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NEWS   Just started practicing again after a summer break. Hoping to record some more and get gigging!
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Cassenofire (casino-fire) are Glasgow-based band who draw influences from bands such as Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Ros, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Minus The Bear and Cave In, and mix instrumental ambient rock with charming lyrics and splashes of electronica.

The current line-up is Ben P(Vocals/Guitar/Keys/Programming), Graham (Guitar), Andy (Bass/Keys/Programming), and currently Ben S (Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals).

We've just resumed rehearsing after a summer break and are hoping to tighten up as a band and possibly record some more material in the near future as well as start performing in and around Glasgow.
Why this name?
I (Ben) was just thinking about names, and I was thinking of words I thought were cool, Casino being one of them, which was an original choice for the band name only to find out it is already in use. With the addition of 'fire' to it, we thought it sounded quite nice. And casino is spelt 'casseno' just to be unique an' all that.
Do you play live?
At the moment, we don't play live. We're just enjoying rehearsing, writing music and getting comfortable as a band. In previous bands, we have gigged and it is definately something we hope to make part of our band in the near future.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
MP3's are an additional resource for music fans. If someone downloads music as their primary source of music as apposed to buying CD's, they're not a music fan. Showing your kids your CD collection of CD-R's is not a good thing.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I guess it would depend on the circumstances. With that said, there are lots of Indie's such as Beggar's Group who can offer deals as good as Majors, so I suspect an Indie would be the way to go, but again, depends on the circumstances.
Band History:
Band started back in September of 2004 with Ben, Graham and then drummer Barry all jamming in Ayr and Paisley. Around about Christmas, it was felt Barry didn't really fit with the kind of stuff we were wanting to do, so myself and Graham went solo and soon after found drummer Gary, who we had successful jams with. Again, later down the line, Gary decided to focus more on his Uni work and wasn't really into what we were doing (Side note: Gary apparently wanted to do heavier stuff, and the next time we had a drummer in, we were far heavier. We also spotted him in the same studio as us, in the next room, jamming with another band a matter of weeks later). From this point, we jammed a few times as a 2-piece, just writing material. In late-March, we got back in touch with Ben Singer, an instrumentalist we were going to work with before that never came to anything, and got him in on drums, and he turned out to be our best drummer to date. Unfortunately, Ben had other commitments with his other band and wasn't able to continue with us. Ironically, the week after Ben's departure, we hooked up with Andy, our bassist, and started to jam as a 3-piece, and that's when all the electronica started!
Your influences?
We all have mixed influences, which we feel goes towards the sound we create, but we do share similar influences with bands like Sigur Ros, Minus The Bear, Mogwai, and Godspeed You Black Emperor.
Favorite spot?
Andy and I (Ben) are Glasgow boys, and Graham is from Stirling, so it's a bit mixed!
Equipment used:
Ben: Fender Telecaster 1969 Thinline (Black with white perloid pickguard), Line 6 DL4, Boss TU-2 Tuner, Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter, Boss DS-1 Distortion, Boss DD-3 Delay, Danelectro Tune Melt Tremelo, Digitech Whammy, Korg microKORG.

Graham: Fender Telecaster 1972 Custom (Black), eBow, Boss DS-1 Distortion, Boss MT-2 Metalzone, Boss TR-2 Tremelo, Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter, Jim Dunlop Wah.

Andy: Epiphone Thunderbird bass, Electro Harmonix Big Muff, Korg Electribe Synth/Drum Machine.
Anything else...?
Nope. Thanks.
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