Cherri Fosphate


Words: Fabiana Giovanetti

Well is there anything more summer-y than a band named after a fruity cocktail? Despite the misspelling in the name, Glaswegian four piece Cherri Fosphate are ready to jump start our summer with the song ‘Wool’. The single is taken from the Burning Youth EP, out now via CTN Records.

Sketching out Cherri Fosphate’s sun-baked groove might be easier than expected, when listing among their influences indie classics such as Bloc Party and recent-indie stars like Frightened Rabbit and The Maccabees. Upbeat indie-rock rumbling bass meets the early-Strokes’ gritty garage guitar lines, whilst adding a subtle danceable vibe with handclaps. Cherri Fosphate mingles sun-kissed pop with sharp rock, shaken by a reverb-y aftertaste, nodding simultaneously to Two Door Cinema Club and OK Go’s eclecticism. A laid-back track to spin during a summer barbecue, perfect for any embarrassing sing-along and YouTube video sharing.

Cherri Fosphate are supporting their release with the ‘Burning Youth’ UK Tour, and will be landing in Bristol early next month, on the 6th June, at Mother Ruins. So, where are your dancing shoes?

Listen to ‘Passion’ right here: