WHERE I GO WHEN I AM SLEEPING (HASSLE) KKKK HARDCORE WELSHMEN DEEPEN THEIR EMOTIONAL IMPACT WITH SHOEGAZE SUBTLETY ON SECOND ALBUM
1 MAKING WEIGHT
Casey’s 2016 debut, Love Is Not Enough, was a heavy affair: part confessional outpouring, part hardcore eruption. By contrast, moody atmospherics open their second album, signalling a shift to calmer waters.
…not too calm, mind.tom Weaver’s words rip straight from his stomach here, while guitars cut like shattering glass.
Phosphenes are funny patterns seen when pressing on closed eyelids.aptly, this kaleidoscopic tune morphs between rage and dreamy ambience perfectly.
The first of three synthglossed interludes. Picture a rainy night in Newport while listening to the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack.
The pulse quickens here, as Tom’s screamed admission that ‘I struggle to speak to you about anything that makes me feel like a burden’ builds to spine-tingling catharsis.
6 FLOWERS BY THE BED There’s woozy sucker
punches as Tom recalls his hospital stays for his heart attack with vivid poignancy.
‘I choked on every single syllable I stitched into my teeth,’ mumbles Tom. Sound painful? Not as painful as this intense exploration of a relationship’s aftermath. 8 MORPHINE Another instrumental. Nice.
Pummelling grooves and ruminations on a fear of vulnerability deliver more psychic contusions. Heavy.
10 THE FUNERAL
You’re in a shoegaze reverie, then – BAM! – nosebreaking guitars kick in. 11 WHERE I GO WHEN I AM SLEEPING Interlude III: Interlude Harder? Not quite. It’s hypnotic to the point of drifting off.
Going out with a bang rather than a whimper, this comes out swinging then jackknifes into a climactic monologue.a fitting close to a sequel with a lighter touch, but still packs a killer blow to the feels.