu 5th Birmingham O2 Academy2
Fri 6th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of the time, The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles ,The second album also went platinum.
During that time, Noel Gallagher described watching the band as “a religious experience”, and at release ‘All Change’ was the highest biggest selling album of all time for Polydor. After the band’s split, 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.
01. Bow Down
02. Troubled Thoughts
03. The Sky’s Got A Gaping Hole
04. See That Girl
05. Not Afraid Of The World
06. Silver And Gold
07. Bad Waters
08. Hold On Tight
09. A Boy Like Me
10. Brother Fighting Brother
11. Time Bomb
12. Tear It Apart (All Over Again)
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’
John Power will also be appearing at Justice Tonight at Liverpool University on Friday 9th December in aid of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign. He will join The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones, Pete Wylie and The Farm. Tickets are onsale now and are available Here