Cassels Share New Video For “Charlie Goes Skiing” – Out Now
Announces EU Tour Dates
New Album “A Gut Feeling” out 4th February 2022 via God Unknown Records
Ahead of the release of their new album A Gut Feeling, Cassels have released the visuals for their raucous new single ‘Charlie Goes Skiing’.
The video is a short film directed by Swiss filmmaker Yannick Mossiman which hones in on the surrealist elements of the track:
We’re massive fans of Yannick’s work, so gave him carte blanche to do whatever he liked for this video. The first time I saw it it gave me nightmares. Giulin Stäubli’s performance is simultaneously hilarious and terrifying, which I think matches the song perfectly. Depicting the titular Charlie as a deranged, malfunctioning automaton trapped in a warped and distorted mansion-world is a stroke of genius.
Combining thrashing drums, distorted guitars, and off-kilter time changes, ‘Charlie Goes Skiing’ is an intense, ferocious piece of song writing that ebbs and flows through heavy riffs and infectious melodies, all underpinned by cutting vocals.
“Capitalism as organised religion. Not a particularly original idea, but one I had fun with on this song nonetheless” says Jim Beck on new single ‘Charlie Goes Skiing’. “I really hope people pick up on the irony in this one. It’s definitely not intended to be an endorsement of Western consumerism, in fact quite the opposite. Saying that, I imagine the people who’ll completely miss the joke are exactly the kind of ghouls the song is satirising. Pre-order the album now!”
“Charlie Goes Skiing” starts with this bold scratchy guitar slowly building this hypnotic riff, this fast-paced join shuffle from the drums and buoyant delivery of brash low-end notes unite and paves the way for the mammoth stop-start melodies that Cassels manifest throughout their latest release. A fierce, angular, and addictive arrangement. Cassels are giving us these immersive teasers from what will be a flawless new album. Their new single showcases that the pair can produce these gigantic orchestrations with an unstopping power. Creating an intoxicating atmosphere with rich and mighty textures, manipulating their dark, brooding, and utterly ambitious landscape and offering this sound that could easily be mistaken from an outfit double in size. Once again the duo manages to record their creative musicianship whilst offering complex yet crisp textures.
2022 is the year for Cassels, already we anticipate their forthcoming album will be one of the most influential records of the year. This pair obliterate their expectations, they’ve progressed with maturity and expressive might and have identified themselves as one of the most promising and bold artists of our time, Cassels have fully embraced who they are and the outcome is enthralling.
Cassels is London-based brothers, Jim and Loz Beck. Their new album ‘A Gut Feeling’ is due for release on 4th February 2022 via God Unknown Records.
In February will the band head out on a headline UK tour.
2022 UK Tour dates:
03/02 – Margate, Elsewhere
04/02 – Bristol, Crofters Rights
05/02 – Liverpool, Jimmy’s
06/02 – Newcastle, Bobiks
08/02 – Glasgow, Broadcast
09/02 – Leeds, Bleach
10/02 – Cardiff, The Moon
11/02 – Oxford, Florence Park Community Centre
12/02 – Birmingham, The Victoria
19/02 – London, The Victoria
2022 EU Tour dates:
12/05/2022 – NL – Utrecht, Db’s
13/05/2022 – DE – Bremen, MS Loretta
14/05/2022 – DK – Odense, Pataget
15/05/2022 – DK – Copenhagen. Rahuset
16/05/2022 – DE – Berlin, Schokoladen
17/05/2022 – DE – Jena, Rosenkeller
18/05/2022 – DE – Wiesbaden, Kreativfabrik
19/05/2022 – CZ – Prague, Underdogs
20/05/2022 – SK – Bratislava, Kulturák klub
21/05/2022 – HU – Budapest, Venue TBA
22/05/2022 – HU – Szeged, Gran Cafe’
24/05/2022 – AT – Vienna, Fluc
25/05/2022 – AT – Linz, Kapu
26/05/2022 – AT – Graz, Cafè Wolf
27/05/2022 – AT – Innsbruck, PMK
29/05/2022 – CH – Geneva, L’Usine
31/05/2022 – FR – Lyon, Le Sonic
02/06/2022 – FR – Metz, L’Aérogare
04/06/2022 – BE – Tournai, Water Moulin