Anglo-Swedish group King Casio release their second single ‘Shadows‘ following their debut single BBBC (Big Black Black Black Cloud).
The debut offering became a firm favourite on John Kennedy‘s Radio X show and was championed by KCRW and The Line Of Best Fit. Singer Sean Bean says ‘The reaction felt positive! Lots of people shared it, and it was a surprise getting it played in L.A on KCRW.’
King Casio takes inspiration from pop, folk as well as lo-fi hip hop sailing their songs through time between the 60s and the 90s. The band have been said to exist at the sonic crossroads where Beach Boys and James Blake meet.
‘Shadows‘ is a fitting track as the crisp autumn weather begins to creep in. Sean Bean states ‘Shadows is about longing for a summer that’s past. A liquid escape world where you can float about amongst the reverberations, and hopefully find some solace there.’
The music video was shot and directed by folk troubadour L.A. Salami. Recorded in the East London rehearsal space he shares with Francobollo and Hoo Has, which he darkened to reflect the shadowy, surreal feel of the song.
King Casio are made up of Sean Bean on drums and lead vocals, Petter Grevelius on bass and lead vocals and Aaron King on keys. Petter and Sean moved together from Sweden when they were 20 years old to play music with their hometown band Francobollo. King Casio are currently working on their debut album ‘Quiet Times With King Casio‘.