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Maggie Cassidy – Why Can’t We Just Be Friends? has ‘banger’ written all over it [premiere]

Looking for a new band to be the soundtrack for your life? You’ve just found them

Album art for Maggie Cassidy - Why Can't We Just Be Friends.

If you can’t get enough of playful alternative rock infused with energy and just a tad of attitude, you’ll love Maggie Cassidy. The five-piece from Surrey are set to release their new single ‘Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?’ on January 10th ahead of their upcoming EP.

Although Maggie Cassidy are independent, they’ve already collaborated with an array of well-known names in the industry, and judging the sound of ‘Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?’ it’s clearly working for them. They’ve been in the studio with producer Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, As It Is) to work on their first EP. On top of this, ‘Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?’ was produced by Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Boston Manor) and co-written with Liam Cromby (We Are The Ocean). Is that enough name-dropping for one paragraph?

Group photo of the band Maggie Cassidy, sitting on the beach in the sun.

The track has ‘banger’ written all over it, and with so many great names involved, how can it be anything else? Featuring irresistible hooks and relatable lyrics aplenty, it’s sure to be a hit with seasoned fans of pop punk, as well as people dipping their toes into alternative genres for the first time. 

With an opening line like ‘You’ve been hanging out with masochists,’ the song has a decidedly confrontational tone, even though it’s melodic and bursting with energy. It tells a tale of modern-day struggles to communicate, despite our generation being more connected than anyone before us. An anthemic rock number with a biting edge, it’s a definite crowd-pleaser that will get gig audiences going in no time. 

It’s clear that this self-described dirty pop band have a lot to say and know who they are musically. ‘Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?’ will go down a treat with fans of The Maine, Don Broco, You Me At Six and Yungblud. While you’re waiting for their new music to drop, you can stream a few tracks on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.

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Chelsea Harrop
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Chelsea is a lover of words, whether she's reading or writing them. A relentless fangirl at heart, she spends most of her time (and money) on her favourite bands.

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