Taken from the debut EP ‘Life Is Beautiful’
Out 31st July
MAGGIE CASSIDY have released second track ‘Just To Know’ from their upcoming debut EP ‘Life Is Beautiful’, out 31st July.
The band describe the new track as a “balls to the wall rock song with a big chorus.” Vocalist Jamie Coupe delves deeper, explaining that “It’s about feeling trapped in the mundanity of a day-to-day routine and after a while that voice in your head creeps in and says ‘fuck it, burn it down, ruin everything, see how it feels.’ It’s that self-destructive urge to destroy everything you love just out of curiosity. I’m not *too* reckless and try to look after the people in my life, so it’s more of a fantasy. A what if.”
The upcoming 5-track EP was recorded with Seb Barlow, who was made an official member of Neck Deep during the recording process. The rocked-up, dirty-pop songs that comprise ‘Life Is Beautiful’ were laid down in an old air raid bunker in Wrexham with the band admitting they shed blood, sweat and tears to make it but say they “laughed a hell of a lot in the studio too.”
Guitarist Jan-Erik Barnegren elaborates on the EP as a whole: “The world is a crazy, dark, demoralising place at times — just look at what’s happening now with the COVID-19 outbreak — but out of that comes incredible, inspiring things. So I guess it’s about finding the silver linings and seeing the world for what it is. No one’s life is perfect and life is a lot of things but it’s also beautiful, so try and embrace that and make the most of it.”
Formed in 2018, and named after an early, largely autobiographical, Jack Kerouac novel, Maggie Cassidy are an exciting, effervescent British rock act with a fresh, pop-fuelled edge, blending filthy guitars with irresistible choruses to deliver a rare concoction of boyband punk.
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MAGGIE CASSIDY ARE:
Jamie Coupe (vocals)
Jan-Erik Barnegren (guitar)
Tom Macdonald-Grute (guitar)
Spears Onslow (bass)
Pete Callaghan (drums)