Last year we introduced you to Cassels-Cassels create abrasive and compelling orchestrations. Cassels are bursting with potential and are a name you will continue to hear a lot more of and here at Circuit Sweet we urge you to indulge in their music. The fact that the band are creating and producing something this intelligent at such a young age means there’s even more incredible releases still ahead for the two and we look forward to sharing this.
The duo have just unveiled a new video for track ‘Our Faces On A Screen’. The video has to be one of the most honest and straight to the point video we’ve seen in a long time. Watch it below, enjoy and then download the track for free.
You can download the song for free via their soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/cassels-official
Jim (vocals, guitar) got his first guitar at 12; Loz (drums) his first kit at 8. They have gone through various extra members and names, but settled on a slimmed down band, named after the psychiatric institution ‘The Cassel’. After two years spent writing, rehearsing and sporadically playing gigs, when Jim left school after completing his A-Levels, he went against the advice of family and teachers and moved to London to take Cassels as far as he could. Since then the brothers have set-up base in the capital (with Jim working on minimum wage in an estate agents to fund the band). Jim also leads DIY collective Camp Bassein, playing in all groups: Flotsam Jets, Go Home, Two Dog Night and Cassels.
Cassels sound is now equal parts stripped back garage rock, dark, heavy distortion and sometimes stadium sized rock riffs. What sets them apart from their noisy two-piece counterparts is their lyrical content. Often dark and brooding, themes of isolation, boredom and a hatred of materialism and greed arise; not something you’d generally associate with your standard sixteen and twenty year olds. They’re not just another fucking noisy two-piece.
For fans of Caddywhompas, Absalom Absalom- this is a two piece you need in your life.