Cassels are a two piece comprised of two brothers - Jim (vox/guitar) and Loz (drums/vox) Beck. Originally from the self-described 'cul-de-sac' town of Chipping Norton, the brothers spent their youth turning their frustration and boredom into music.
After years of making as much noise as they pleased in their remote countryside bedroom, Cassels emerged onto the scene with a sound which is both unique and hard-hitting; combining dense and poetic lyricism with pared-back, heavy and skilful instrumentation.
Dealing in themes which range from the overtly sociopolitical to the deeply personal, the band are never afraid to express their opinions in their songs. This sincere, heart-on-the sleeve approach has picked them up praise and coverage from the likes of NME, BBC Radio 1, 6 Music and Channel 4, as well as Radiohead's Colin Greenwood. As Punktastic puts it, 'there’s little emerging from the British underground that comes close to mirroring Cassels’ style.'
They’ve shared stages with the likes of Self Defense Family, Johnny Foreigner, Tall Ships, Car Seat Headrest and Beach Slang and are set to tour with Chicago punks Meat Wave on their UK tour this April.