Following the announcement of the upcoming debut album “i saw hell when i was with you” from emo / alt-rock rising stars downcast, the Bristol quartet now have a brand new single to showcase from the album. The new single is titled “a weight that i can’t stand” and showcases the more upbeat side of downcast, with the pop punk elements of their sound coming to the fore on this highly catchy track. 

Check out the video for a weight that i can’t stand right now:

With the video out now, the new single will be available on all digital streaming and download platforms on Monday (31st January). Pre-save a weight that i can’t stand using this link

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.”
downcast – i saw hell when i was with you tracklisting:

1) britannia mills
2) someplace safer
3) catharsis
4) a weight that i can’t stand
5) hell
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.