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Editors’ Notes

It took My Bloody Valentine 22 years to release a follow-up to Loveless, so maybe it shouldn’t be such a big deal that it took Cheatahs five years to release their debut album after a series of early EPs. (What causes shoegaze-influenced bands to take so long making their records is known only to them.) But if you come across this self-titled debut on your own, you’ll be plenty pleased to hear songs like “IV,” “Northern Exposure," and “Mission Creep” flow forth from your speakers. “Get Tight” reveals a love for Dinosaur Jr. and Mudhoney in its tough, rolling fuzzed-out sound. The four-piece London-based group (composed of small-town Canadian guitarist Nathan Hewitt, engineer/bassist Dean Reid, drummer Marc Raue, and guitarist James Wignall) capture a myriad of moods throughout the album while maintaining a powerful level of glorious noise. Tunes like “The Swan” and ”Fall” prove they’ve come into their own as writers and as a first-rate band.

Customer Reviews

oily water

as if Ride and Swervedriver had an awesome baby. i don't get the mbv comparisons because you can actually deciper the vocals/lyrics. a great, strong album.

Must buy , best of 2014!

What i hate about every other band I listen to lately is that they aren't these guys.
This album is the best thing out there right now, give it a spin, your ears will love you for it.

It's good!

This album works for me. Cool lyrics goin' down with that Jesus & Mary Chain vibe. Get it!

Biography

Formed: 2009 in London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Originally conceived as a solo bedroom project in 2009, Cheatahs is the brainchild of guitarist and vocalist Nathan Hewitt. Having left his birthplace of Morinville, a small town on the outskirts of Edmonton, Canada, Hewitt ended up in London, where he spent some time as a guitarist in the group Little Death. The lo-fi ethic of Little Death carried over into his solo project, which began with the nostalgic sound of "Warrior,"...
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