Scene News: The Casanovas release new Ron Nevison-mixed single “The Lover” from forthcoming album ‘Backseat Rhythms’

THE CASANOVAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “THE LOVER” FROM FORTHCOMING FIFTH ALBUM BACKSEAT RHYTHMS, WHICH IS OUT AUGUST 25

NEW RECORDINGS MIXED BY LEGENDARY US ENGINEER/PRODUCER RON NEVISON (THE WHO, LED ZEP, THIN LIZZY, KISS)

Melbourne’s rock’n’roll kings The Casanovas have today released another killer single, “The Lover”, from their forthcoming fifth album Backseat Rhythms, which is out August 25.

Following on from the riff-rocking previous single “The Devil In Me” which reveled in AC/DC-like dynamics and tone, “The Lover” is in classic Paul Stanley/Kiss territory, kicking off with a hint of mystery and seduction in the verse before changing gears into a big hooky bridge. It is further proof, if it was ever needed, that these guys are the real deal; they’ve got the whole gamut of ’70s hard rock down cold and while they do have a sly sense of humour, there is no taking the piss. The Casanovas play the music they love, and if you love this kind of music, you’ll love them. As Melbourne identity and owner of the world-famous Cherry Bar,James Young, sez: “It’s like they’ve captured all my favourite rock acts – Cheap Trick, Stones, Kiss, ZZ Top & AC/DC, and crammed them all into their own jar of Vegemite.”

Of course, this time out they’ve had some expert help: both singles and indeed all of Backseat Rhythms were mixed by legendary US producer Ron Nevison – a man who made his mark working on an engineer on The Who’s Quadrophenia,Bad Company‘s debut and Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti before going onto produce Thin Lizzy, UFO and Kiss amongst others.

Pre-order Backseat Rhythms here

Backseat Rhythms will follow the band’s Covid-afflicted 2020 album Reptilian Overlord, which got the best reviews of the band’s career, and a rapturously received European tour in October 2022. That tour came nearly 20 years to the month since they first toured Europe with The Datsuns, and took in 15 shows across Spain, France, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany (including a performance on the legendary Rockpalast!).  

The new recordings are the first to feature new drummer Brett “Wolfie” Wolfenden who joined in time to tour the last album and who has previously played with The Pictures, legendary Masters Apprentices frontman Jim Keays and Todd Rundgren. Wolfie is helping The Casanovas take their sound to new levels.

Stay tuned for tour updates and more news about Backseat Rhythms.