Casiotone for the Painfully Alone on 'final' UK tour

Chicago-based Owen Ashworth ready for a new project

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Casiotone for the Painfully Alone on 'final' UK tour

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.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

Casiotone … is the verbose alias of 30-something Chicago film school dropout-turned-lo-fi synth troubadour Owen Ashworth – here on his last ever tour.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and Adam Stafford

Casiotone … is the verbose alias of 28-year-old Chicago film school dropout-turned-lo-fi synth troubadour Owen Ashworth on his last ever tour.

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

The Chicago-based musician plays reflective electronic pop.

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