Cherri Fosphate

Cherri Fosphate


"Fiery, impassioned songwriting"
- Clash

Cherri Fosphate began their journey in 2012, the members joining forces with the aim of bringing the stripped back, no-frills rock and roll influences of New York’s music scene to Scotland. The Scottish four piece, comprising Jonny Sharpe (vocals & guitar), Alan Robinson (lead guitar), Jordan Lannigan (bass) and Sonny Kainth (drums), amalgamated this sound with one closer to home with the likes of Bloc Party making their mark on the band’s style. As a result, Cherri Fosphate have constructed an exquisite, lo-fi fuzz-filled record melded with the more disciplined elements of math rock, creating something truly special.

We Didn’t Come Here To Say Goodbye is ten tracks written by a band who have honed their sound through gigging relentlessly. The band had reached their tipping point and, hungry to elevate themselves to the next level, decided to produce an album based on the ten best songs from their discography, songs that spoke to them both as people and artists. While there is no overarching theme to WDCHTSG, each track exists in its own right, with its own twists and turns, as popping bass lines and scratchy guitars teasingly interplay, knitted together by punchy yet understated vocals.

Having released their debut EP Burning Youth in 2013 to widespread acclaim, Cherri Fosphate have continued their impressive rise through the Scottish music scene by supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Boxer Rebellion, Dry The River, The Crookes, Caveman and Honeyblood, as well as making festival appearances at Belladrum, Tartan Heart, GoNorth and Brew at the Bog. Now, having consistently worked hard, taking the opportunity to constantly grow as musicians and a band, they are ready to take those next steps towards breaking into the wider consciousness of UK music lovers.

We Didn’t Come Here To Say Goodbye is out now via Bloc+Music.