EP Review – Kassidy


Kassidy -‘The Rubbergum EP.’ (Vertigo)

Glasgow quartet Kassidy (previously known as Cassidy) have issued a fine five track EP, which works as a fine introduction to the band, at least if you haven’t already heard their previous single ‘Night In the Box.’ The previous single also contained ‘Night In the Box’ and ‘The Traveller.’ So far as i can tell these are the same versions which made up the earlier single (which was released on King Tut’s Recordings.

Consisting of Barrie-James O’Neill, Hamish Fingland, Lewis Andrew and Chris Potter, they may be based on the west coast of Scotland but follow a fine tradition of doffing their west coast of scotland caps to the west coast of America (see also Teenage Fanclub, Cosmic Rough Riders etc..) They have been compared to the Kings of Leon, but this is definitely more west coast than deep south boogie.

I’ve played this several times and find that the harmonies and songs are proving steadily more and more irresistible. Whether this will work over the course of a whole album without some more ingredients coming into the mix remains to be seen, but this is a very strong EP.


The Rubbergum EP is out now on Vertigo; available on download and at all good record shops.

See the video for Kassidy -‘The Betrayal’ here.

Pop along to their myspace and make friends and hear the whole EP.

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