From Cairo, With Love…

February 14, 2023

CAIRO, the five-piece rock band with prog/rock/alternative influences, have signed an exclusive world-wide deal with a record label covering their next new studio album.

Formed in 2016, award-winning CAIRO present a unique blend of thought-provoking songwriting with progressive rock and metal updated for the modern age. Their debut album “SAY” was met with critical acclaim and earned the band recognition and prestige across the progressive rock community. They are an established live act, having played many shows including last year a headline slot at Winter’s End and a main stage slot at Cambridge Rock Festival.

Their much-anticipated second album, Nemesis, is due to be released on 5th May 2023 on the QEDG -affiliated label, Spirit of Unicorn Music whose acts include Yes, Asia, ELP, Focus, Inglorious, Oliver Wakeman and District 97 to name but a few.

The release of the new album will be supported by a UK tour in 2023, as well as the launch today of a brand new look to their website together with the release of a music video of their first single off the album – both created by Crystal Spotlight (Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Jethro Tull).

Founding band member, Rob Cottingham, said in a statement:
“CAIRO are thrilled and delighted to be signed to the Spirit of Unicorn Music label for the release of our new album, Nemesis. This album has taken longer than planned for all the reasons we all know about, but we can’t wait to get the album out there, as well as get on stage and play it live. Spirit of Unicorn Music has affiliations and long-term relationships with highly successful rock bands and we see this as the next natural step up for us to reach a broader rock market, across a more global geography. To be on the same roster as some of our inspirational heroes, as well as modern day rock heavyweights, is a tremendous honour and a privilege for us. We are very grateful to Martin, Tim, Steve all at the Spirit of Unicorn Music team for their fantastic support, sage advice and their belief in us; our music and this album – and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”

A Representative of Spirit of Unicorn Music stated:
“Through the management company QEDG we have long relationships with all our artists and have built a reputation on high standards and attention to detail. We have transferred this to the label by ensuring any release is truly artist led, and so it follows that the releases are absolutely the highest standard. CAIRO is a perfect fit and a very welcome addition to our roster. We are very much looking forward to nurturing this relationship and ensuring the creativity of this amazing band is appreciated far and wide!”

Both Cairo and Spirit of Unicorn Music are delighted to share with you the video ‘Glow’ as a taste of the delight coming your way!

For more information on socials and pre-order please head to

CAIRO are:

Sarah Bayley – Vocals
Rob Cottingham – Vocals, Keyboards , Drum Machines, Sequencers and SFX
James Hards – Guitars
Paul Stocker – Bass Guitar and Bass Pedals
Graham Brown – Drums and Percussion

Rob Cottingham is proud to be endorsed by Kurzweil and Sequential Circuits and is a Nord featured artist.

See CAIRO live at Fusion 4 festival on 5th March