Cazals Release Single “Somebody, Somewhere”
Available Digitally from December 16th here
‘An amazing album of future-guitar-dance-pop’ NME
‘One of the most exciting British bands around’ Big Issue
‘Visionary music mastery’ Clash Magazine
‘Arguably one of the most exciting bands in Britain at the moment.an almost perfect album’ Gigwise
‘Same energy as Bloc Party with the garage grit of The Rakes’ Virgin Music
Somebody Somewhere (album version)
Somebody, Somewhere Lifelike remix
Somebody, Somewhere bloody beetroots remix
Somebody, Somewhere moulinex remix
Somebody, Somewhere – Directed by Andre Saraiva
The Cazals employ two legendary French icons in this clip. One of them is Monsieur A., a celebrated French graffiti artist, who produced the clip. It also utilizes one of his artistic creations, a pink stick figure character with long, string-bean legs and an X for an eye. Another one is Lou Doillon, a model and actress lauded for her unusual looks, and her musical lineage. Her mother, legendary singer and actress Jane Birkin, contributed faked female orgasmic sounds to a French top 10 hit back in the 60s with “Je t’aime, moi non plus”, which was in turn accompanied with massive public outburst and the song being banned in 10 countries! We would also be remiss to mention that her step-father is the legendary Serge Gainsbourg. Doillon and the stick figure dance along city streets, twirling and stomping their feet all over the place.
Live version of Somebody Somewhere available free here
London based Indie Quintet Cazals have built their reputation from the ground up, playing a series of incendiary live shows where NME described them as, ‘Amazing! Streets ahead of their peers’, and The Big Issue simply described Cazals as; ‘One of the most exciting British bands.’
Discovered on myspace by Kitsune Records and championed by former Daft Punk manager Gildas Loaec, things soon began to pick up for these Shoreditch lads when the label, famous for catapulting the careers of both Klaxons and The Whip released their first single “Poor Innocent Boys” back in late 2007. Shortly thereafter, the band were contacted by Parisian born taste-maker, Beatrice Inn co-owner and internationally known night-life entrepreneur, Andre Saraiva (who also goes by the name Mister A, or Monsieur A), a well known graffiti artist, musician and clothing designer. Andre immediately swept them away into a Paris recording studio throughout 2008 where he began to co-produce their debut album (Julien Delfaud, the man who engineered Phoenix’s debut album then mixed it) “What Of Our Future” (out Feb 24th).
With tracks such as their Kitsune debut ‘Poor Innocent Boys’, the soon to be released ‘Life if Boring” as well as the current hit single ‘Somebody, Somewhere’, it’s clear this album is jam packed with indie rock anthems for many-a-teen-angst-ridden music lovers across the globe. But don’t be fooled, for Cazals are anything but innocent and life has been far from boring since their humble beginnings when sharing the bill with friends such as Pete Docherty and good friends and fellow Brits Bloc Party back in the day on the East London circuit.
Shortly after signing their record deal, they were invited on the road to support none other than Daft Punk and have now gone on to sign an exclusive deal with the prestigious record and licensing label The Hours here in the US, who are set to release their debut album on February 24th 2009 and announce a slew of national tour dates through out the Spring of 2009.
Somebody, Somewhere is available digitally from December 16th.
What Of Our Future (The Hours/Fontana)
Cazals debut album: Out Feb 24th