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We've signed Derry's finest - hello CHERYM!

IT'S PRONOUNCED CHAIR-EM! :D And they're serving up a zingy, fearless new recipe for pop punk rock, Cherym are a three-piece from Derry in Northern Ireland with some seriously infectious songwriting credentials.

Taking influence from The Smashing Pumpkins, Bikini Kill, American Football, PUP and Pixies, the trio formed after meeting in college over a joint love of garage rock, pop punk and a desire to be the biggest band in the world.

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Pay What You Want Class of 2020 Compilation and Shirt - with all money to CALM

In support of #WorldMentalHealthDay, your pals at Alcopop! have got together with CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) and all our wonderful bands to release a Pay What You Want shirt and compilation promoting mental self appreciation. Simply, it says 'You Are Fucking Ace' on the front, but printed backwards, so while it might confuse people looking at you, when you look at yourself in a mirror - you get the positive affirmation blazed right back at you... Basically, we're saying that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks of you. YOU are what matters, and if we can be positive about ourselves, we're winning :D Fancy grabbing one. Right here, pal

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Bandcamp recommendations from your pals at The Pop

In a bizarre year where Bandcamp have emerged as the unlikely digital sales platform heroes of the whole indie sphere, we wanted to ask some of the great folk in and around the Alcopop! world to recommend some excellent places to go to buy something brilliant. So we did. Have a look, have a listen and spend some cash if you've got it to go.... :D And if you don't find anything to your liking, you could always pick up those Ditz socks. Incredible!!! 

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Home Counties release Redevelopment EP - and it's a scathing litany of wonk pop perfection

Wonk pop unit Home Counties are an absolute tour de force. Put simply. One of the best new bands around, so it's no wonder they've been pirouetting merrily across everywhere you might trust for new music inspiration. "Ramshackle guitars dance around a series of weird and wonderful noises" say our pals at DIY, while Clash celebrate their "fizzing guitar-laden art-pop". How fizzy? Well take a listen to the EP to find out. While we dream of seeing them live - you can clothe yourself in fine shirts and furnish yourself with excellent vinyl right here. Do it <3 

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Dream Nails album is sensational - and we demand you listen to it :-)

Sounds a bit OTT right, but this Dream Nails album is fucking essential. A big full explosion of feminist punk ragejoy endorsed by, well, pretty much everyone. Adressing vital issues, this album contains sick surf riffs, melody to die for and ALL the fun. Do it. Do it now.  

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