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The Cast Of Cheers


For your own sake, and for The Cast Of Cheers’ sake, please do not ask about the name anymore: the story is not very exciting and to keep themselves sane, front men Conor and Neil Adams, bass player John Higgins and drummer Kevin Curran all started making stupid stuff up in interviews. They’re running out of things to say now.

And more importantly: there are much, much more interesting things to talk about.

Two years on from the ripples caused by 2010’s free download album ‘Chariot’ – a 33-minute debut of taut, complex-yet-addictive post/math/dance-punk songs – The Cast Of Cheers have just released their follow up ‘Family’. In between now and back then, they have gigged incessantly, continually garnering new converts to the cause, including Mary Anne Hobbs who recently made the album ‘Family’ her Music: Response Album Of The Week on XFM.


…Family is one of the punchiest, most immediate albums we’ve heard all year, packed full of boisterous, charming and downright danceable guitar based oddities…” 8/10 – NME

Family bites harder than a rabid Rottweiler. Case in point being ‘Goose’ – the only track recycled from Chariot. It’s a brasher beast with thumping looped samples so hard-hitting it feels like you’ve gone several rounds with Mike Tyson. Elsewhere, the title track shudders frantically with brittle guitars and Adams’ Foals-ish howl. Go further on and ‘Human Elevator’s thick chorus wonks with a malignancy that wouldn’t fail to do Battles proud…” 8/10 — Drowned In Sound

…The frankly astounding vigour of Family refuses to let up even in the final moments of satisfying closer ‘They Call It A Race’ – a feat not seen achieved so admirably since the likes of Death From Above 1979The Cast of Cheers have, without trepidation, sidestepped the accursed problems of a second album, and crafted many a gem here. Let’s hope that this time, it reaches more ears.” — Dave Saunders,