Casimir appear to be further proof that there’s something in the water over in Bristol these days. The four-piece are another standout in a recent line of West Country guitar bands alongside the likes of IDLES and Empty Pools.
Their debut EP Not Mathematics reveals its signature early on in the intro-like opener ‘Balancing Act’; a steady swelling of drums, cymbals and guitars rising into a sound barrier touching audio assault. The clue is in the name after all since various Latin, Slavic and French definitions of ‘casimir’ lean towards destruction.
From there the song structures throughout become layered, more complex and charming but still, almost brutally loud, like a hurricane of instruments colliding with each other, particularly evidenced in the EP’s high-watermark ‘Like Whistles’.
Not Mathematics is out via Fear Of Fiction Records today. Stream below in full.