Cassette Kids broke onto the Australian music scene after winning the prestigious Triple J Unearthed competition in 2008. Following on from that early breakthrough the band continued to build their success with the We Are EP, before gaining widespread acclaim for their support slots with the likes of The Presets and Lily Allen.
Overseas at the annual CMJ festival, Larry Heath caught up with Sydney's Cassette Kids, who have recently relocated to Brooklyn and are currently writing their much anticipated follow-up to their 2010 full-length, Nothing on TV...
In my fourth day of CMJ, I made tracks to catch up with 1,2,3, a band from Pittsburgh who were heading into James Iha's recording studio (complete with Smashing Pumpkins memorabilia), Stratosphere Sound, to lay down a few live tracks as part of the Fred Perry Artists Lounge sessions. They were quite the tight band... playing some classy rock n' roll. They listened to plenty of Beatles growing up, I'll tell you that much! Stay tuned for our chat with them!
Local heroes Cassette Kids returned to the Oxford Art Factory on Friday night, performing to a sold out crowd who gave the four piece a true pop star reception. To thank us, they brought lasers.
The SXSW chats continue at the Aussie BBQ in Texas!
Ozzy and Ray of GOONS OF DOOM (Sydney)
Toot toot! The Bacardi express arrived right on schedule at Luna Park on Saturday night, pulling right up to the toothy mouth door of the amusement park. Take note City Rail!
Kat Mahina chats with the Cassette Kids ahead of the release of their debut LP, Nothing on TV, and their anticipated stint on the Bacardi Express circuit, supporting La Roux!