Casiotone for the Painfully Alone on 'final' UK tour
Chicago-based Owen Ashworth ready for a new project
On 5 December, 13 years ago, Chicago-based film school dropout Owen Ashworth played his first ever live show. He called himself Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, and his pulsing, lo-tech keyboard love songs and awkwardly touching mumblings have charmed us ever since. This show may well be a painful one though, as it’s part of a farewell tour. ‘I’d just like to clarify that this doesn’t mean that I’m quitting music,’ Ashworth assures us. ‘I love writing and recording songs, and I hope to make lots more records in my lifetime. But, I’m ready for a fresh start and a new challenge. So, after 5 December 2010 I’m throwing out the old songs & I’m trying something new.’ RIP, CFTPA.
Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, Wed 10 Nov; Captain’s Rest, Glasgow, Thu 11 Nov.