Casey to disband next year

2018-12-01 by Kurai | 13 Comments
Welsh Post Hardcore band Casey have announced that they'll be disbanding next year following a European tour. The band released this statement on their Facebook page this morning:

"A sad reality of growing up is learning that just because a situation is good, it doesn’t mean that is it necessarily the right thing for you. The ability to remove yourself from a moment when everything seems to be going well, when everything is halcyon, is incredibly difficult to do.

Casey has always been the product of our collective passions, and as a result of that, we've never been a band that has cared all that much about public perception or statistical performance. Providing we were satisfied with the music we were making, the performances we were giving, and providing we were genuinely invested in the story being told, then that was more than enough to keep us happy. A performance to 10 people was equally as valuable as one to 10,000, and 10 streams were equally as gratifying as a million.

However, as a caveat of that ethos, in the interest of upholding our artistic integrity and safeguarding our mental health, we agreed that the moment we no longer felt creatively or emotionally invested in the art that we were making, we would lay Casey to rest. The time has come to say that although there are aspects of the band we all still love dearly, we have to be honest with ourselves, and admit that now is the right time to draw Casey to a close.

We've always been incredibly lucky to have our music and visuals received with a great deal of praise, from a wonderfully supportive community, who have also invested a lot of themselves into the band. The lyrics I have written have been reinterpreted in ways I never could have imagined, and in some cases have served as the muse for incredible pieces of art that fans have shared with us. But I am no longer the angry, conflicted man I was when writing a large portion of our songs, and to perform them nightly without being emotionally invested not only ties me to a place in my life that I no longer wish to remember, but feels like a betrayal of the authenticity upon which Casey was built.

As a band, we've shared experiences we never could have dreamed of, and met people that we're both humbled and honoured to now consider friends. We've had the pleasure of working with a wonderful network of professionals from all over the world and have performed alongside some of our most revered peers. We've confided in our audiences, both online and in person, and in return have been confided in.

What we have made is larger than the five of us. A community has gravitated towards our humble little creative outpouring and has given our music significance beyond anything we could ever have imagined. In that regard, Casey will continue to live on through the meaning you have provided to our existence; and who knows, in a few years we may collectively feel there is a new story that needs to be told. Right now, however, it's time to close this chapter of our lives in a place where we're all happy and proud of what we've accomplished.

It's time for us to bury our love.

There will be a final tour of Europe, the details of which will be released Monday, December 10th, at 10am GMT. And thanks to the assistance of a dear friend, there will also be a very special, one-off headline show in America which we cannot wait to reveal to you.
In conclusion, we'll never be able to summarise our gratitude towards our fans, friends, families, and fellow creatives who've made these last 4 years as perfect as they have been. Honestly, from the bottoms of our hearts, thank you for everything.

All our love, forever,
Tom, Toby, Max, Martyna, Liam, Alec, and Adam
Casey
2014-2019"

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JayEnder
December 1st 2018
2635 Comments


Kinda gutted by this. A severely under appreciated band that I could rely on to feel better about my depression. Very humble statement. Godspeed fellas

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Reviewc0re
December 1st 2018
42 Comments


That's a shame. Love is not Enough was definetly one of the best melodic hardcore records to come out for a long time.

botb
December 1st 2018
12130 Comments


Band had some pretty good material as far as modern melodic stuff goes, shame

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Kurai
December 1st 2018
95 Comments


Yeah, I'm pretty gutted about this. Listening to their music helped me a lot when dealing with my break up in February, and they were one of the influences I had when I started my band (as well as Touche Amore and Departures). I'm just glad I managed to see them live twice (first time at Download last year, and then at Boston Music Room in April), and I'm hoping to see them one last time in London on their tour.

But yeah, yet another great band with truly passionate music calls it quits while the kings of mediocrity Nickelback continue to release variations of the same two or three songs in order to fill Chad Kroeger's wallet...

SteakByrnes
December 1st 2018
13894 Comments


Damn this is unfortunate, these guys were dope

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JohnFire
December 1st 2018
600 Comments


"I'm no longer x" sounds weird when your last album was released a few months ago

joshieboy
December 2nd 2018
6036 Comments


Heard good things about this band, will have to listen

henryChinaski
December 2nd 2018
4118 Comments


This sucks.

Storm In A Teacup
December 2nd 2018
24928 Comments


Never heard of them but post hardcore is bae

Kurai
December 2nd 2018
95 Comments


Listen to their debut album Love Is Not Enough, really great album. Their follow up wasn't quite as good, but was still great in it's own right.

outliers
December 2nd 2018
338 Comments


damn this sucks. Also their EP Fade is really fucking good

outliers
December 2nd 2018
338 Comments


YOU TOLD ME ONCE YOU COULDN'T LOVE ME, I GUESS I'LL NEVER LEARN

AgentDeathbat
December 2nd 2018
3780 Comments


Casey was great, RIP

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