Wrapping up everything you need to know from the early days of Cassels into one neat package, Foreword is what the title suggests, a precursor to the band’s forthcoming debut album proper. Including three brand new songs so even those of us who’ve been following for a while haven’t heard it all yet, this release not so much closes the door on one chapter as opens a bigger one ready for the next. The record is available now via Big Scary Monsters and the band are heading out on tour with Meat Wave this month, including a Cardiff date on the 24th.
Ahead of their debut full-length (promised for later this year), Cassels have put together what they describe as a ‘pre-album’, and are streaming a new track from it. The Weight is one of three previously unheard songs on the compilation, which will otherwise be made up of almost everything they’ve released so far; a way of tying together the various EPs and singles that have come out over the past few years before they move on to the record proper. The appropriately-titled Foreword will be released on 12″ vinyl by Big Scary Monsters on April 7th. The band support Meat Wave on their UK tour next month, hitting Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on the 24th.