Live Review | Cassia | Sneaky Pete’s

Cassia returned to the capital for a headline show at Sneaky Pete’s.

The tropical pop trio brought the sunshine to a damp day with their jubilant sound.

Ahead of Cassia, we caught MOSCOW‘s promising set. Kickstarting the indie vibe, frontman Reece Beveridge’s vocals slotted into the band’s style with ease and in particular, their latest single ‘September’ is worth digging out.

With the crowd and venue heating up, it was time for Cassia to bring their tropical pop to town.

Opening with ‘Moana’, the band seamlessly breezed through their well-rehearsed set with a slick opener to get the crowd grooving.

Cleverly blending their set together, new tracks oozed Katrina & The Waves’ Motown vibes while their underlying Congo-coction was the basis throughout each track, they created a distinctive sun-soaked sound.

The tropical beats took hold of the venue as those standing still began moving along, in particular with popular singles ‘Paradise Beach’ and ‘Weekender’, while the set gave breathing space with time to showcase their instrumental talent.

After treating the crowd to a few new tracks, the band attempted to end their set with ‘100 Times Over’ as the crowd were singing and grooving along, but as soon as the last note was played and the applause had began, the crowd were quickly swapping the clapping for chanting “one more song”.

As frontman Rob Ellis coyly asked permission to squeeze in an extra single, as it was evident no one was ready to go home, it was time for ‘Red Wine’ to continue the dance-along with its Bombay Bicycle Club-esque sound.

While most bands are currently adapting their sound to incorporate the typical pop infused indie beats, Cassia have managed to create a twist on this over-repeated formula with their tropical infusion – Um Bongo eat your heart out!

Now, it’s time to patiently wait for their new EP that’s guaranteed to brighten up your week…

Post Author: Claire White

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