Thursday, 24 January 2008
It may as well have been little Kim, when every song you hear still reminds you of him
Well it wasn't too long before the finest moniker of any artist or musician ever (and this is official; I've checked) and writer of one of my all time favorite songs (Tonight was a Disaster- where the lyric used in this post's title originates) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is returning to the UK.
I've been kicking myself for the past two and a bit years since CTFPA's Owen Ashworth's lo-fi symphonies graced these shores and I decided I'd rather stay in and watch a poor TV movie than drive to Manchester on my own to see them. This was a poor error of judgment on my part and I've been hoping that I would have a chance to atone for such a heinous fuck up.
Judging from news via his website there's no new material on its way, however there is a free download of the previously unreleased 'New Year's Kiss (4 Track Version)' available...for which the following link will (hopefully) take you to:
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - New Year's Kiss
Older track (again via ctfpa website)
Casiotone For the Painfully Alone - Young Shields
Check the following list of gigs, select a nearby venue, go to the gig, enjoy yourself...maybe get a little drunk if you want.
Please don't be a chump like I was.
CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE SPRING 2008 UK & IRELAND TOUR
05/03/2008 UK London (Bush Hall)
07.03.2008 IRE Galway (Roisin Dubh)
08.03.2008 UK Belfast (Black Box Café)
09.03.2008 IRE Dublin (Whelan's)
10.03.2008 UK Leeds (Brudenell Socia
12.03.2008 UK York (The Crescent) 1
3.03.2008 UK Manchester (Charlies)
14.03.2008 UK Bristol (Cube Cinema)
15.03.2008 UK Cardiff (UWIC Howard Gardens)
16.03.2008 UK Nottingham (The Social)
17.03.2008 UK Brighton (Pressure Point)