Cassia

Macclesfield

Name?
Rob, Leff and Lou.

Where are you from?
Macclesfield.

What do you do?
Make music.

Describe your style in three words?
Beachy, Chilled, Summery.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
Elton John, Tiny dancer any day of the week, some real good vibes there!

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
RobVampire Weekend at Leeds Festival absolutely made my weekend, the sun came out for A Punk and the crowd just went off! 
LeffBeach boys at the Royal Albert Hall was pretty sick. Brian had some of the originals with him that time which was class! I go with my dad and he buzzes off it so we always have a mint one. 
LouGary Clark Jr at Electric Ballroom. One of my favourite artists, he had the crowd gripped from the off. He ripped into some mad 6-minute guitar solo in ‘When my train pulls in’ it literally blew my mind.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Camden Assembly is up there for us, the lights are mad, and you basically have your own house for a dressing room.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
I’d say Bombay Bicycle Club have always kept us inspired musically, they’re album “So Long, See You Tomorrow” has such a fusion of different styles. I love the track “Feel”, just makes you wanna dance. 

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Rob
I’d spend it with Jim Carrey, such an interesting guy.
Leff: Took a while this, maybe Steve Jobs. Love his attitude towards creating stuff that's new and different.
Lou: Jeff Buckley. Grace is probably my favourite album and he seems like a super cool dude.

If you could share the bill with any band in history?
Vampire Weekend they’re always the band that comes to mind.

What music did you listen to growing up?
Rob: 
A lot of Talking Heads, Paul Simon that kinda stuff was played around our house when I was growing up. My Mum was always a huge fan of Talking Heads, she’d always have “Burning Down The House” on repeat. 
Leff: Yeah bit of Paul Simon, but more the stuff with Garfunkel. Lots of The Beach Boys, The Police were on a lot too. Kind of whatever my dad had on. 

If you could re-live one year of your life?
Rob: 
17 was a good year, I remember spending time with mates making hip-hop beats for a laugh whilst my A-levels took a bit of a backseat... Went on my first lads holiday and started writing what were going to become some of the first Cassia tunes.

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