Northern Irish pop-punks Cherym have celebrated signing to Alcopop! Records by releasing a new single, Kisses on my Cards, out right now. The Derry trio released the record just in time for Valentine’s Day, but it was too good of us to ignore.
Of the track, vocalist Hannah Richardson says: “‘Kisses On My Cards’ is a power pop banger about my hot bi-sexual self falling in love with a guy for the first time in a long time 🤢 All the right signals are there, but both parties are too weird ‘n’ awkward to know how to proceed. It’s an anthem for all hot stubborn gays of the world feeling the emotional pressures of admitting to an attraction without the whole ‘my mate wants to know will you kiss her?’ routine 🤣💖💜💙 .”
Spiced with just a peppering of riot grrl – if you’re old enough to remember that, Kisses On My Cards is essentially just fantastic harmony-laden good time indie rock. Slashy guitar solos, driving rhythms and a good bit of attitude are one thing, but what makes this so majestic are those melodies that make it (already) one of the songs of the year.
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To support the single, the band have recorded a special anti-Valentines Day message for anyone suffering from Hallmark holiday overkill, fizzing with their signature energy and sense of fun. Watch and share here: https://youtu.be/SsmIUee0yvI
Commenting on the signing, Alcopop! Records label manager Jack Clothier said: “Signing Cherym was one of those rare positives that came out of 2020, and with it came the realisation that we’d inadvertently started working with one of the nicest (as well as the most exciting) bands coming out of Ireland right now! Taking advantage of a rare non-lockdown moment we popped down to see them in a castle of a studio somewhere outside of Warwick to hear the forthcoming hitz coming together, and it was an absolute dream moment. This band is an embodiment of optimism, inclusivity and everything that’s good about the world…they will be your new favourites!”
Serving up a zingy, fearless new recipe for pop punk rock, Cherym are a three-piece from Derry in Northern Ireland with some seriously infectious songwriting credentials. Taking influence from The Smashing Pumpkins, Bikini Kill, American Football, PUP and Pixies, the trio formed after meeting in college over a joint love of garage rock, pop punk and a desire to be the biggest band in the world.