Kassidy's new single, I Can't Fly, was released on February 27th, 2012. Their second studio album, One Man Army, will be released on April 30th through Vertigo and is available to pre order now. Kassidy have also announced a UK tour, which will take place throughout March 2012. A Scottish tour is soon to be announced.
The video for I Can't Fly is an animation of a man falling through a seemingly never ending backdrop, which constantly changes colour from red, to white, to black. Lyrics to the chorus also appear in the video as the man falls past them. The video is reminiscent of the opening sequence to popular period drama Mad Men.
Kassidy formed in Glasgow in 2009 and comprise (vocals, guitar); Hamish Fingland (vocals, guitar); Lewis Andrew (vocals, guitar, accordion, keyboard) and Chris Potter (vocals, guitar). Their debut album, Hope St., was released in 2011 and received critical acclaim. Kassidy are well known for performing side by side at their live shows.
The band recorded One Man Army was recorded at Rockfield Studios and mixed at the famous Abbey Road, with the help of long-time collaborator Thomas McNeice, of Gang of Four Fame. It was produced by Mike Crossey, who has worked with the Black Keys; Two Door Cinema Club and Arctic Monkeys.
He also slapped a jet-lagged Taylor Hawkins.
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.