Cassava

Southampton

Name, where are you from?
We are Cassava, from Southampton.

Describe your style in three words?
Whatever feels good.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
It’s definitely very hard to whittle it down to just one. We saw Sticky Fingers last month at the Forum, Kentish Town. That sticks out as one of the better ones as we’re all big fans.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
I think for me it’d have to be Oasis and The La’s. I reckon the party after would be just as good as the gig.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
We’ve always been a massive fan of the Britpop movement, but all sorts really. Into a bit of everything.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Richard Ashcroft because he is a not only an icon as a musician but as a person. I remember being mesmerised sat in front of the TV watching Bittersweet Symphony video.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
We played a show last year with DMA’s at a venue called The 1865, Southampton. I don’t know whether it was just the night as a whole, but the venue is big and DMA’s were one of the nicest bands we’ve come across.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I am a massive fan of a singer-songwriter called Stephen Fretwell. He never really got the recognition he deserved at the time. I wish he was still about recording and releasing music.


Cassava are a 4-piece indie/alt band from Southampton, listen to their latest single 'Alone' below.

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