Cassyette - Mayhem


Cassyette has taken us in a couple of directions with previous singles. ‘Petrichor’ was a thick nu-metal variant with a dark verse, visceral pre-chorus, and dark-Paramore chorus. Then ‘Behind Closed Doors’ gave us tenebrous rock stomp before ‘Dear Goth’ added an emo guitar line and a pop-rock chorus.

The fluidity around a theme continues in the new single, ‘Mayhem’. This is a far more garage rock gem, with a crunchy guitar and a big vocal ‘I can’t take it anymore’ line to drive the chorus. It’s got a big open sound and the main reference to the previous sound is when the guitar gets treacly in the scuzzier versions of the chours.

This is a fist-pumping fuck-you anthem that, while more straightforward than the previous singles, is still a cracker of a song. You might think Cassyette was from New York, rather than her native Essex.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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