LIVE: Cassyette - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, 12/09/2022

LIVE: Cassyette – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, 12/09/2022

There’s no denying that Cassyette is a beloved rising star in the alternative scene, and is an artist who has a tendency to flirt with both pop and rock elements in her songs whilst maintaining an unwavering punk energy throughout. Her diverse sound has meant she’s quickly earnt plaudits from many of those in the scene, something which was perhaps best demonstrated when she was chosen to support My Chemical Romance at one of the iconic three shows they did at the Stadium MK in Milton Keynes this past summer. 

Embarking on her headline UK tour, Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach played home to night two out of six of the tour. Support was provided by the ever raucous Kid Bookie, whose set was laden with anger and brimming with emotion, and who certainly got the crowd warmed up. 

Shortly after, Cassyette took to the stage and was welcomed with cheers and applause, she began with the unreleased ‘Picture Perfect‘ from up her upcoming debut mixtape, before following up with ‘Dear Goth‘, a punky track that had the crowd reciting every word as if they were the ones performing on stage.

Following this came the energetic ‘Behind Closed Doors‘, which saw the crowd open and close, enveloping those who found themselves in the chaos of the mosh. Her latest release ‘September Rain’ came next, and provided a more poignant and emotive release compared to the physical exertion of the previous song. 

Her set also featured a touching cover of ‘Falling Down‘, a song by late rapper Lil Peep, which was well received and drew many screams of excitement as the crowd as the crowd was struck with the realisation of what the cover was.

Next came arguably her most popular track in the form of the anthemic ‘Mayhem‘, as well as the tour’s namesake ‘Sad Girl Summer‘, both incredible singalong new age rock songs that flooded the iconic venue with harmonic singing from both Cassyette and the adoring audience.

A run of tracks from her upcoming Sad Girl mixtape ensued, including the tracks ‘Dead Roses‘ and ‘Like That‘, with the penultimate song of the set with the stirring revival track ‘Petrichor‘ breathing life into the swarm of attendees, before the edgy conclusive track ‘Prison Purse‘ rang out. A plead of the crowd for another song saw the band return to the stage for another performance of ‘Dear Goth‘, with Cassyette and her band departing once more to copious amounts of applause and cheers.

The sold out tour sees the show head up to Sheffield next, with dates in Manchester and Southampton following before a final conclusive date in London’s O2 Academy in Islington. And with the release of the ‘Sad Girl’ Mixtape due on the 10th of November, it’s clear that the rising alt star has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

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