Monday 13 October 2014

Kassassin Street - Centre Straight Atom

Local scenes may not be as powerful as they were in days gone past, after all it’s just as easy these days for a band or performer to connect to and be inspired by an artist on the other side of the world as it is one on the next street. However, in terms of music discovery, watching a band play live is still a lot easier to do when a band hails from and plays in your home city.

Which brings us neatly to Kassassin Street, a group that without doubt are one of the most thrilling live acts to hail from Charles Dickens birthplace and home of the HMS Victory in recent memory; that’s Portsmouth – home of Breaking More Waves for those who don’t know. It’s not only us who seems to think so either, their recent set at Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival pulled a crowd that was as big, if not bigger, than some of the national touring bands playing that day and they’re consistently selling out local venues (their next home city show on November 14th is already sold out).

Now Kassassin Street has unveiled their latest assault on the senses, Centre Straight Atom, which is released digitally on November 10th. A pulverizing stadium shaking beast of driving dirty electronics and space rock guitars it manages to grab you by the privates as both a club stomper and indie anthem. It’s like Kasabian with less of the bullshit. Freaky arms flailing dancing (or any other body part for that matter) is allowed to this one. 

Kassassin Street - Centre Straight Atom

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