Tuesday 12 November 2019


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Skramz / Emo-violence
Related artistsKomarov, I Don't Want To Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Ennui, Ergonomic Management Keyboard, For This World Is Hollow And These Hands Have Touched The Sky, Piss Kidney, LadstormThisismenotthinkingofyou, Working Man Noise Unit, Witch Cult and Virgin Dad.
CountryLeeds/London U.K.
Years Active2013-present
Song: "Void/Impasse"
Album: "Silence Will Not Protect You"
Year: 2019
For fans ofLa Luna, Guidelines, O'God The White Whale, Welcome The Plague Year, Komarov, I Hate Sex, Coma Regalia, OsoLuna, Suffix, Kilgore Trout and Hiretsukan.
Label(s): Self Released / Middle Man Records / Zegema Beach Records / Wolftown DIY / Boslevan Records / Cave Of Roses / Lunar Lander Records / Meatcube Label / Kakusan Records
This post's artist is from the October 2019 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download: the November 2019 Mix#11 right here or get the new December 2019 Mix#12 here

CADY are a punk/hardcore/screamo/emo-violence band from the United Kingdom that began in 2013 as a two-piece and have undergone a couple of member changes. I first became aware of them in 2018 when I helped release their 4-way split 10" thanks to Shawn Decker aka Middle Man Records. I was told at the time that the songs had been recorded a while back and that they had since acquired a new vocalist, but that didn't stop me from the loving the shit outta those two songs. Then in 2019 I saw them fucking shame everyone (in a good way) at Cry Me A River Fest in Versmold, Germany. Not only that, but their cassette released this year entitled 'Silence Will Not Protect You' is easily contender for EP of the year.

The band's first release was a very early demo that I am in the process of acquirng and then posting here. Officially their debut release is a cassette called 'Demo '14', a three-track barrage of dark, throaty hardcore/screamo. It's a good introduction to the band but certainly not a good indication of their sound in 2019. This release is not on bandcamp but Loz just tossed me the tracks so I've included them to download and put one of the songs on youtube. Have at it here!

'Zodiacal Dust' came in 2015 by way of cassette and contains four tracks of hardcore punk with a few screamo leanings. I enjoy the release but the lack of extremes (in both directions) leave me wanting to fast-forward to later material. That being said, I'd wager that "Dust Clouds" might be the heaviest thing the band has recorded and "I Hope You Get To Enjoy Half An Hour In Heaven Before The Devil Knows You're There" is a pretty awesome closer.

The following year 'Isle of Flowers' was released on 7", again containing four jams, albeit much more screamo as is shown during the intro guitar section of opener "Dock Ellis" and subsequent ass-kicking. "E. Bloch" is now a personal favourite after filming it with new vocalist Polly at CMAR. It was epic as fuck and is a must-watch below in the youtube embeds. From 45 seconds onward this song is absolute perfection, both on recording and live. "Bitter Lake" has excellent, interchanging vocals and closer/title track "Isle of Flowers" is slow, brooding and epic, as well as perhaps the most reminiscent of CADY's other half Komarov.

On the first half of their 'Desolate Hands Move the Hour' contributions, the band blasts through 2:11 of very heavy, screamy and growly screamy hardcore with a few mild metalcore leanings. The final half, "Beyond Being Seen", is another banger with a final minute that might just be the highlight of the entire split.

2019's 'Silence Will Not Protect You' is, simply put, incredible. With the inclusion of vocalist Polly the band ventures into new waters that definitely include O'God The White Whale, Guidelines and Hiretsukan, and it's all fantastic. The first track is worth $5 alone, as "Void/Impasse" opens with a lone guitar riff that soon builds with the drums and bass and eventually feedback until a slight stop lets Polly in and the flurry of screams begin. The emo-violence spliced with breakdowns is much appreciated and, in my opinion, underutilized. "Humiliation as a Political Reality" injects a slow build and spoken word before delving into some tremolo territory and a sick-ass groove at the one-minute mark. "Failed Morality" begins in similar fashion to its predecessor but goes lightning speed come 30 seconds and leaves the jammy section until two minutes in. Closer "Living in Silence" is stupid. I'm sorry, but it's fucking stupid. Stupid good, and the best song on the EP. After a chaotic initial blast, the song flourishes around beautifully toned guitars paired with stick-clicks that bring us to a standstill at a cliff's edge, and Polly's screams push everyone over the edge. In all of the shrieking, pummeling confusion, CADY manages to seamlessly blend in more grooves as well as a second epic transition post-two minutes. And good grief, that throat-splitting breakdown that closes the EP is otherworldly.

It should also be mentioned that Tom (bass) and Loz (drums) also play in Komarov, with the former helping record and tour in Coma Regalia, among other things. I do believe we'll see more material in 2020 but don't quote me. I am...hmmmm...elated...yes, elated, that this band exists.



2014 - Demo cassetteEP (download here)

2015 - Zodiacal Dust cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)

2016 - Isle of Flowers 7"EP (stream/donate/download here)

2018 - Desolate Hands Move the Hour split 10" w/Majorel, Coma Regalia & Agak (stream/donate/download here) [buy from ZBR distro U.S.A. here]

2019 - Silence Will Not Protect You cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)


(2019) CADY - "Living in Silence" (from 'Silence Will Not Protect You')

(2019) CADY - "Void/Impasse" (from 'Silence Will Not Protect You')

(2019) CADY - "E. Bloch" live @Cry Me A River Fest

(2018) CADY - "Beyond Being Seen" (from 'Desolate Hands Move the Hour')

(2016) CADY - "Dock Ellis" (from 'Isle of Flowers')

(2015) CADY - "I Hope You Get To Enjoy Half An Hour In Heaven Before The Devil Knows You're There" (from 'Zodiacal Dust')

(2014) CADY - "H.H. Holmes" (from 'Demo'14')


CADY additional links

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