downcast Announce New EP, New Single “raincheck”

Bristol’s finest emo/alt-rock four piece downcast are here with a boatload of announcements to brighten your Summer! Having returned with a bang in April with the popular single “bittersweet”, downcast can today announce their brand new EP, and a second look of what’s to come from their new release.

downcast’s new EP is titled “WTF HAPPENED” (a name that so many of us can relate to at different stages of our lives), and will be released on the 6th of September. The new taste of WTF HAPPENED comes in the shape of new single “raincheck”. With “raincheck”, another huge earworm is coming your way from the South West’s rapidly rising emo favourites

The video for “raincheck” also continues the retro 90’s narrative theme that was started in the “bittersweet” video. Check out the video for “raincheck” above.

You can also stream “raincheck” on your digital platform of choice on this link.

The full track list for WTF HAPPENED, and the artwork, can be found below:

downcast – WTF HAPPENED

1) raincheck
2) your absence
3) your band sucks anyway
4) bittersweet

For more detail about the creation of their new EP, here is downcast frontman Liam Edwards:

“Our new EP is a collection of songs that reflect on the events of the past couple of years. It explores feelings of nostalgia, anger, romance and grief. The title is inspired by those moments where you look back at how simple and carefree your life used to be and wonder what happened.”

While on their new single “raincheck”, Edwards had this to say:

“‘raincheck’ is a love song with a hint of angst about my own mistakes and being stuck in a day job that I hated.”

The announcements of WTF HAPPENED and “raincheck” come hot on the heels of last weeks’ news that downcast are embarking on their first UK headline tour since May 2023 in the Autumn.

Liam, Ben, Jeff and Sam are heading out for a run of shows across England and Wales in September. Kicking off in Plymouth, they’ll head up to Cardiff and Manchester before finishing off at the Hope and Anchor in London. Support for the Plymouth show will come from GURL, with support for the other shows will be announced in the future.

Full details of the dates and venues, including ticket links, can be found below:

downcast September 2024 UK Tour

25th – Plymouth – The Junction (tickets)
26th – Cardiff – Tiny Rebel
27th – Manchester – The Peer Hat (tickets)
29th – London – Hope and Anchor (tickets)

There may be one more date to announce in the coming weeks too so stay tuned for that….

As mentioned above, a few weeks ago downcast put out their brand new single, “bittersweet”, their first new music since their hit 2022 debut album i saw hell when i was with you.

Simultaneously a tribute to an old friend, themed around their hometown of Bristol mixed around a theme of nostalgia, “bittersweet” has proven a hit with fans and the rock press alike. Check out the video below:

You can also check out bittersweet on your streaming platform of choice on this link.

About downcast

After carving an impressive reputation for themselves in their local scene, Bristol natives and alt-rock/emo specialists downcast released their debut album “i saw hell when i was with you” in 2022 to huge critical and fan acclaim. Featuring the singles “catharsis“, “a weight that i can’t stand“, “mistakes that i have made” and “i want to love again“, the album was forged from a collection of the life experiences of the band, particularly frontman Liam Edwards. Produced by Ian Sadler (Cold Bones, Delaire The Liar) “i saw hell when i was with you” took downcast all around the UK, winning them new fans wherever they went. The album and singles also won them backing  from Kerrang, Rock Sound, Punktastic, State Of The Scene, Spotify and YouTube official editorial playlists, to name just a few.

The next musical chapter of downcast is set to run throughout 2024. Beginning with their single “bittersweet” and now continuing with the news of their brand new EP WTF HAPPENED, downcast will be a must see band coming to a town or city near you soon. Don’t miss out.

Downcast are:

Liam Edwards – Vocals
Ben Lucas – Guitar / Vocals
Jeff Bowyer – Bass
Sam Harbridge – Drums

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