Our friends, Kasador, have done it again! Coming off the release of their debut self-titled album Kasador – the video for their second single ‘Talk About It’ was released October 18 on AUX, and has not fallen short of any expectation. The past three years have been a whirlwind for Kasador and it is evident that this band has gone through significant changes since they first debuted as Will Hunter Band. From their style, to their growth in talent, experience and even members – Kasador has become a band to watch. Their music captivates the listeners beyond their strong musicality, catchy beats, powerful choruses, lyrics you relate to and melodies that enchant and embrace what it means to be young – but simply because they are five guys doing what they love for people who love music.
The past two years the boys have found themselves sharing the stage with Canadian greats such as Lights, Arkells, July Talk, Wintersleep, U.S.S, and Current Swell. Most recently, Kasador opened Queen’s University Homecoming ReUnion Street Festival, playing with Walk Off the Earth for the second time.
Following the release of their first single ‘Neighbourhood’, in January 2016, and the full release of the album Kasador September 13th the boys have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. Profiled by accredited websites such as Allan Cross’ A Journal of Musical Things, EXCLAIM! and Indie Trendsetters, Kasador is seeing more and more success with each day. The strong feedback has resulted in regular rotation from radio stations such as The Edge (Toronto), CBC Radio 1 and The Drive (Kingston), Boom 99.7 (Ottawa) and throughout campus radio stations like CFRC (Queen’s University).
‘Talk About It’ – directed by Brett Pedersen, is edgy and artistic, giving vibes visually like Catfish and the Bottlemen’s – ‘Twice’. The dark silhouetted tone of the video perfectly matches the single’s young and edgy soulfulness that rock and roll used to have, mixed with the sound of new age indie rock.
The Summer of 2016 had Kasador playing shows across Ontario, with a special show in Brooklyn, New York with Wintersleep and Whitehorse. With the success of this show, Kasador is now prepping for a more extensive USA tour Winter 2017. Watch out for them on their upcoming tour dates:
October 21 @ Grace O’Malley’s, Toronto – preshow party and fundraiser for Gord Downie Secret Path Fund for Truth and Reconciliation
October 29 @ The Mansion, Kingston
November 19th @ Lee’s Palace, Toronto with Modern Space & Valley
– Alison and Bella Randazzo