Charli hit follow and started liking posts immediately, and has featured the band members in many of her Instagram Stories. All five women posed for photos together at a Spotify event in November, too.
This afternoon, XCX posted a long-awaited explanation to curious fans, writing that "Nasty Cherry is a band I've been working on for the past six months… I have been co-writing with them for the past five months (alongside working on my own stuff — don't freak out), working towards an EP which they're gonna release later this year."
So we can gather that XCX won't regularly perform with Nasty Cherry, but will act as a mentor and songwriter. Which is fun — there's little historical precedent for all-girl musical groups with female managers. Or songwriters, for that matter.
XCX also revealed that Nasty Cherry will release a new single next Monday, and play a show in Los Angeles on March 15. Tickets? In her bio. In response, Nasty Cherry posted some good advice on their own Instagram grid, alongside a photo of their mentor: "Get yourselves a girl who can be your #1 fan and co-writer of your new song."