‘Rinse and Retreat’ is a fantastic lyrical entity – “I live in your camera / I steal all the fun / I’ll bite off my ulcers to spite my tongue” – that manages to avoid the predictable rhyming patterns that so many bands fall ploy to. Jim and Loz are a closely knit family unit, demonstrated by the shared lines that use ‘our Mother’ and ‘our Father’, and the fact they’re brothers truly amplifies their sound. The angsty chorus that draws on the theme of isolation – “I hate all these humans” – has a Wombats-esque quality. The melody, however, redeems the track from being a cheesy pop melody and instead is a pertinent exploration of identity. The eerie tone these lads achieve is more evocative of the horror rock of bands such as The Wytches. Thoroughly recommendable!
Having already played this year’s Truck Festival and The Great Escape, you can catch Cassels live next week at The Garage, Islington – find all the details here