“…the epic hits of bliss that mark new cut ‘Controller’ suggest that the band’s further exploring the sound that they’ve already struck gold with.”
– THE FADER
November 18, 2014 – London, England’s Cheatahs premiered a new song, “Controller,” yesterday via The Fader and the “dreamy” track can also now be streamed and shared via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cheatahs/controller-1/s-VcRcT. “Controller” is the first song off the band’s upcoming Sunne EP, which will be released in the US on February 24, 2015 via Wichita Recordings (watch the EP’s trailer here: http://youtu.be/NFVeoX37P-A). The EP is available for pre-order via iTunes now and “Controller” comes as an instant grat with purchase: smarturl.it/cheatahssunneEP.
The follow-up to Cheatahs’ eponymous debut album released earlier this year – which earned press attention from Alternative Press, The AV Club, Interview, MAGNET, Pitchfork, and VICE (‘Best Album of the Month’), among many others – the Sunne EP is a four-song collection of at turns scorching ambient punk and blissed-out anti-rock. The four-piece recorded the EP themselves, as with all their previous material, mostly in either their houses or their friends Part Chimp’s Camberwell studio when their roommates/neighbors got annoyed. Cheatahs have continually evolved and developed their craft over their short, burgeoning career, and Sunne is the most clearly defined and ambitious set of songs to date, exploring new territory via sketchy back alleys and sunlit, swampy meadows.
The Sunne EP’s driving title track opener hums with whirring tones and tape-worn melodies, while “Campus” barrels afterward, all roaring guitars and propulsive drums. The chiming, blissful “Controller” follows before “No Drones” brings things to a howling close. A full track listing and cover artwork are below.
Sunne EP track listing:
- No Drones