Written by Rahoul Naik
Cassia’s ‘we will make you dance, smile and sing’ attitude has brought them a long way in a rather crowded and mixed indie music scene up in the North West.
Their latest single continues along this theme and strongly shows how this band have gone from making music in Macclesfield to touring the UK and further afield alongside the Scruff Of The Neck camp.
Making a name for themselves with their continent-spanning influences and razor-sharp musicality, the 3-piece band have become known for their unique brand of upbeat, calypso-flavoured rock. The band are devoted to feel-good music and positive vibes.
The trio take their inspiration from an impressive and broad range of sources, from sunny Caribbean melodies to African-inspired rhythms. Their sound is a deft balance between quintessentially British, and unequivocally exotic. They are a rare breed of act from the Manchester scene; forward thinking, progressive and inclusive. Their extensive touring and unique sound has already earned them a legion of fans, clocking up an impressive 20,000 followers on Facebook with very little promotion.
Following on from their most recent single Sink, Out Of Her Mind is the second track to be taken from their forthcoming Movers and Shapers EP, and sees the band’s trademark pop sensibility brought to the fore through the frenetic bass licks and noodley guitar lines that prove Cassia as far more than your average pop band.
Having enjoyed a summer which saw the band play to crowds up and down the country and across Europe, while taking in festivals such as homegrown festivals such as Y-Not, The Great Escape and Reading & Leeds. This tireless work ethic has served the band well, and though definitely deserving of a break, they show no sign of slowing down as their current tour culminates with a massive sold out show at Manchester’s Deaf Institute, just one date of many on this tour to sell out weeks in advance.
Listen to the track below: