10 for 2012: #7 – Cashier No. 9

By on Sunday, 4th December 2011 at 11:00 am

In the last couple weeks, we asked you to vote for the top 10 artists you thought would be big in 2012. Coming in at #7 is an entry from the very strong as of late Northern Irish music scene…

The Belfast lads that make up Cashier No. 9 have had a good couple of years, playing with the likes of Snow Patrol, Bell X1 and Editors. Danny Todd (guitar, vocals), James Smith (guitar, vocals), Stuart Magowan (bass, vocals), Philip Duffy (drums) and Ronan Quinn (keys, percussion, vocals) released their debut full-length album ‘To the Death of Fun’ in June of this year, so I predict only more good things to come.

With fans in high places at 6Music and their infectious pop sensibilities, Cashier No. 9 are poised to take on the world. Proof can be found in that at November’s inaugural Northern Irish Music Awards, they nabbed both Best Album for ‘To the Death of Fun’ and Best Video for ‘Lost At Sea’. (We’ve embedded the ‘Lost at Sea’ video at the bottom of this post; sadly neither I nor Mary can watch it: blasted country restrictions!)

The band have been making the festival rounds for years now, honing their live show headlining the ‘nearly’ hometown festival of Glasgowbury this past summer. Now they are playing headlining shows of their own across the UK throughout November and have been tapped to play South by Southwest in Texas in March 2012. This fact alone may cause this American gal to haul her ass all the way down there to be able to finally see them.

Signed to London’s Bella Union less than two months before the release of their album, the label clearly saw something special in them that they wanted to add to their stable. And I think you will too.


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