In the Post #44: Cha Cha

By on Wednesday, 13th January 2010 at 12:00 pm

London-based three piece Cha Cha just may be the best band you never knew existed. They have been intentionally staying under the radar while they work on their debut album, but are finally ready to face the world with their first single, ‘Phonographic Love’. When I read in their bio that they describe their music as “a cross between dirty pop hymns and offbeat disco rock,” my first thought was “how does that manifest itself, exactly?”. But somehow, for this single, that description is entirely fitting.

The best part about ‘Phonographic Love’ is how rich it sounds, despite there being only three people in the band. Blain McGuigan’s vocals are slow and smooth in the verses and build to something much funkier for the chorus. Alex Cameron Ward’s backing vocals come in at just the right places, and his guitar playing combined with the drumming of Sam Garbult make this a real dancefloor filler. If their mission is “to get as many feet moving, heads bopping and hands clapping for as long as you let them,” then they’ve definitely succeeded with this killer track. Have a listen to the song at their MySpace.

And if you happen to be in London on 5 February, Cha Cha are hosting a free single launch party at the Playground at 93 Feet East and will be performing that evening. Lyrebyrds, Bang Bangs, Stages of Dan, Black Manilla Beach Parade, DJ DARKORSE, and GOD DON’T LIKE IT DJs are also scheduled to perform.

‘Phonographic Love’ will be available for download on 31 January. Their debut album ‘We Are…’ will be released 14 March on Pop Noodle Records.


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7 Responses

3:52 pm
17th January 2010

Found these guys a few weeks ago and fell in love with Phonographic Love as well!

Great band.

12:06 pm
20th January 2010

I agree – they are fabulous and i love this single. Roll on the album!!!!

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