CASH, the ripper Melbourne duo fronted by Cassie Hope and backed up by Ash Acid on the drums, have dropped their latest single. It’s called Ashes and Bones, and it’s killer.
It follows on from their debut single Lightning Striking, a track born in red hot riffage and proper rock voltage. Ashes and Bones is a more sentimental cut, one that defiantly dives into the darker end of the thematic spectrum.
Ruminate on life, love and losing it all with Ashes and Bones, the darkly incandescent new track from Melbourne pout-rock duo CASH.
Recorded at Milk! Records haunt Newmarket Studios in Melbourne, Ashes and Bones marks Cassie and Acid’s first co-production credit, sharing the desk with Lilith Lane.
Said desk holds a slice of history in itself, being the console that used to live on Neil Young’s famous Ranch. I think I’m a little bit jealous.
And the production chops certainly shine through in Ashes and Bones, the mix leaving plenty of room for Acid and Hope to strut their individual strong points throughout. Underpinned by groovy percussion lines, the vocal sits starkly in front, giving listeners a frotn row seat to Hope’s hard-ringing harmonies when needed.
Which it should, given the track’s lyrical weight. Lines like “You and I, on this hanging wire” and “we’re all waiting for something” pertain to that creeping feeling everyone’s familiar with; that the best of days are just around the corner.
Reinforced through the chorus line from which the song takes its name, Ashes and Bones is a striking, emotive dissection of susceptibility, uncertainty and longing. For CASH, it took some time to realise that instead of always looking ahead, sometimes you need to cast your eyes to the present.
Showcasing two sides to their lively style in two gnarly singles to date, CASH are shaping up as a serious act to watch. With reports from their live shows only adding to the hype, this is one power duo you need to get around.
If you missed CASH’s single launch at Yah Yah’s, there’s a ton of opportunities to catch them live before the end of the year. Check out their tour dates below, including a slot with king Jimmy Barnes at Rush Festival.
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