Bristol rising emo/alt-rock quartet downcast are continuing the build up to their eagerly awaited debut album “i saw hell when i was with you” (releasing on March 4th 2022) with the full release of their latest single. The video for “a weight that i can’t stand” was unveiled last week, and the band are pleased to say that “a weight that i can’t stand” is now available to enjoy on all platforms including Spotify and Apple Music in addition to YouTube.
The new single showcases the more upbeat side of downcast, with the pop punk elements of their sound coming to the fore on this highly catchy track.
downcast frontman Liam Edwards had this to say about their brand new single:
“This is one of the poppier songs on the record. We loved the idea of doing a video with a dark theme for it and creating an interesting contrast between the sound and the visuals.
The song itself, with the benefit of hindsight, reflects on a bad situation in my life. It describes my realisation of what someone’s true intentions were and their actions being calculated, as well as the feeling of having wasted time and the process of improving my mental health. I compare myself to how I was feeling at the time of writing songs prior to these events, back when we first started downcast, and how I’ve come a long way since then, despite there being some ups and downs in between.”
Almost two and a half years in the making, downcast’s debut full length album. “i saw hell when i was with you” is set for release on the 4th of March, and is the follow up to their self-titled EP released in early January 2019. The album has been produced by Ian Sadler (Cold Bones, Gender Roles, Delaire The Liar).
Fans have already had a triple dose of what they can expect from i saw hell when i was with you. First, catharsis was unveiled to fans at the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, lead single britannia mills and follow up hell have both won rave reviews and praise from press and fans alike, with the band gaining support from the likes of Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker, Rock Sound and Punktastic to name a few.
To pre-save i saw hell when i was with you, you can use this link.
For more about the upcoming album, let’s hand over to downcast frontman Liam Edwards:
“We began recording this album in August 2019 and completed the process across 3 separate studio sessions with Ian Sadler. This release has been a very long time coming, and we’re excited for everyone to finally hear it. Each song gives a very personal insight into my own experiences, struggles and desires.”
The full track listing for i saw hell when i was with you and the amazing artwork (created by Ed at Heeey Studio) can be found below:
downcast – i saw hell when i was with you tracklisting:
1) britannia mills
2) someplace safer
4) a weight that i can’t stand
6) if u want 2
7) sylvan view
8) mistakes that i have made
9) i want to love again
downcast will be celebrating the release of i saw hell when i was with you with a run of shows across England and Wales shortly after the album comes out. The full run of shows is as follows:
downcast UK Tour March 2022 with Paradise Now and Dali
9th – Leeds – Fox & Newt
10th – Bridgend – Hobos
11th – Bristol – Crofters Rights (Room 2)
12th – Southampton – Suberbia
13th – Brighton – The Brunswick (Cellar)
Tickets for the tour are available from Bedlam Bookings. Further information and updates can be found on the band’s social media accounts.
Formed in 2018, downcast carve out melodic bursts of infectious emo/alt-rock, laced with truly heart-wrenching lyrics and a poignant delivery. By 2019, downcast were armed with their engrossing self-titled EP. The record picked up warm praise from Kerrang! Magazine and Punktastic. Since April 2020, downcast have been sporadically releasing singles from their upcoming album ‘i saw hell when i was with you’, which have received the approval of Kerrang! Radio, Rock Sound, Alternative Press and many more.
Liam Edwards – Vocals
Ben Lucas – Guitar / Vocals
Jeff Bowyer – Bass
Jamie Hill – Drums