Kill Cassidy Interview

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Kill Cassidy join us on the MusicRiot Presents podcast episode 6, and here they give us a bit of background type info!

Tell us a little bit about each of you.

Tim: My name is Tim Sensation, I have my parents to thank for that. I sing in Kill Cassidy and am half of the song-writing team.

Martino: My name is Martino. I play the guitar in Kill Cassidy and am the other half of the songwriting team. I am 6′ 4″. I like long walks, reading, European cinema, drinking till I’m drunk and talking about the universe and most of all going somewhere ordinary and listening to music that makes it feel unusual. Cat-lover, GSOH etc, etc…

What’s the story behind the name?

M: Simply put, it’s the title of a song from a long lost band, who were gigging friends a few Summers ago!!

How did you start as Kill Cassidy and when?

M: It’s been an ongoing project since the  end of my last band XisLOADED.

T: We basically met through an ad in the window of a boutique famed for its 50’s cocktail dresses…

What/Who are your influences for your music?

T: We’ve always tried to create engaging apocalyptic soundscapes within a pop format. Our joint influences are  those who push boundaries but we like to keep people engaged with our music and not turn them off with meandering self-indulgence.

You’ve got some great tracks – how come you haven’t been signed yet?

T: Thank you! Kill Cassidy began as a songwriting project and having played some shows this Spring and Summer, we are now ready to turn it into a full band.

M: We are currently looking for the right people to complete the line-up. It could be you – if you play bass or drums, contact killcassidy@yahoo.com and let us know a little bit about you.

How long have you been gigging?

T: We’ve been road-testing a live set since May.

M: We had really good responses at Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham/Bristol and have been lucky enough to share stages with Joyzipper, Make Model, The Corrections and Red Light Company amongst others already. We’re looking forward to getting out and playing live again as soon as our line-up is complete.

Can you give us a rundown of the two Kill Cassidy tracks that we will be hearing on the podcast.

LEAVE THE STARS
T: It’s basically my observations on the faddish nature of our views on popular culture and I’d been listening to a lot of Prince at the time.

M: I wanted to take quite an uplifting but slow, atmospheric guitar hook and see if I could match it with a more groove-ridden backbeat for the verses.

EVERYTHING MY WAY
T: The idea behind EMW came from this cascading guitar and and vocal melody – that’s the verse by the way. Everything else just kinda fell into place pretty quickly after that.