Welsh post-hardcore legends Casey have revealed their huge new single ‘Puncture Wounds to Heaven’, out now via Hassle Records. The single is released just in time for their first ever US headline tour, including Furnace Fest, alongside Turnstile, Enter Shikari, Scowl, and many more.
Vocalist Tom Weaver comments:
“‘Puncture Wounds to Heaven’ centres around the themes of apathy and the guilt that can arise as a result. The “coming up for air” sensation as you briefly snap out of a depressive episode, and survey how life has progressed around you. This is a core theme that carries throughout the new record, and musically the dichotomy between the smooth verses and the chaotic middle 8 really demonstrated that in a visceral way for us.”
The new single is the first glimpse of the band’s third album, in the words of Tom: “vocally (and musically) the most ambitious we’ve ever been, but still feels quintessentially Casey.”
The new single 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 will also shortly be supporting Funeral For A Friend with Dashboard Confessional at London’s Roundhouse, 15th October.
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.