WHO IS MAGGIE CASSIDY?
A five piece dirty pop band out of Guildford in Surrey. Formed in 2018 and named after an early Jack Kerouac novel, they’re ready to take their playful brand of intelligent rock music to a mainstream audience. 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 riffs with irresistible vocal hooks to stunning effect as they showcase a penchant for creating lively, dysphoric rock/pop tracks.
The bands debut EP ‘Life Is Beautiful' pushes the band further into the fray of fully realised modern rock music through the marriage of crushing riffs, soaring choruses, catchy hooks and honest lyrics. 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 while the songwriting talents of the bands guitarist, Tom Macdonald-Grute, combines modern production with nostalgic punky riffs.
“The best I’ve heard in a long time” - Alex Baker (Kerrang!)
“If you like You Me At Six then you’re going to love it” - Johnny Doom (Kerrang!)
“Runaway seems to capture the aesthetic of the summer hit!” - Discovered Magazine
“Your next favourite band” - Ana Joy King (Reckless Music)
“Life Is Beautiful has arrived and we don’t ever want it to leave” - Kevin Lay (Mind Noise Network)