The Cast of Cheer’s next up at Finbar Hoban presents

The Cast Of Cheers (no, not that cast of Cheers ) come to play Bar Ritz in Castlebar this Bank Holiday Sunday night May 2 with support coming from Enemies in association with Harvest Moon Global.

The Cast Of Cheers will unleash a ballsy post-punk racket that is every bit as impressive as their moniker. Describing themselves as sounding "like the end of the world and dancing", the band have decided to offer their superb debut album Chariot for free. A raucous assault of angular riffs and insistent vocals, it is what Death From Above 1979 might sound like if they were trapped in a lift with Battles and Foals. Get there early and jump around to these guys. Completely overwhelmed by the response by the band’s recently released album Chariot, the band frontman stated that it has been amazing. “We couldn't have asked for a better reception. It's made us really excited for the live shows.” The Cast of Cheers set out by offering their debut album online for free download. The band was always about pace. The Cast of Cheers formed in October and had the album Chariot almost finished by Christmas. Giving the album out free online seemed like the fastest way to get people to listen to it.

The band wanted as many people as possible to hear it, so giving it away for free was the solution. The album was recorded at Trackmix in Blanchardstown with the extremely patient Mick Richards who managed to capture the exact sound they wanted

The band shortlisted about 50 names on a scrap of paper and The Cast of Cheers was a joke on the end of the list. Turns out it was the name they eventually decided on. So here is your chance to check out one of the most talked about bands in Ireland right now.

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