EP REVIEW: Cassia – ‘Powerlines’

Cassia indulge in indie-pop melodies and carefully crafted guitar licks in their brand new EP ‘Powerlines’ 

Manchester-based trio Cassia have returned with their first full-length release since their 2019 debut album ‘Replica’. It was after the success of their 2019 debut, the band quickly connected with audiences and embarked on a headline tour in both, the UK and Europe which included full capacity shows at Scala in London and Manchester O2 Ritz, Cassia then released the first single from their ‘Powerlines’ EP, titled ‘Do Right’ which became a new fan-favourite and earned them air time on UK radio stations such as BBC Radio 1.

Despite the uncertainty of 2020, the band took things into their own hands when they set off to Berlin and built their own studio which ultimately allowed them to explore what they wanted out of this next EP and the result is a perfect combination of traditional indie-pop melodies with carefully crafted guitar and vocals akin to that of Alfie Templeman, Rex Orange County and Tom Rosenthal. Lead singer Rob described what their latest venture is about: “This new batch of songs is about who we are and who we want to be in this life, they’re about how we react to change and how we are affected by it. At the same time, they’re about how we can all contribute and do better.

Much like previous releases, this EP creates the ultimate summer vibe, happiness and positivity exudes from every note, from the very beginning of ‘Powerlines’ to the very end of it. It’s a record that sounds as though it’s from somewhere much more exciting than the UK as much like their debut, this EP contains hints of Caribbean music as well as a slight nod to North American indie favourites, Vampire Weekend.


Minty Slater-Mearns

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