Review: UK band CAST’s album ‘Love Is The Call’

Album Review


Review: Cast’s album Love Is The Call – Release date February 16, 2024

Nineties Britpop stalwarts Cast released a new album, Love Is The Call, today–and it’s priceless. Long-term bandmates John Power (guitar/vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (guitar/backing vocals), and Keith O’Neill (drums) still know how to create music that will keep you humming for a long time. From the get-go, the beautiful, understated melody “Bluebird” draws one in. Acoustic-driven, the song may be my favorite. Those who miss bands from the 90s, like Oasis, will love “Forever In a Day.” Choruses are catchy, and harmonies reign in “Rain That Falls” and “Starry Eyes.” The melody and chord changes will move you while listening to “Far Away.” The rest of the album is very pop-driven–in a good way. “Look A Round” takes on a ’60s tone, and you’ll rev listening to the very upbeat “I Have Been Waiting.” A stellar album, honestly. It will be my “go to” album in the car.

 After hearing the album, Rock At Night will dig deep into their catalog. Although the band is well-known in the UK, we Yanks have been deprived of their fine music. 

Cast will celebrate the release of Love Is The Call by embarking upon an extensive record store tour, which mixes intimate performances, album signing sessions and meet-and-greets. The album’s impact will be heightened by bigger live plans as 2024 unfolds: a full UK headline tour in March before they join Liam Gallagher’s ‘Definitely Maybe’ arena shows in June – a reunion after Cast were part of the bill during Oasis’s iconic Knebworth shows in 1996. Their summer festival schedule is also taking shape. Remaining tickets for the shows, listed below, are available HERE.




16th – Southampton, Vanilo

17th – London, Rough Trade East

18th – Liverpool, Jacaranda Baltic (4.30pm)

18th – Liverpool, Jacaranda Baltic (7.30PM) – SOLD OUT

19th – Edinburgh, Assai (1pm)

19th – Glasgow, Assai (6pm)

20th – Newcastle, Reflex – SOLD OUT

21st – Leeds, Crash (6pm)

21st – Leeds, Crash (8pm) – SOLD OUT

22nd – Bury, Wax and Beans (5pm) – SOLD OUT

22nd – Bury, Wax and Beans (7.30pm)


1st – Glasgow, SWG3

2nd – Manchester, O2 The Ritz

8th – Birmingham, O2 The Institute

9th – Leeds, O2 Academy

15th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

16th – Liverpool, Mountford Hall



1st – Sheffield, Utilita Arena

3rd – Cardiff, Utilita Arena

10th – London, The O2

11th – London, The O2

15th – Manchester, Co-op Live

16th – Manchester, Co-op Live

23rd – Dublin, 3Arena

24th – Dublin, 3Arena

27th – Manchester, Co-op Live

28th – Manchester, Co-op Live


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