Cheatahs are in the midst of their first North American tour heading out in support of Wavves and FIDLAR on a month-long, multiple sell-out tour. Check them out tomorrow night at the Magic Stick.
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The East London-based Cheatahs 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.
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.
Check out a preview of the upcoming album, the lastest track "Fall."