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Hot Casandra (UK/RO) Releases New Single And Video And Announces New EP

Press Release   •   Nov 12, 2013 10:31 GMT

London (UK) based Romanian electro pop band Hot Casandra releases the long awaited indie pop song Julia internationally on the Swedish Substream label and announces their forthcoming EP 'Getaway Heart' to drop at the end of the month.

Hot Casandra's new single Julia is available now on iTunes, Spotify and Beatport. The single comes with a bass heavy electro house remix by U4Ya, a cool indie dance mix by Astrobal and a groovy house mix from Ben Royal. Don't miss the video on YouTube!

About Hot Casandra

Paul Ballo and Elena Vasilache are HOT CASANDRA. The band comes from Romania, had an indie hit there in 2011 and then moved to London, UK only to sign with Swedish record label Substream.

Bucharest born singer, songwriter and producer, Paul Ballo is a former drummer from Go To Berlin, The Amsterdams and Kumm. Following intense touring with these bands, Paul quit and started producing his own music, gradually shaping the sound of what would soon be called Hot Casandra.

Following the debut single ‘Larissa’ in 2011, Hot Casandra was catapulted into instant success in Romania with TV and Radio appearances, magazine articles such as FHM and various live performances at festivals and clubs.

Elena graduated from Bucharest University of Acting in 2011 and has appeared in various TV shows, commercials, Television series and movies in Romania. Approached by Paul in 2012, Elena joined Hot Casandra shortly after the release of the ‘Larissa’ single.

The band won’t give references as to their sound, but Substream A&R manager Håkan Ludvigson makes comparisons to Simian Mobile Disco, Ladytron, Air, Turboweekend, Francis Harris, and Misstress Barbara.

Read more about the band in the receint interview in Music You Need.

Early Nightmares EP

Two music videos from the EP are released on YouTube today! Also check out the band's recent EP Early Nightmares on Spotify, iTunes, Juno or directly on You may also request a digital promo directly from Substream on press AT substream DOT se

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The release is out now on Substream, a part of the Substream Music Group of Sweden. 

Substream is an innovative music company and one of Sweden's top label groups for electronic music. Our main office is located in downtown Gothenburg of West Sweden. We made industry headlines in 2005 and 2006 pioneering alternative payment and licensing models for digital music. Today we manage a catalog of 3000 tracks and our nine labels: Substream (electro-pop), Mareld (leftfield electronica), Dansant (dance and upbeat pop) and the Clubstream label group (6 labels from house to techno and dubstep). We also own one of Sweden's most renowned mastering studios.