London-based newcomer Casey Lowry is making waves with his infectious topical beats that are enough to cheer up even the greyest of days. Next month he’ll play Dork’s stage at 2Q Festival in Lincoln, alongside The Orielles, Anteros and more. Before then, we have a first look at his new video for ‘Blank Face’. If your local florist is a bit short on flowers, you'll soon see why...
Hey Casey, how’s it going? Have you had a good 2018 so far?
Morning! It’s going great - 2018 has been amazing to me so far, I hope my luck doesn’t change.
Did you have a musical upbringing?
My upbringing was super musical, but not in a typical ‘cool’ way.
I used to play the clarinet, and my mum would force me to practice it every day until I nearly hated it. In the end, I picked up a guitar out of rebellion… so big thanks to my mum, really!
When did you first realise you wanted to make the kind of music you do?
I became obsessed with TDCC’s album ‘Tourist History’ and started looking for similar bands to listen to. I went to see them all at festivals and just finally thought “fuck I need to do this.”
Tell us about your debut EP, how did it come together?
The EP is called ‘Beach Blue’, and it’s out on 2nd November – I’ve been touring it for years, and I had no idea they would end up being my debut. It’s still surreal to me; I really do love every song on it.
What was it like making the video for ‘Blank Face’, was the shoot fun? What drew you to the concept?
The shoot was so much fun. Everyone on set was amazing to work with, and I basically got to embarrass myself in front of professionals for the day.
The video is essentially telling the story of when I used to date a French girl who was so stunning, but only spoke broken English so couldn’t understand a lot of what I said. My jokes are hard enough to understand if you’re fluent in English so fair play to her.
What would you most like to achieve during your music career?
The dream is a Number 1 debut album xoxo.
What do you do for fun?
I play music for a living, so my whole life is pretty fun. Other than the music I love travelling, and I’m a massive adrenaline junkie.
Are you creative in non-musical ways too?
I mean I found a way to make my dog a T-shirt once, so I guess the answer is yes.
What else are you working on at the mo?
My beer belly…
But also - now that my EP is done, I’m focusing on writing songs for a few other people for a while… but keep an eye out for live dates though!
Anything else we should know?
Yes, I’ve been invited on Saint Raymond’s UK tour starting end of October! I can’t wait to get back out on the road.
Casey's EP 'Beach Blue' is out 2nd November. He'll play 2Q Festival on 3rd November, visit 2qfestival.co.uk for more information.