You can only hear a name so many times before you’re forced to start paying attention, and Cashier No.9 are just such a name. I first stumbled across their home-grown talent in the line up for last year’s Belsonic festival; since then the Northern Irish five piece have cropped up in my path repeatedly and with increasing regularity. Time then to start giving Cashier No. 9 a closer look.
With tunes like When Jackie Shone and 42 West Avenue it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the band are receiving widespread critical acclaim. The group have gained praise from the likes of Steve Lamacq and Radio 2’s Janice Long, and are making their mark on the musical map with break neck speed.
Their brand of alternative pop seethes with an undercurrent of menacing attitude and an aura of complete confidence in their own originality. Make no mistake, this is far from your mass produced, paint by numbers, crowd pleaser pop. It is a sound entirely at ease with its own quirkiness, revelling in its differences. Addictive vocals and gritty guitar make Cashier No. 9, in a word, irresistible. If alternative, seedy pop with a psychedelic edge is your thing then this is the band for you. Additionally, on a personal level, Cashier No. 9 are destined for an appearance in my future playlists.
The band’s debut album, To the Death of Fun, is set for release in June, following hot on the tails of their EP, Goldstar, which is released 2nd May. Until then, I will just have to make do with the singles online.