Sep 3, 2012
Following in the footsteps of schoolmates Bombay Bicycle Club, Cajun Dance Party and Theme Park, indie-pop five piece Casablanca are set to release their debut single ‘Yes’ on new London imprint Party Politics.
‘Yes’ will be available on a limited run of 200 7” vinyl and available digitally worldwide from 17th September.
Having made waves under their old moniker of Lo-Fi Culture Scene at the tender ages of 15 and 16, the quartet of Jacob Wheldon (vocals/guitar), Callum Akass (bass), Tom Herzberg (guitar) and Tom MacColl (drums) found themselves quickly boasting an enviable CV. Performing alongside the likes of Foals, Bloc Party and The Maccabees and releasing a few singles, the band took time away from their budding musical career to focus on wrapping up their education. Returning now afresh and with a new name, Casablanca are set to make waves once again with their enlivened take on guitar pop.
‘Yes’, their debut single, beckons a gorgeous sunset chorus of simple euphoria, as Wheldon’s anthemic vocals coast over a backdrop of crystalline guitars, uplifting synthesisers and dancefloor drum beats. Reminiscent of Friendly Fires at their most joyfully animated, ‘Yes’ proves Casablanca are more than ready to build and mature around their youthful foundations.
Casablanca will play their first London headline show at The Old Blue Last for Party Politics on 19th September to coincide with the release of the new single, with very special guests and Theme Park DJs.