Cast to reform, confirms John Power

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Cast frontman John Power has announced plans to reform the band.

Power, who was also bassist in The La’s, told Uncut‘s sister publication [url=]NME[/url] that recently contacted guitarist Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson, bassist Peter Wilkinson and drummer Keith O’Neill 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,” Power 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 Cast. So I thought, ‘Why don’t we get together?'”

The star also hinted that his former band The La’s 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 The La’s, regardless of whether that’s a physical thing, because these things have touched me and they are there for life just like the Cast 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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