Cheatahs set themselves up perfectly for playing SWN Festival & Wichita’s 13th Birthday Party with this excellent indie-rock double A-side
This addition is evident from the first moments of Cut The Grass, which has the sort of ringing, chilly atmospherics that made Interpol’s brilliant debut, Turn On The Bright Lights, such infectious listening. The guitars on Kenworth have a little more crunch to them, too, closer to the sort of abrasive crackle that saw The Horrors turn on a dark light with Primary Colours.
Though Cheatahs have nailed their primary colours very clearly to their songwriting mast – a dash of Nirvana together with a healthy dose of My Bloody Valentine. Their willingness to build upon those sturdy foundations with other influences continues to see them ahead of their indie-rock peers.
Verdict: Subtle growth is evident in the band’s already fine indie-rock songwriting