a/s/l: Cassels

Remember the days of the old schoolyard? Remember when Myspace was a thing? Remember those time-wasting, laborious quizzes that everyone used to love so much? Birthday Cake For Breakfast is bringing them back! 

Every couple of weeks, an unsuspecting band will be subject to the same old questions about dead bodies, Hitler, crying and crushes.  

This week: Lawrence ‘Loz’ Beck, the man behind the kit – drummer extraordinaire – in Southern duo Cassels!

a/s/l?
Answer suitably, Lawrence?

Have you ever seen a dead body?
Only animal carcus’ I’m afraid.

Who is your favourite Simpsons character?
Moleman.

What T-Shirt are you wearing?
Not wearing one, about have a nap ysee.

What did your last text message say?
“Confused & annoyed.”

What’s the last song you listened to?
Final mix of the first track of the Cassels album (oioi).

How did you meet the people in your band?
Probably the day of birth, can’t really remember, was very young.

What’s the first record you bought?
Embrace – ‘Out of Nothing’

What was your favourite VHS growing up?
Muppets In Space.

When was the last time you cried?
I tend to cry at happy things more than sad things, so was probs the end of Hacksaw Ridge; a sad film with a happy ending.

Have you ever kissed someone & regretted it?
I never kiss & tell (yes).

Best Physical Feature?
Gnarly scar on my ear.

Worst physical feature?
Freakishly hairy bum.

Reasonably ok/not bad feature that you’re not fussed about?
Petite little nose.

Do you have any pets?
A couple’o cats- Rocky & Rambo, & a female dog called Bob (our dad thinks he’s funny).

Ever picked up any injuries on tour?
If an upset stomach counts from excessive amounts of humus & dairy Lee dunkers, then yes.

What did you do for your last birthday?
Went for an Indian & then pub, same as every birthday.

Name something you CANNOT wait for?
Cassels album release of course!!

Do you have a crush on someone?
Ever since I watched Elf I’ve always massively had the hots for Zooey Deschanel.

What’s the shittest experience you’ve had as a musician?
Once played a show at the Rhythm Factory for this dude who’s legal name was Viz the Spoon, for reals, in front of literally one of our mates.

If you could go back in time, how far would you go?
Back to when the smoking ban wasn’t enforced, so I could have a fag in spoons.

How do you want to die?
Crushed by a gong just after a killler drum solo at Wembley stadium.

What’s your favourite thing about pizza?
Stuffed crust, preferably cheese.

What are you craving right now?
Profiteroles.

Have you ever been on a horse?
Nah, been on a donkey tho.

What did you dream about last night?
Didn’t have one. Couple’o nights back tho I dreamt we got nuked by the Russians, hopefully not a premonition.

If you could go back in time and kill the baby Hitler, would you?
Depends how really, if I could slip some poison into his baby food then yeah probs.

Do you like Chinese food?
Don’t dislike it, just favour an Indian.

Have you ever been on TV?
Indeedy. As a band we where on four to the floor, a music show on at midnight on channel 4.

Ever meet someone famous?
Kenny Sansom the old arsenal back at a tour of the Emirates. Week after was Henry & week before was Bergkamp, absolute pisstake. Also stood in a lift with Ed Miliband once.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Not a clue, being in Stomp would be pretty sick I guess.

Cassels have got a new record coming out! The ‘pre-album’ – ‘Foreword’ – is out April 7th on Big Scary Monsters, which you can pre-order here! You can also listen to new single ‘The Weight’ in our Now Playing Spotify Playlist!

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