To celebrate Pride, we’ll be highlighting a different Irish artist from the LGBTQIA+ community each day in June as part of our Pride Profiles series.
By Clare Martin
Listen If You Like
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Who They Are
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Cherym here at Nameless Faceless. The Derry three-piece are riding the exuberant wave of pop punk sweeping the globe right now. Hannah Richardson (vocals, guitar), Nyree Porter (bass), and Alannagh Doherty (drums) tap into that sweet spot where the realms of angst and utter joy overlap.
On their latest single, “Listening to My Head,” they sing from the perspective of murderer Betty Broderick, whose crimes are featured in the Netflix documentary Dirty John. With their enthusiastic delivery and thumping guitar, you’re bowled over by just how lovesick the song feels, a bittersweet combination of pain and infatuation. In our interview with Cherym, Richardson said that the pandemic has provided the trio with “a wee lifeline to just be really productive and write loads of songs,” so hopefully we’ll be hearing more releases from them soon, especially since they’ve signed to British label Alcopop! Records.