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KASSIDY RELEASE THEIR NEW SINGLE, "STRAY CAT" ON VERTIGO RECORDS ON MAY 24
"Some of our songs are about hidden, clandestine secrets, things that you can't see but you know they're there...some of them are about girls...some of them are just rhythms and melodies and words. But when we play them, they sound like whatever you want them to be."
The Scottish, four piece band - Barrie James O'Neill, Hamish Fingland, Chris Potter and Lewis Andrew - first came to attention with the release of their Rubbergum" EP earlier this year. Making more noise with four acoustic guitars than most bands can muster with a wall of electrics, bass and drums., the group draw their roots from Americana, filtering it through a very Glaswegian pop sensibility -a juxtaposition of influences that is uniquely theirs. "We kind of take that acoustic West coast thing and shake it up in a pot with more modern influences", they say. "When it all gets going its like a wall of harmony.".
Kassidy are set to play major festivals this summer, kicking off at The Camden Crawl in London. With producer Jim Abiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Noisettes, Stereophonics) at the helm theirs is a sound that is as idiosyncratic as it is diverse, and one which could easily define your summer.
You can see Kassidy live on the following dates -
April 19 The Garage, London
April 21 King Tuts, Glasgow
April 22 Roadhouse, Manchester
May 1 Holy Trinity Church (Live in Leeds)
May 2 Camden Crawl, London
May 8 Darvel "4" Seasons Music Festival, Ayrshire -Scotland
May 15 Hector's House (The Great Escape), Brighton
July 9 Oxegen Festival
July 11 T in the Park
July 16 Latitude Festival