Video: Cassels – Coup/Let

Video: Cassels – Coup/Let

EPITHET
[ˈɛpɪθɛt]
noun
An adjective or phrase expressing a quality or attribute regarded as characteristic of the person or thing mentioned; e.g. “Britain; home of the ignorant, arrogant, and scared”.

Alright, so that last bit is the final lyric of Let, one of two new Cassels songs shared alongside the announcement of their debut album. The first part of that duo, Coup, is an angry beast rallying against pre-Brexit apathy; calling for us to be more aware of the state of the world before it’s too late. Its counterpart grew from a rant written the day after those results; and starts vitriolic, then abating some as it sinks into despair.

Twin lyric videos adhere to the band’s DIY motif, as the pair flick food colouring at each other atop an urban roof terrace. The two songs will be included on forthcoming record Epithet, released October 6th via Big Scary Monsters. Alongside a couple launch shows around this date, Cassels have been added as UK support for Single Mothers’ tour the following month, which includes a Cardiff show at Clwb Ifor Bach on November 23rd*.

*That date may or may not be the author’s birthday. She may or may not have danced around her house for a full ten minutes following the announcement. If you’re going to the gig, feel free to buy her a drink! ;p

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Video: Vukovi – Weirdo

Video: Vukovi – Weirdo

So I might be a little old for cyberbullying to have been a thing whilst I was growing up, but the internet is only the latest way for insecure arseholes to take their frustrations out on anyone they don’t understand – I wish this video had been around when I was a teenager! I had my own outsider anthems of course, but this one from Vukovi just sums up so well what deserves to happen to certain people. Never be scared to let your Weirdo dance, and bullies beware! The bands’s self-titled debut album is out now, and they go on tour soon, playing Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on June 1st with Press To MECO and Beach Fatigue.

Stream: Cassels – The Weight

Stream: Cassels – The Weight

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.