Catharsis is a funny ol’ thing in music. It’s the starting point of many brilliant songs but somewhere along the line, the direction, the confrontation and the honesty is tapered back by the artist knowing other people will be privy to these private thoughts. Not Cassels though.
With ‘Cool Box‘, the first track taken from their upcoming ‘You, Us and They‘ EP, the band are direct. Devastatingly direct.
Making sure you know “The ‘you’ in this song is a real person,” the track feels like a letter penned in anger, channeling years of frustration and confusion while not giving a damn who else reads it. It’s utterly unforgiving, brutally confrontational and powerful beyond words.
“’Cool Box’ is about our stepdad. The lyrics should tell you pretty much everything else you need to know.”
Check out the track below, exclusively on Upset.
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‘You, Us and They’ is out August 12th via Big Scary Monsters (preorder here) and will be backed by two EP release shows in Oxford and London. You should go.
The band’s complete tour schedule for the next few weeks is as follows.
17 Truck Festival
28 The Golden Lion, Bristol
29 Y Not? Festival
06 The Windmill, London
14 The Wagon and Horses, Birmingham
15 Old Blue Last, London (EP RELEASE SHOW)
25 The Wheatsheaf, Oxford (EP RELEASE SHOW)