Following a raucous live session for BBC Radio 6 Music’s Marc Riley, in-demand psychedelic jazz-pop oddballs Bethlehem Casuals performed at Glastonbury Festival, Kendal Calling, Bluedot Festival, Liverpool Sound City and Manchester International Jazz Festival, as well as a headline set at Latitude Music Festival and an international slot at Mandrea Music Festival
The Casuals have shared the stage with artists such as Afriquoi, Omni, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and performed in iconic venues such as Gorilla, Hootananny Brixton, Brudenell Social Club, Band on the Wall as well as in museums, kitchens and on rooftops.
“All over the place in the best kind of way” – Marc Riley, BBC Radio 6 Music
“Sounds like a 21st Century hybrid of XTC and Steely Dan but in a very, very good way” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
Askari are an experimental music collective from the UK. Born out of several late night freestyle studio sessions between producer and guitarist James Routh and lyricist Asher Baker, Askari seamlessly merge the distinct sounds of raw, guttural grime and punchline-packed hip hop with guitar-laden garage rock and down-tuned metal to create a monster.