Cherym are a pop-rock trio from Derry, born from a joint love of Garage rock, Pop-Punk and a relentless drive to be one of the best bands in the world. After releasing EP “Mouth Breatherz” in 2018 they quickly amassed a loyal following from all over Ireland and the UK leading to them getting nominated for both “Best Single” and “Best Newcomer” at the 2018 NI Music Awards.
They started off 2019 with a single release of “Super Queens” and spent the summer making the bill at a number of prominent festivals including Electric Picnic and Indiependence. Along with getting great exposure on these shows they have also got a lot of air play too, with the BBC spinning them and also having them in for a live session on BBC NI.
Abigail is the latest single from the band and it is a fresh, energetic kick at pop-rock. Hannah Richardson (guitar and lead vocals), Nyree Porter (bass and vocals) and Alannagh Doherty (Drums and vocals) have quickly hit a canter with their sound. Hannah’s sweet voice is a perfect overlay for Nyrees thick, gritty bass lines which seamlessly drive along with Alannagh’s powerful, tight percussion.
The song starts out with a washing drum sound coupled with guitar and bass driving in together. The start of the verses is where for me this song catches you, stripped back to a tight snare and bass-driven drumbeat carried along by a fuzzy gritty bassline that’ll carry you through a tough morning like a double espresso. Nyree’s sound really is the nosering in this bands sound, the attitude that makes them one of the most interesting bands coming out of Northern Ireland.
Coming into the chorus you’re met by a perfect measure of to the wall sound filled out with honey dripping harmonies. The lyrics are of heartbreak and a loving reminiscence. Relatable and universal which guarantees an emotional connection. Abigail could be the soundtrack to any teen romance movies paramount scene. As tasty and invigorating as this genre can get.
The Derry trio are currently finishing up a tour of the Uk and Ireland with two dates left. One at the prestigious Other Voices showcase in Dingle Co. Kerry on the 29th and then on to Central Arts, Waterford on the 30th. They are also working on their next EP which I for one am thoroughly looking forward to. To keep up to date follow them on their socials : Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.