Cashier No 9, the Belfast five-piece are hugely pleased to announce their signing to the feted record label Bella Union. Their debut release for the leading indie imprint will be preceded by Goldstar, out April 25th on CN9 recordings. It was produced by the hugely-rated and respected David Holmes.
Simon Raymonde, MD of Bella Union, tells how he came to sign Cashier No.9:
“I had a call from David Holmes out the blue and he told me a story that made my heart sing. What he has been doing for Cashier No 9, was in so many ways, what I have been doing with Bella Union. Bringing bands to my studio flying them in from wherever, recording them and producing them at my own expense, just ‘cos I loved them, that was how Bella Union worked in its early years when the label had the use of our Cocteau Twins studio. Hearing David speak about the band in this way, I was naturally intrigued, but a good story would be somewhat empty without some plot and substance. So interest firmly piqued, I listened to the album that night and was blown away by it all. The songs, the talent, the production, yes but most of all, the truth that we are all looking for. These are not songs for the sake of it, they are songs with heart and soul. 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. They already feel part of it to me.”
… From the UK's RECORD OF THE DAY (Issue 417)
April 25th marks the release of Goldstar, the new EP by Belfast five-piece Cashier No 9, which was produced by none other than David Holmes and mixed by Hugo Nicloson of Screamadelica, Boys Own and In Rainbows fame.
Adding to the dream team involved, further contributions come from Jason Falkner who’s played with Air & Beck, Sly Stone’s horn section and American recording legend Tommy Morgan, who laid-down the harmonica solo on Goldstar. Tommy has played with Elvis, on the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and was responsible for the intro to He Ain't Heavy by the Hollies.
Cashier No 9 conjure up a warm feeling of summer-evening-good-times-by the-sea, with Echo and The Bunnymen, The Byrds, Teenage Fanclub, Joy Zipper, Phil Spector and Creation-era Primal Scream breezing from the radio.
The record was recorded over the course of the last year in Belfast, LA and Paris and comes with a remix by the hotly-tipped electronic outfit Keyboard Choir.
Cashier No 9 have played Glastonbury, Oxegen and The Great Escape, headlined shows at the Belfast Limelight Empire Music Hall and broadcasted live on BBC 1 from a performance in the Ulster Hall. They’ve supported Air, Two Door Cinema Club, Republic Of Loose, Frightened Rabbit and Foals.
Cashier No 9 are Danny Todd (guitar/vocals), James Smith (guitar/vocals), Stuart Magowan (bass), Ronan Quinn (guitar vocals) and Phil Duffy (drums).
Watch this space for information on the forthcoming David Holmes produced album – expectations are high.
"They’ll be a big band" – The Times, London
“Pure pleasure from start to finish – marvelous” – Artrocker
"They weave layer upon layer of melody together to create an unforgettable tapestry of noise. Every song could be a hit single" BBC
“Danny Todd has all the swagger of Bobby Gillespie and possesses the kind of energy needed for a hall filled with 1600 people” The Fly