The Cassette Kids are immeasurably cool. They also play some damn fine music. Coming together in 2007, they lend an undertone of the young sophistocrat to the crest of new wave.
Interview: 14 January 2008
Cassette Kids are the winners of our Big Day Out NSW competition. more about this competition »
Describe your music ...
... fun indie dance. Although Trina likes to tell people that we play techno music ... with guitars. It’s definitely dance worthy, but not in a clean shiny kind of way. Things can also get pretty sweaty and intense; the rock and roll element is always evident in our live performance.
What is your pre-live show routine?
Have a couple of beers and relax. Some good Thai food also goes alright.
Who on the Big Day Out line-up will you be stage front and centre for?
Battles, Bjork and Rage Against The Machine.
What is something no-one knows about Cassette Kids?
That we drink the other bands drink riders hahha sorry plug in city, we thought the beers were ours:-)
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
Andy from New Young Pony Club: “You learn more from the bad shows than you do from the good ones”.
Where do you rehearse?
Troy Horse (Alexandria) and Symphonics Sound Studios (The Riff).
What have you got planned for the future?
We are releasing our debut EP “Forwards Backwards” late February / early March then looking to go overseas. Maybe signing a deal ... who knows!
Australian music is ...
... bursting at the seams, exciting and diverse. It is finally getting some, but not enough of the recognition it deserves.