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Casey open up about the impact of depression with new single 'Bite Through My Tongue'

Photo Credit: Martyna Bannister

Welsh post-hardcore legends Casey have unveiled new single 'Bite Through My Tongue', taken from their third album, How to Disappear, to be released 12th January via Hassle Records.

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Vocalist Tom Weaver comments: "There are a handful of songs on How To Disappear that stem from the breakdown of my most recent relationship. This is the first on the record to touch on that, and it deals broadly with the extreme apathy and self-destructiveness that arises during a depressive episode; and how that impacts those closest to you.

"Often, when experiencing an episode of depression, my first reaction is generally to dissociate and distance myself from the world. That’s far easier to do when living alone; but when cohabiting (and particularly while isolating during the pandemic), it meant my partner would be subject to this level of apathy that felt impermeable to physical nor emotional pain. A type of numbness that would completely detach me from the reality of my life.

"This song is definitely an embellishment of those experiences; and doesn’t discuss the situation from a single perspective. It floats between the apathetic and the empath."

'Bite Through My Tongue' follows the band's previous single and album title track, which has seen huge radio support from Jack Saunders (Future Artists), Nels Hylton (Future Alternative) Daniel P Carter (Rock Show) Alyx Holcombe (Introducing Rock) on BBC Radio 1, and many more.

Casey will be taking the album on a host of UK, European, Australian and North American tour dates in 2024:

North America tour w/ Holding Absence:

Jan 16 WA Seattle Neumos

Jan 17 OR Portland Hawthorne Theatre

Jan 19 CA Roseville Goldfield Trading Post

Jan 20 CA Los Angeles The Echoplex

Jan 21 CA Anaheim Chain Reaction

Jan 23 AZ Mesa The Nile

Jan 24 NM Albuquerque Launchpad

Jan 26 CO Denver Marquis Theatre

Jan 27 KS Lawrence The Granada

Jan 28 TX Dallas Southside Music Hall

Jan 30 TX San Antonio Rock Box

Jan 31 TX Houston Rise Rooftop

Feb 02 FL Tampa The Orpheum

Feb 03 GA Atlanta The Masquerade

Feb 04 TN Nashville Basement East

Feb 06 OH Cleveland Mahall's

Feb 07 IL Chicago Bottom Lounge

Feb 09 MI Detroit The Shelter

Feb 10 ON Toronto Velvet Underground

Feb 11 QC Montreal Le Studio TD

Feb 13 MD Baltimore Soundstage

Feb 14 NY New York Gramercy Theatre

Feb 16 PA Philadelphia Foundry @ The Fillmore

Feb 17 MA Worcester Palladium

UK and EU headline tour:

Mar 26 UK London Islington Academy

Mar 28 DE Hamburg Sporthalle *

Mar 30 DE Leipzig Messe *

Mar 31 DE Oberhausen Turbinenhalle *

Apr 02 NL Utrecht TivoliVredenburg

Apr 03 BE Antwerp Trix

Apr 05 CH Zürich X-Tra *

Apr 06 DE München Zenith *

Apr 07 AT Wien Arena *

Apr 09 FR Paris Petit Bain

Apr 11 UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Apr 12 UK Bristol SWX

Apr 13 UK Manchester Academy 2

Apr 14 UK Glasgow Garage

Australia w/ Dayseeker

July 7 AUS Perth Magnet House,

July 9 AUS Adelaide Lion Arts Factory

July 11 Brisbane Tivoli

July 12 Sydney Liberty Hall

July 13 Melbourne Forum

* Impericon Festival

Stream Casey's previous single 'Puncture Wounds to Heaven' here:

The news follows a joyous return for the quintet in 2023, including seven huge shows in the UK and Germany, and the limited release of their 7'' Atone/Great Grief (Hassle Records).

Casey, at its core, was grounded in the notion that music is a labour of love. Without expectation of success, without desire to attain stardom, just a shared yearning to create music - and when this no longer rang true Casey stayed true to themselves, and stepped away.

In late 2018, when Casey announced they were bringing the band to a close, it felt like a premature demise. Their first two LPs - 2016 Love Is Not Enough and 2018’s Where I Go When I Am Sleeping – had firmly established the Welsh five-piece as one of the most exciting bands in Britain’s alternative scene.

Now, years later, the band have returned - bigger and better than ever before. Casey don't just replicate the feelings that inspire them - they embody them.

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