London five piece managed by Sean Mclusky.
A band that harbored an infectious vivacity, a sound invigoratingly youthful and timeless, a weapon in the battle against pretension, shallowness and dishonesty. And for this battle, Phil, Luca, Dan, Martin and Warren arm themselves with addictive melodies, compulsive rhythms and a gift for classic songwriting.
CAZALS didn’t write clichéd songs to put the worlds to rights, or songs based upon fictitious pseudo political intentions, CAZALS write songs about the things they do and the people they meet. There are flashes of notable reference points, but to list them isn't what its about. Their sound does feature an amalgamation of ideas, but it's their reinterpretation of these sounds that makes CAZALS so thoroughly significant. They strike a rare balance between razor sharp rock and roll, and unashamedly captivating popular music. And with song writing like this, it needn’t be anything else.
CAZALS hail from the four corners of England but met on the new underground music scene of East London, honing their sound in the Rock & Roll dives of Shoreditch and Bethnal Green. They built their reputation from the ground up, paying their way by performing at their own now infamous all night warehouse parties.
CAZALS singer Bhil Bush’s unique style also attracted the attention of Hedi Slamain from Dior in Paris securing him work on many campaigns and shows (a great way to pay the rent while getting your band together)
You may have danced to, or be lucky enough to own, singles “Poor Innocent Boys”, and “Comfortable Silence” and the NME described debut single “Beat me to the bone” as a “ masochistic (minor) masterpiece” the less than year old CAZALS were already being spoken about with the sort of reverence worthy of the best bands.
Ever cool French label KITSUNE were so convinced by the band, that they decided to make an exception to their electronic only release policy, and signed the band, recording their debut album in Paris.
Live, the band were immense, brimming with energy, replete with confidence and emit an unrelenting exuberance through every pore. You may have seen them on the road with Babyshambles, Bloc Party, The Rakes and Razorlight or one of their numerous headline UK and European shows, this band amassed nothing short of a cult following.
Lead singer is London native Phil Cazal, guitar duties are split between Dan Cazal and Luca Cazal respectively, Warren Cazal’s on Drums while bassist Martin Cazal was stolen from a lesser band for his skill on the bass. Marked out by that depth of musical knowledge as well as killer sing along choruses like that of track “ Poor Innocent Boys” and huge on stage presence their look and energy has been described by Dazed & Confused as “saving East London from identikit poseurs”.
CAZALS were on a mission to produce music that was timeless and honest with as Phil Cazal put it “no tangled poetry that people don’t understand”.
Having been friends since their time on the tight knit London mod scene CAZALS came to life on the back of the same East London musical explosion that has seen the rise of wildly different 1-2-3-4 records label mate Whitey and Babyshambles.
CAZALS knocked up numerous tours as main support for the infamous Pete Doherty led Babyshambles, as well as attracting national coverage for their illegal Bloc Party and The Rakes supported Cazalaide warehouse parties thrown to raise funds to buy new instruments after theirs had all been stolen.
CAZALS released two singles through 1-2-3-4 Records
‘Beat Me To The Bone’ produced by Paul Epworth
‘Poor Innocent Boys’ produced by John Fortis (Razorlight/Art Brut).
3rd single ‘Comfortable Silence’ was released on Young & Lost records before signing to Kitsune Records in Paris
Debut album ‘What Of Our Future’ recorded in Paris with producer Julein Defaud (Phoenix) released on Kitsune Records 2008.