Fraternal purveyors of garage rock and roll Cassels have released the brilliantly honest and always hard hitting ‘The Weight’ as part of their ‘pre-album’ Foreword which is describe by the band as “compiling the various bits and bobs we’ve put out so far along with three new tracks,” and is due out next month.
The song is also described by the band and in a way that befits them perfectly “a sincere song about finding it hard to be sincere,” the track is all about self-projection and it all comes about with the same sardonic and melodic delivery we love from the punks. “Generally my default setting when interacting with people is to be sarky and glib,” says Beck, “and to be honest I’m usually fine with that, but I think a lot of the time I use it as a coping mechanism to deal with feeling anxious and on edge around people.”
“I find it a lot easier to talk openly in songs,” he follows on with “which I guess is kinda strange, so this song is an attempt at talking openly about being scared to talk openly. There’s also a couple of cynical digs at going to the gym and using Twitter in there too.”
We’re calling it a ‘pre-album’, in that our debut album proper should be arriving later this year, and it’s the first time we’ve released anything on proper 12″ vinyl which is going to be great.”
“Listening back to all of the tracks together we’re pretty proud of what we’ve achieved so far,” he muses, “but equally it’s going to be nice to draw a line under it and look forward to the new stuff, which we’re super excited about cracking on with.”