WHO IS MAGGIE CASSIDY?
A five piece dirty pop band out of Guildford in Surrey. Formed in 2017 and named after an early Jack Kerouac novel, they’re ready to take their playful brand of intelligent pop music to a mainstream audience. Born out of the ashes of popular underground rock act Cavalier, the five boast a wealth of touring and writing experience that underpins their tireless work ethic as well as a resolute commitment to quality in everything they do. These boys bring with them a relentless, energetic live show of strong material best described as sad songs you can dance to.
Their debut single ‘Guide Me’, produced by Pete Miles (We Are The Ocean, Dry The River, Canterbury) at MiddleFarm Studios, is an urgent guitar pop song with a powerful message. ‘Guide Me’ blends filthy baselines with irresistible vocal hooks to stunning effect as they showcase a penchant for creating lively, dysphoric pop tracks.
Recent single ‘Leaking Love’ pushes the band further into the fray of fully realised modern pop music through the marriage of soaring melodies and hypnotic, rhythmic guitar stabs. Vocalist Jamie Coupe’s distinctive tone shines as he meditates on contemporary issues of mental health intertwined with living and loving in the social age. The video provides a visual equivalent to the thematics of the song utilising puppies, parties, and pink to explore subjects of a more serious nature.
New single ‘Why Can’t We Just Be Friends’; released in January 2020 and recorded by Neil Kennedy (Boston Manor, Creeper) at The Ranch and co-written by Liam Cromby of We Are The Ocean fame, has already received support from Alex Baker and Johnny Doom at Kerrang with Alex describing the song as ‘An Absolute Banger’
Vibes like The Maine, feels like Drake, riffs like Don Broco; these boys have a scalable sound which is fit to explode.