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Single of the Week: Maggie Cassidy - Why Can't We Just Be Friends

Maggie Cassidy, the five-piece DIY dirty alt band, hailing from Surrey, marry filthy guitars with irresistible choruses. With the help of co-writer Liam Cromby formerly of We Are The Ocean, the quintet drop ‘Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?’, produced by Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Boston Manor) at The Ranch and mastered by Grant Berry (Stand Atlantic, Deaf Havana).

Maggie Cassidy deliver relentless high-energy both on stage and on record, with their fan track singles, ‘Guide Me’, ‘Leaking Love’ and 'Runaway’, having been released prior, collectively giving a taste of whats to come in the future from the band.

Maggie Cassidy, whom are fully independent, have built up a following of devoted fans, affectionally coined ‘Club Cassidy’, with their determined DIY work ethic. Their fan-centric values underpin activities such as playing a free show for one of their most devoted of followers, and releasing a lyric video with sign language interpretation, helping set them apart from many of their contemporaries in the scene.

Charismatic frontman Jamie Coupe delivers emotional vocal performances, whilst increasing the visibility of people of colour in a genre that’s historically lacked diversity. Jamie’s Caribbean roots are just one strand within Maggie Cassidy, also including Swedish and Irish members, celebrating and illustrating the diversity of modern-day Britain.

The band are busy in the studio with producer Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, As It Is) recording their EP, slated for release in the spring of 2020.


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