By Emily Vescio
Nasty Cherry are an innovative all-female alternative band. The girls were brought together and mentored by Charli XCX. Gabi, Chloe, Debbie and Georgia were hand selected by the popstar and flown to LA to live in the Nasty Cherry House and work on their music, as well as trying to get to know each other in the process. Two of the girls didn’t have musical backgrounds and learned as they went, which is indistinguishable in their music.
Since releasing their first single Win in March 2019, followed closely by three other singles, Nasty Cherry has accumulated over 4 million streams.
The beginning of the band’s life was documented on a freshly released Netflix mini-series – I’m With The Band: Nasty Cherry. From their first writing session, to a breakdown and someone leaving the band (and promptly returning), the series is jam-packed, drama-filled and keeps you enthralled through all 6 episodes and leaves you wanting more even if the end product isn’t for you.
Since the release of the show, Nasty Cherry have released a full EP Season 1, under Charli’s label Vroom Vroom Recordings. The EP houses the three previous singles, and two new tracks. The band has been flooded with a new hoard of fans and endless media coverage, putting them well on their way to success.
Season 1 has prevalent 80s influences and tones that have been consistent through their sound as well as aesthetic. It’s full of powerful and self-assuring lyrics that make me feel like a bad bitch when I walk through crowds listening with my headphones in which honestly is the best way to rate music.
At the beginning of the opening track Brain Soup, they chant the name of the band in the most melodic way that has been stuck in my head for days now, and I’m not mad at it. The way this band came to be is reason enough to check them out – not even mentioning that their number one fan is one of the most iconic pop artists of this generation. Give them a listen and I’ll give you $10 if you can go 24 hours without yelling N A S T Y – C H E – DOUBLE R Y to yourself.