By Ellen Pentony
Derry trio Cherym return with their new single “Listening to My Head,” their first release since signing with British label Alcopop! Records. It’s incredibly catchy, blending the melodic elements of pop music with the heaviness of punk and garage to create a sound that is pretty unique on the island of Ireland right now. In our recent interview with Cherym, vocalist and guitarist Hannah Richardson explained that the show inspired her because of the way “the storytelling influences the audience to feel for a kind of messed up person.”
In a recent press release, the band say that the track is written “ from the point of view of Betty Broderick, wife of Dan Broderick, a successful business man who used Betty to gain his success, tormented her life, left her penniless in the divorce settlement, took full custody of their children, and abused her throughout their relationship. In the end she ended up killing him…and his lover, but that’s beside the point. This is Betty’s song.“ Betty may be a killer, but Richardson sings from her perspective, with her emotions in mind: “I sit alone almost every night / Waiting for you to call home.”
The band are set to embark on a UK tour this coming autumn and will be supported by labelmates CHEERBLEEDERZ. You can buy tickets here.
Check out “Listening to My Head” below.