More gold has been found in Co Antrim. Cashier No. 9 may not have done themselves any favours with their grey day moniker, but when it comes to melodies the Belfast pals have just made 2011 a lot brighter and warmer.

Desert boots, Sunday lie-ins and West Coast classics all come to mind when listening to '...Death of Fun' – as enchanting a debut as anyone could fall for in any era.

Along with heads full of hooks and adventure, the quintet brought DJ, solo artist and soundtrack supremo David Holmes to the studio and his production job is brilliant – building a wall of sound on some songs, keeping the magic low-key on others, but always making a cool band even cooler.

They're playing in plenty of fields this summer; if you're in one of them trudge through any amount of mud to experience this album live.

Harry Guerin