THE CAST OF CHEERS - FAMILY
London based Irish alternative rock band, The Cast Of Cheers, have just released their album “Family” and already it’s getting rave reviews in the UK press:
“Brilliant” – Sunday Times Culture
“Speedy-paced…whooping indie pop” – The Sun
“Juddering…the infectious chorus alone is definitely worth three cheers” – Daily Star
The band return for a 6 City Irish Tour in September, including a date at The Forum in Waterford on Saturday, 22nd. Tickets priced at €12.50 are on sale now at Next Door, Forum Waterford, 051 871111.
The propulsive singles “Family” and “Animals” from the band’s “first proper album” have already hit the radio airwaves hooking listeners everywhere. Of course, it would be a bit of a misnomer to call this their debut – that would be “Chariot”, the album the band recorded themselves in 3 days and subsequently put up on BandCamp for free. It received over 150,000 downloads and netted them a nomination at the Choice Music Prize, sending their star into rapid ascendance and gaining fans like the influential Zane Lowe and Fearne Cotton. Anticipation is therefore riding high for the next phase, and to that end, “Family” surely does not disappoint. As their rousing live shows have indicated, this band know their way around an aggressively infectious hook and rip-roaring 3 minute song. Tracks like the pummelling “Human Elevator” and the driving “Goose” demonstrate an impressive ability to write sharp, concise, math-rock tracks that pack a punch even as they are moving your hips. Which is not to say however, that the band only have one note. The mid-tempo “Go Getter” is a lovely, warm-hearted mini-anthem in waiting, while “Marso Sava” is a tender love song recalling Simon and Garfunkel as much as it does a jittery XTC. Closer “They Call It a Race” meanwhile sees the band in more wistful mode, with Conor asking “is anybody else losing heart tonight?” over a gorgeous, euphoric rush of rattling guitars and sweetly cooed backing vocals. It is a fine, reflective end to a fine record, and a powerful introduction to the world of The Cast of Cheers.
Price: € 12.50
Doors: 9:00pm | Show: 9:30pm