Belfast band can give up the day job

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Inside - By Lau­ren Mur­phy

Belfast-based band Cashier No 9 are in cel­e­bra­tory mode, hav­ing signed a deal with pres­ti­gious UK in­die la­bel Bella Union.

The quin­tet, formed in 2008 by Danny Todd and named for his for­mer guise as a cof­fee-shop em­ployee, will re­lease their de­but EP, Gold­star, on April 25th. The EP was pro­duced by David Holmes, who is also pro­duc­ing the band’s forth­com­ing de­but al­bum, To the Death of Fun, due for re­lease in June.

Todd con­trib­uted vo­cals to Holmes’s last al­bum The Holy Pic­tures, and the lat­ter alerted Bella Union boss Si­mon Ray­monde to Cashier No 9’s record­ings.

“Af­ter record­ing a few songs at his stu­dio, he jumped in and de­cided to record an al­bum with us,” said Todd. “He’s been work­ing so hard on this record with us – he’s more like the sixth mem­ber of the band. And Bella Union are the sort of la­bel known for help­ing artists grow and flour­ish, which is ex­actly what we were look­ing for.”

Ray­monde him­self was full of praise for the band, de­scrib­ing their sound as “the truth we are all look­ing for. The al­bum has a deep soul, and I imag­ine this is what David saw. I now see it too, and I am de­lighted to wel­come the band to the Bella Union fam­ily.”

Cashier No 9: David Holmes helped them on their way

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