What? Public service punk.
From where? The Cotswolds.
What’s the story? Cassels have been described as the most ferocious thing to emerge from Chipping Norton since Rebekah Brooks.
With their hands firmly on the reins of garage-rock, their taut sound sits somewhere in between Dinosaur Jr and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin - a kind of new, angrier take on nineties’ grunge and power-indie.
It’s graceful, sinewy punk, augmented by intelligent lines about disillusionment, apathy and angst, all delivered with deadpan bite.
Having first caught our ear in 2015, via this excellent playlist curated for us by Dressmaker, they’ve since cut their teeth in the live arena, more recently supporting Tall Ships.
Now they’re preparing to release new album Foreword on Friday (7 April), with a comprehensive UK tour in the diary for later this month (see dates below).
With an upcoming slot at The Great Escape already confirmed too, it seems that the world will be hearing a whole lot more from this precociously talented pair this spring…
Sounds like? The best kind of unhinged art-rock.
Predicted to? Make a big splash in Brighton for The Great Escape.
Must hear? The Weight -
21 Brighton, The Joker
22 Nottingham, Stuck On A Name
24 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
25 Birmingham, The Flapper
26 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (Games Room)
27 Glasgow, The Hug And Pint
28 Newcastle, Hit The North
29 Liverpool, Studio 2
30 Leicester, Handmade Festival
1 Guildford, Boileroom
2 London, Birthdays