Katrina Noorbergen - Vocals, Daniel Schober - Guitar, Dan Deitz - Bass, Jacob Read-Harber - Drums.
The Presets, Digitalism, Anything with different sounds
Draped in magnetic tape ripped from the music collection of Greenwich Village dilettantes, Cassette Kids are making a ruckus in the Sydney Music scene. Coming to fruit in early 2007 in a sensation of live performances and fermenting their talent into their June Demo, Cassette Kids lend an undertone of the young sophistocrat to the crest of new wave, summoning the likes of Bjork, The Klaxons and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs into a mixtape akin to a well dressed Berlin Wall coming down in a New York Basement. Live Cassette Kids make sexy with the hysterics, ploughing through sets with vigor and fidelity. What starts as a fashion show walk off quickly ascends into a squeeze box of indie guitar fuzz and impetuous bass solos, led by the Siren's Howl of vocalist Katrina Noorbergan and leaving the crowds in a worked up sweat spree, toothy for more from the magnetic quartet. And Howl they do for Cassette Kids. With show stealing performances, radio time on the J's and a momentum spurred by their own desire to deliver leggy performances night after night, its enough to convince Drum Media that the C.K's are the "highlight of the evening" and prove that what probably started as cheap thrills to score free designer clothing has bloomed into the hottest new talent of 2007. With a double side of supports for bands like White Rose Movement (UK), Children Collide, Van She, Riot In Belgium, Bridezilla, Muscles, Ajax and more recently, Sparkadia and Soft Tigers, Cassette Kids are part of Sydney's infamous Bandits crew and are Reel-to-Reel with fashion label illionaire, sporting the goods both on and off the stage, Cassette Kids have eyes to the horizon and two feet planted firmly in the sydney scence... To hear more from Cassette Kids go to www.myspace.com/cassettekids Upcoming Shows: Australian "THE PRESETS" tour starting July 12.
The Cassette Kids are immeasurably cool. They also play some damn fine music. Coming together in 2007, they lend an undertone of the young sophistocrat to the crest of new wave.
Cassette Kids are the winners of our Big Day Out NSW competition. more about this competition »
Describe your music ...
... fun indie dance. Although Trina likes to tell people that we play techno music ... with guitars. It’s definitely dance worthy, but not in a clean shiny kind of way. Things can also get pretty sweaty and intense; the rock and roll element is always evident in our live performance.
What is your pre-live show routine?
Have a couple of beers and relax. Some good Thai food also goes alright.
Who on the Big Day Out line-up will you be stage front and centre for?
Battles, Bjork and Rage Against The Machine.
What is something no-one knows about Cassette Kids?
That we drink the other bands drink riders hahha sorry plug in city, we thought the beers were ours:-)
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
Andy from New Young Pony Club: “You learn more from the bad shows than you do from the good ones”.
Where do you rehearse?
Troy Horse (Alexandria) and Symphonics Sound Studios (The Riff).
What have you got planned for the future?
We are releasing our debut EP “Forwards Backwards” late February / early March then looking to go overseas. Maybe signing a deal ... who knows!
Australian music is ...
... bursting at the seams, exciting and diverse. It is finally getting some, but not enough of the recognition it deserves.View Profile Hide Interview