Share “Witch’s Mirror” Mixtape
UK live dates in November
London headline show in January
New album Mythologies due 30th October via Wichita Recordings
Ahead of the release of their new album, Mythologies on 30th October, Cheatahs have shared a mixtape, ‘Witch’s Mirror,’ which can be downloaded for free HERE, or streamed below…
According to the band, “‘Witch’s Mirror’ is a sound collage made up of material that we recorded during the Mythologies album session (which, despite all really liking it, we couldn’t quite fit onto the record), field recordings, and a few ideas we recorded in the last couple of weeks. The abstract nature of mixtapes means they offer a different listening experience, and ‘Witch’s Mirror’ has a liminal feel that appeals to us a lot; ideas and songs ebb and flow, rising up briefly before sinking back down into the primordial soup.”
Last week, Cheatahs premiered the video for current single “Seven Sisters,” and the Conan Roberts-directed video can also now be seen here: https://youtu.be/Wf2xcjcCDi8.Mythologies is available for pre-orders now through Wichita and iTunes, with “Seven Sisters” coming as an instant grat download with purchase.
The follow-up to 2014’s self-titled debut – which caught press attention from Pitchfork,VICE, The Guardian, Mojo, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, The AV Club, and many others –Mythologies was recorded at various locations, including a monolithic high-rise next to MI5’s headquarters that once housed anti-terrorist units in the 1960s, and takes its name from the title of Roland Barthes’ collection of essays on semiotics and myth. Inspired in part by the Cheatahs’ gallery-based improvisational noise shows, the album follows the transitional Sunne and Murasaki EPs released earlier this year, and marks a new and ambitious chapter for the band.
Mythologies will be available on double LP, CD and digitally (WEBB440).
Cheatahs are: Nathan Hewitt (vocals, guitar), Marc Raue (drums), Dean Reid (bass/vocals), and James Wignall (guitar).
Cheatahs will also undertake a short run of live dates which sees them play at
Tuesday 17th November – SHEFFIELD Picture House Social
Wednesday 18th November – MANCHESTER Soup Kitchen
Thursday 19th November – EDINBURGH Sneaky Petes
Friday 20th November – LEEDS Wharf Chambers
Saturday 21st November – BRIGHTON The Green Door Store
Tuesday 19th January – LONDON XOYO