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[b]Cast[/b] frontman [b]John Power[/b] has announced plans to reform the band.

[b]Power[/b], who was also bassist in [b]The La’s[/b], told [b]Uncut[/b]’s sister publication [url=http://www.nme.com/news/cast/51594]NME[/url] that recently contacted guitarist [b]Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson[/b], bassist [b]Peter Wilkinson[/b] and drummer [b]Keith O’Neill[/b] for the first time since they split in August 2001.

He explained: “For me to have rang the lads and for the lads to have come and sat in the same room as me is unbelievable because a few years ago I would have laughed. But now something musical is rising inside of me.”

The singer added that he has started working on a body of new material which he feels would be right for the Liverpool four-piece.

“Something’s brewing in my mind and it’s ready to pop,” [b]Power[/b] explained. “I’ve been writing a body of work that has made me feel at peace with the stuff I’ve done in the past and I don’t want to think too far ahead, but I thought it would probably work for [b]Cast[/b]. So I thought, ‘Why don’t we get together?'”

The star also hinted that his former band [b]The La’s[/b] may also resurface at some point in the future.

“I was with [singer] Lee [Mavers] the other night,” he said. “I’ll always be in [b]The La’s[/b], regardless of whether that’s a physical thing, because these things have touched me and they are there for life just like the [b]Cast[/b] songs are. I’m neither one nor the other. I’m all these things and the idea is for all these things to come to fruition.”

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