“THE SWAN” VIDEO PREMIERE ON ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S MUSIC MIX
JUNE US TOUR DATES WITH EAGULLS
MERCURY LOUNGE HEADLINE SHOW ON JUNE 12TH
Cheatahs premiered their video for debut album track “The Swan” today via Entertainment Weekly’s Music Mix and the Jonathan Pound-directed clip can now be seen here: http://music-mix.ew.com/2014/06/02/cheatahs-the-swan-video/. Cheatahs was released on February 11th, 2014 via Wichita Recordings and has garnered great press from outlets including All Music Guide, Alternative Press, The AV Club, Interview, MAGNET, and VICE (‘Best Album of the Month’ – February 2014), among others.
The London, England-based quartet will head out on a US tour supporting Eagulls beginning this Wednesday, June 4th in Seattle, WA at The Crocodile. The Eagulls dates run through June 11th at the Brillobox in Pittsburgh, PA and Cheatahs will headline an early show at the Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on June 12th before heading home. A current itinerary is below.
A roaring mix of ecstatic noise, ambient drone, and resounding alt-rock, Cheatahs expands the sound found on Extended Plays, the band’s 2013 compilation of the band’s UK-only EP releases. Throughout the album, Cheatahs maintain a pitch-perfect balance of melody, noise, and texture, from the barreling guitar wall of “Geographic” to the gentler, sinuous “Mission Creep;” from the anthemic “The Swan” (an altered take from the Extended Plays version) to the charging, multi-parted atmospherics of “Kenworth;” and from the evocative, swooning “IV” to the booming “Get Tight” and “…catchy-as-f*ck soaring-guitar anthem” (Stereogum) “Fall.” Loose themes of nature, the city, memory, dislocation, self-identity and the complexities of relationships run through all the songs, which were recorded and mixed by bassist Dean Reid and produced by the band, in keeping with their previous releases.
Cheatahs are: Nathan Hewitt (vocals/guitar), Marc Raue (drums), Dean Reid (bass/vocals), and James Wignall (guitar/vocals).
Cheatahs tour dates:
JUN. 4 SEATTLE, WA THE CROCODILE*
JUN. 6 SALT LAKE CITY, UT THE SHRED SHED*
JUN. 7 DENVER, CO LARIMER LOUNGE*
JUN. 9 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7TH STREET ENTRY*
JUN. 10 CHICAGO, IL BEAT KITCHEN*
JUN. 11 PITTSBURGH, PA BRILLOBOX*
JUN. 12 NEW YORK, NY MERCURY LOUNGE (early show)
JUN. 22 HILVARENBEEK, NL BEST KEPT SECRET FESTIVAL
JUL. 3-6 VILANOVA I LA GELTRU, ES VIDA FESTIVAL
JUL. 26 TOPCLIFFE, UK DEER SHED FESTIVAL
AUG. 9 SKIPTON, UK BEACONS FESTIVAL
AUG. 20-23 PAREDES DE COURA, PT PAREDES DE COURA FESTIVAL
* supporting Eagulls
Purchase Cheatahs on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cheatahs/id757354523