London alt pop duo Cherryade have unveiled their new single ‘Fast Food’, tackling consumerism, social media and politics over gritty electronic production. Adding a punk twist on their usual tongue-in-cheek sound, the song draws inspiration from artists such as X-Ray Spex, Sleigh Bells and Peaches. Taken from their upcoming self-produced lockdown mixtape, the project explores an array of emotions and themes faced during isolation, ranging from loneliness and sex, to Trump and social media.

Speaking on the new single, Ella says: “Fast Food was written about everything going on in the world right now - fast food culture, COVID, politics, fake news, spending our lives on social media… basically everything falling apart. This year feels so intense and fast paced, whether it’s music or memes or political scandals or celebrity ‘cancel culture’, trends get binned and replaced so quickly and it’s exhausting trying to keep up and stay sane.”

Alex continues: “We’re completely to blame as well as it’s impossible not to get caught up in it all, so the song is hypocritical but it’s brutally honest… it’s us laying it all out there to vent and try to make sense of this year.”

With their previous double release ‘Only Fan / Sick!’ gaining support from Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, Spotify, Wonderland, LADYGUNN, PopMatters and more, the DIY duo show no signs of slowing down in spite of the pandemic. The releases follow on from their more pop orientated ‘Sinking Ship’ EP which was released earlier this year and had a string of support from MTV’s Teen Mom 2, Spotify, Apple Music, TIME Magazine, Billboard Pride, BBC 6Music, Wonderland, and more.

Outspoken, bold and colourful (to say the very least), Ella and Alex have gone from writing drunken teenage GarageBand demos to making fully fledged bangers with the likes of Ant Whiting (M.I.A., John Newman), Xenomania (Girls Aloud, Sugababes) and Lewis Gardiner (Megan Thee Stallion, Ellie Goulding).

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