Thursday, March 7, 2013

CHEATAHS: "FALL" SONG STREAM PREMIERE ON PITCHFORK








CHEATAHS: "FALL" SONG STREAM PREMIERE ON PITCHFORK

PREVIEW FROM DEBUT ALBUM OUT THIS SUMMER

EXTENDED PLAYS IN STORES NOW VIA WICHITA RECORDINGS

SXSW SHOWS & MARCH/APRIL TOUR WITH WAVVES & FIDLAR

Cheatahs premiered a new song, "Fall," today on Pitchfork. The track, a work in progress that offers a preview of what's to come from their upcoming proper debut LP, can now be streamed here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15085-fall/. The East London-based band has been busy in the studio since early this year self-producing the album, which will be released later this summer on Wichita Recordings. Extended Plays, a compilation of their two UK-released 2012 EPs Coared and SANS, was released on February 5th, 2013 via Wichita, and has earned the four-piece praise from All Music Guide, Big Takeover, Blurt, CMJ, and TheFader.com, among others.

Next week, Cheatahs will embark on their first North American tour that begins in Austin, TX at SXSW. The band is confirmed to play four times at the festival before heading out in support of Wavves and FIDLAR on a month-long, multiple sell-out tour. A current itinerary is below.

Born in a Camden pub and rooted in multinational friendships - vocalist/guitarist Nathan Hewitt is Canadian, bassist Dean Reid is American, drummer Marc Raue is German, and guitarist James Wignall is English - Cheatahs have wasted no time since forming two years ago. After releasing a few tapes and 7"s on various labels, their debut EP Coared - recorded and produced by Reid - was released on Marshall Teller Records in the UK this past June and caught praise from NME ("...by pushing the hooks and melodies to the fore and not just relying on the 'sound', this new quartet are elevating themselves to be one of the best"). Wichita signed the band, which had already recorded a follow-up EP's worth of music in their Hackney studio, after a fortuitous Milk Music support slot in London last summer. The SANS EP was released in the UK through the label in November 2012 - earning a 5-star review from The Fly ("Cheatahs splice American fuzz with moody British introspection. A head-spinning reminder of the raw power of guitar strings and vocal chords") - and Extended Plays followed in the US in February.


Cheatahs tour dates:

MAR. 13            AUSTIN, TX                             CHEER UP CHARLIE'S
 (Echo/Origami SXSW Throwdown; 1:40pm set  time; 1104 E. 6th St.)
MAR. 14            AUSTIN, TX                             CLUB DEVILLE
 (InSound party; 4:10pm set time; 900 Red River  St.)
MAR. 14            AUSTIN, TX                             MOHAWK
 (Paradigm showcase; 10pm set time; 912 Red  River St.)
MAR. 15            AUSTIN, TX                             CLUB DEVILLE
 (Paradigm showcase; 8pm set time; 900 Red River  St.)
MAR. 17            DALLAS, TX                             PROPHET BAR*
MAR. 19            TUCSON, AZ                            CLUB CONGRESS*
MAR. 20            LOS ANGELES, CA                  THE ECHO (SOLD OUT)*
MAR. 21            SAN DIEGO, CA                       THE CASBAH*
MAR. 22            SAN FRANCISCO, CA               BOTTOM OF THE HILL (SOLD OUT)*
MAR. 23            SANTA BARBARA, CA              VELVET JONES*
MAR. 27            DENVER, CO                            LARIMER LOUNGE*
MAR. 28            OMAHA, NE                              THE WAITING ROOM*
MAR. 29            MINNEAPOLIS, MN                   7TH STREET ENTRY (SOLD OUT)*
MAR. 30            MILWAUKEE, WI                       THE RAVE BAR*
APR. 1              CHICAGO, IL                             SUBTERRANEAN (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 2              COLUMBUS, OH                        THE BASEMENT*
APR. 3              CLEVELAND, OH                       GROG SHOP*
APR. 4              DETROIT, MI                             MAGIC STICK*
APR. 5              TORONTO, ON                          HORSESHOE TAVERN*
APR. 6              MONTREAL, QC                        LA SALA ROSSA*
APR. 8              BOSTON, MA                            BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL*
APR. 9              PHILADELPHIA, PA                   JOHNNY BRENDA'S (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 11            BROOKLYN, NY                        GLASSLANDS (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 12            BROOKLYN, NY                        SHEA STADIUM (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 13            WASHINGTON, DC                    ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL (SOLD OUT)*
APR. 14            RALEIGH, NC                            KING'S BARCADE*
APR. 15            ATLANTA, GA                           DRUNKEN UNICORN*
APR. 16            NASHVILLE, TN                        MERCY LOUNGE*
APR. 18            HOUSTON, TX                          FITZGERALD'S*
APR. 20            PHOENIX, AZ                           THE CRESCENT BALLROOM*
APR. 22            LOS ANGELES, CA                  THE SMELL (SOLD OUT)*
* supporting Wavves and FIDLAR

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