At the main of anything Cassia do is a message of positivity and unity which they constantly purpose to spread, notably in times of these kinds of common unrest and division. “Our songs is the antithesis of that,” suggests frontman Rob Ellis, speaking about the concept powering their glistening debut album ‘Replica’. “We needed to make a emotion of vibrancy when people hear to us. We want to write audio for individuals to loosen up to… to occur together to.”
The trio’s need to convey persons collectively is mirrored in their musical influences, which attract from all corners of the world. They initially bonded about a shared like of earth new music, influenced by a wide document collection curated by Rob’s father and grandfather around several several years of dwelling in Zambia. From there, realising there was a prosperity of outstanding tunes all about the world that they may perhaps not be uncovered to in Macclesfield, the band resolved to educate on their own on distinct cultures and rejoice range.
“We arrived across a web page in which you can go as a result of decades of new music from all above the entire world. It was just these kinds of an extraordinary, appealing discovery. If you pay attention to Fela Kuti, he was an artist we had been enthused by generally simply because he made use of new music to build positivity, and that’s what we required to do with our individual music.” The jazz-tinged Afrobeat sounds of Fela Kuti and Ebo Taylor performed a substantial part in the formation of the band’s personal sound, merged with American folk influences like Paul Simon and basic Ska references like Madness and The Specials. The result is an endlessly joyful, melodic explosion of indie pop euphony, “[transforming] even the dreariest of times into a come to feel great carnival.” (CLASH.)
Because signing to Distiller Data final summer, Cassia have cemented their name as a person of the most sought after dwell functions on the European circuit, participating in a headline clearly show at Manchester’s O2 Ritz (1,500 potential) and obtaining shortlisted for Finest Stay Act 2018 at the Association of Independent Music Awards. They were recently named 1 of Radio X’s Excellent X-Pectations for 2019 alongside the likes of Sam Fender, Sports Team and Anteros, and their latest single ‘100 Moments Over’ was recently named just one of BBC Introducing’s best tracks of the decade.
‘Replica’ will be introduced on Distiller Information on April 5 which include the beneath tracks. Pre-purchase in this article.
Movers & Shapers
Below The Solar
100 Periods More than
Get Up Restricted
Out Of Her Mind
Cassia will enjoy the underneath dwell dates in 2019, with more to be introduced. Tickets offered listed here.
13/03 SxSW, Austin
13/04 Popsalon Competition, Osnabruck
14/04 The Tube, Dusseldorf
15/04 Molotow, Hamburg
16/04 Musik & Frieden, Berlin
12/07 TRNSMT Pageant, Glasgow
26/07 Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
27/07 Kendal Calling
28/07 Truck Competition, Oxfordshire
01/08 Rocken Am Brocken, Harz
16/08 Obstwiesenfestival, Dornstadt
13/07 Audley Close Home: GCE Heritage Stay, Essex (w/ The Hives, The Fratellis)
Rob Ellis Direct vocals, guitar
Lou Cotterill Bass, vocals
Jacob Leff Drums, vocals