North East post-punkers Casual Threats release new single and video Suarez today, and we’re delighted to be giving the video an exclusive airing right here, with the trio producing another absolute banger of a track and cracking video to go with it.
Pummelling drums and pulsating bass hooks, beneath frantic, energetic guitar lines and vocal melodies that flit between raucous and tortured, there’s so much of what make Casual Threats a really vital band within the North East music scene present on the new song. They show a gift for songwriting that while blisteringly punk, still retains a catchy pop sensibility, and the raw and dirty edge to what they do maintains a sound that grabs you by the collar and doesn’t let go.
The video suits their sound, nothing too extravagant, just capturing what the band do best, and sneaking in a little bit of their wry sense of humour. Suarez is all about in-crowds and the willingness of people to sacrifice their individuality in a bid to fit in, so it’s rather wonderful that it all comes from a band who repeatedly manage to stand-out. The video represents this theme through the idea of the band all trying to be each other, though what’s most important, is that this is a band that know who they are, and that band is rather bloody good.