Live: CASSIA // Scala, London
Following the release of their debut album, Replica, earlier this year, Cassia headed out on an extensive UK and European tour.
Cassia came onto the stage at Scala to a crowd screaming at them with excitement. Colourful and catchy, their music was intoxicating, the kind you couldn’t help but dance to with their elated beat. Starting with Loosen Up, the band instantly had the crowd in the palm of their hand, a grasp that was held tight for the entirety of the show. The band had everyone involved, people at the front jumping to every chorus and the back of the room dancing together, all their songs seemed to be crowd-pleasers.
With an impressive production, their light-show was erratic. This was somewhat different from the vibe of the music, which was very chilled and leisurely compared to the flashing stoves and heavily saturated colours.
Moana and Under The Sun were particular crowd favourites, with a tropical tone it was easy to feel like you’re not currently in London during an already pretty cold autumn. Things slowed down a lot for DreamA, the guitar introduction is exceptionally intricate and captivating. 100 Times Over, the track that seems to appear on almost all of Cassia’s work as a different variation, was as good as I anticipated after such a brilliant set.
Cassia delivered an uplifting, magical performance at Scala on Wednesday. Their songs were playful and full of character which created an exceptional set for their biggest headline show to date.
Photos: Dani Willgress