Cheatahs were formed in 2009 and, although multi-national, are based in London. Their first full length, self titled album was released in 2014 – following a number of EPs and limited release singles.
Falling into the ‘shoegaze’ genre, Cheatahs are heavily inspired by pioneering bands such as My Bloody Valentine and Ride.
Cited by Mark Beaumont, for NME, as ‘fuzzadelic miasma’, the Cheatahs are set to bring their four piece grungy guitar riffs and mellow vocals onto the Hare & Hounds’ stage – evoking memories of the 1990’s more independent Indie British music scene.
Cheatahs’ UK tour coincides with their recent Murasaki EP, having being released back in March on Wichita Records. This tour also sees them collaborating with, No Joy, a band also noted for their shoegaze potential, alternative sound and ‘notoriously loud’ performances.
No Joy are a Canadian Indie Rock (now) quartet, formed in late 2009 by Jasamine White-Gluz (vocals & guitar) and Laura Lloyd (guitar) – with Garland Hasting (percussion) and Michael Farsky (bass) joining later.
Releasing their first single in 2009, a 7” press double A side with ‘No Summer’ and the eponymous ‘No Joy’, it would be only six months before No Joy’s debut LP, Ghost Blonde, was also released via the Brooklyn based imprint, Mexican Summer. Martin Douglas celebrated the release of Ghost Blonde, citing No Joy’s ‘sometimes-melancholy, sometimes-violent sounds’ in a 2011 review for Pitchfork.
Coming to the Hare & Hounds with Cheaters, for their first gig in a 7 date UK tour, No Joy are on the road promoting their new album, More Faithful – set for release via Mexican Summer Records on 9th June.
Cheatahs + No Joy come to the Hare & Hounds on Sunday 10th May, as presented by This Is Tmrw. For further gig info & tickets, visit http://hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk/event-listings/event/?eventID=10035439
For more on Cheatahs, visit http://cheatahs.net/
For more on No Joy, visit http://nojoymusic.com/
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