#NewMusic2018: Casey Lake

Also featuring on our #NewMusic2018 album are Casey Lake, a three piece rock band with a strong hint of grunge. Think Alice in Chains or Soundgarden, for the grunge flavours and The Wildhearts or Feeder for more of a UK feel. Anyone that appreciates great rock songs, riffs, melody and rhythm will love these guys. Somehow managing to get by without back tracks, click tracks, laptops, harmonisers, or any other ‘production’ techniques, when the band play, it’s all them, all of the time – they hardly ever wear Hawaiian shirts, are kind to animals and good to their mothers.


How did Casey Lake form, and why did you guys want to start making music together?

We met at ACM music college in Guildford, Jack and I (George) were the rhythm section in a band called Wendigo, Sam was on the same bass course as me. I was writing songs that were too heavy for Wendigo, and so Jack and I recorded two of them with me playing guitar and bass. Those recordings came out pretty well, we knew Sam was into grunge based rock so we got together with him on bass and did our first gig at the ACM ’Summer Live’ the end of year show at the Electric Theatre in Guildford.  That was in July 2016 and we’ve been together gigging, writing and recording ever since.


What 3 bands influence Casey Lake the most?

There are many bands that we all like and we’re never comfortable being pigeon-holed into any one rock genre. We have hints of Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, and The Wildhearts (greatly under-rated UK 90’s band). The groovy-ness of nu-metal bands like Korn and early Incubus are in the mix as well. However, if we being pinned down to just 3, it would probably be: Foo Fighters, if, for no other reason, because they are a ‘genuine’ band that have managed to keep rock music in the mainstream, then Alice in Chains, and of course, Nirvana.


If you could work with any musician who would it be?

Dave Grohl or Ginger Wildheart, true rock musicians to their core, as well as being great song writers.


Which music festival do you want to play the most?

In the UK, Download, because it’s the biggest gathering of rock fans in the UK. In Europe, Rock AM Ring, in the USA, Coachella, it would be cool to go to California, maybe try and get a gig at The Whiskey while we’re there!


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Buy their single ‘Danny’ from our New Music 2018 album here


Diane Burns
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