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CHERYM Announce New EP Hey Tori Released 30th September 2021 via Alcopop! Records

21st July 2021

Fresh from converting punk rock troubadour Frank Turner into their latest high profile fan, fast-rising Northern Irish trio CHERYM are delighted to announce news of their forthcoming new EP Hey Tori which is set for release on 30th September 2021 via Alcopop! Records.

Alongside the news, the band have revealed a vibrant animated video for their latest single‘We’re Just Friends’, which is out now on Alcopop! Records.

Commenting on the single, drummer Alannagh Doherty says: “This is a song we wrote after spending some time thinking about life and some of the positive aspects of it, like relationships we’ve had that we can look back on, or the relationships that have yet to come. It’s a cheesy tune about being in a very wholesome relationship with your soul mate (if you believe in that sorta stuff) and just finding who you want to be with.” 

“My girlfriend would sometimes say ‘so when are you writing a song about me?’ as a joke, but I think I took it too far and now she has a song about her lmao. There is a wee bit of irony in the title because in most wlw (woman-loving-woman) relationships—or any non-heteronormative relationships—people will always presume you’re ‘just friends’ so that’s where the idea came from.”

The band recently announced a run of October 2021 UK tour dates with Alcopop! Records labelmates cheerbleederz, with tickets on sale now (see below for full listings).

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 PumpkinsBikini KillAmerican FootballPUP 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. 

Previous singles ‘Kisses On My Cards’ and ‘Listening To My Head’ caused a storm among new music enthusiasts across UK media, with a host of press coverage from NMEAlt PressUPSETDORKDSCVRDHARD BEATVISIONSTrack 7Get In Her EarsPunktasticHot PressNialler9The Irish NewsThe Daily Mirror NIThe Thin Air and many more.

The tracks also landed on Spotify’s New Punk Tracks and The Punk List, and picked up over 100 radio plays, with enthusiastic support rolling in from Jack Saunders and Gemma Bradley at BBC R1Tom Robinson at BBC 6musicJohn Kennedy at Radio X,Dan Hegarty at RTÉ 2fmBBC Ulster and more.

Starting out as a kick-back against the local music scene boys club, their relentless enthusiasm and boundless energy are the perfect antidote to the drudgery of life under lockdown—a very, very bright shining light for 2021 at the end of what’s been a long tunnel.

Forthcoming EP Hey Tori is released 30th September 2021 on Alcopop! Records

Hey Tori EP tracklist:

1. Listening To My Head
2. Kisses On My Card
3. We’re Just Friends
4. Gone Girl
5. She’s Enough Going On

October 2021 UK Tour Dates:

06th Oct – Paper Dress Vintage, London *
07th Oct – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham *
08th Oct – The Forum Basement, Tunbridge Wells *
09th Oct – Twisterella, Middelsborough *
10th Oct – Green Door Store, Brighton ^
11th Oct – The Boiler Room, Guilford *
12th Oct – The Talleyrand, Manchester *
13th Oct – Le Pub, Newport *
14th Oct – Heartbreakers, Southampton *
15th Oct – Exchange, Bristol *
16th Oct – Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
17th Oct – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow

* w/ cheerbleederz
^ w/ cheerbleederz + Arxx

Tickets on sale now:https://linktr.ee/Cherymofficial 

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