Cashier No.9

The Arches and DF Concerts present

Cashier No.9

Vigo Thieves // Suspire

Thu 28 Apr 2011 | 7pm | £6 + bf

With the baggy indie swagger of The Stone Roses and Primal Scream, you might be forgiven for thinking it was still 1989 on first listening to Belfast five-piece Cashier No.9 – if the breezy swagger wasn’t teamed with the more subtle influences of Captain Beefheart, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Flaming Lips and Teenage Fanclub and a good chance of being considered a genuine alternative in the face of so many sound-a-like indie wannabes.

Debut single 42 West Avenue in 2008 succeeded in getting a diverse section of some of the UK’s key tastemakers talking, including Steve Lamacq, Janice Long, David Holmes, John Kennedy, Rob Da Bank, and Jon Hillcock. A Band Of The Day piece on Guardian Music followed suit, as well as representing Belfast at London’s Electric Proms, a headline slot at Northern Ireland’s In The City, and festival appearances at Glastonbury, Oxygen and The Great Escape, pleasing an ardent, dedicated Northern Irish fanbase with headline shows at Belfast Limelight Empire Music Hall and the Ulster Hall. Having recorded sessions across BBC Radio already, they most recently appeared on Marc Riley’s show on BBC 6 Music at the end of March.

Newly signed to Bella Union (current home of Fleet Foxes, Midlake and Explosions In The Sky), their David Holmes-produced EP Goldstar was released on 28th March. Setting high expectations as to the forthcoming album, this is the year to see the band as their star inevitably ascends.

Support from Vigo Thieves and Suspire.

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