Band of the Day

2014.01.17

Cherri Fosphate

Effervescent, danceable indie rock from four Glaswegian lads
He’s got slippery hands cause he’s falling out of life, don’t run to run to run towards the light.
lyrics from Passion

Glaswegian four-piece Cherri Fosphate released their Burning Youth EP on May 11th, 2013 via CTN Records.

Having been championed by BBC Introducing’s Vic Galloway, Ally McCrae and Amazing Radio’s Jim Gellatly, Burning Youth by Cherri Fosphate has come with a great deal of anticipation.

Perfectly demonstrating the band’s unique brand of drum infused guitar pop, Burning Youth comes riddled with perfectly formed winding guitar pieces and resonant bass lines, driven by forceful yet graceful drums. Tracks such as ‘Kerry Rodgers’ and ‘Wool’ paint the perfect picture of danceable indie-rock. Coloured by the band’s intricate fretwork, where major chords blend into explosive, powerful percussion, the band are able to create a potent record which grips the mind, body and soul. Formed in February 2010, Cherri Fosphate have already built an established following in their hometown of Glasgow. Consisting of Jonny Sharpe (vocals/rhythm guitar), Alan Robinson (lead guitar), Jordan Lannigan (bass) and Sonny Kainth (drums/backing vocals) the band have cited influences of key indie stalwarts like The Strokes and Bloc Party alongside current buzz bands Little Comets, Frightened Rabbit and The Maccabees.

The band have supported Dry The River, The Crookes and Vigo Thieves, made festival appearances at Belladrum Tartan Heart, GoNorth and Brew at the Bog and sold out King Tut’s in January, as they continue to form a notorious live reputation, capturing an audience where ever they play.