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cheerbleederz Sign To Alcopop! Records

18th September 2018

Alcopop! Records are delighted to announce that they have signed London indie punk trio cheerbleederz and will release their debut EP faceplant on 24th September 2018.

The record is available to preorder now in various bundles including a t-shirt and limited edition cassette release: https://cheerbleederz.bandcamp.com/

As a taster of what’s to come from the rest of the record, you can listen to lead single ‘cabin fever’ right now—a track about being unable to tell someone how you feel, and in turn feeling trapped by that situation.

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With early live appearances alongside contemporaries The Winter Passing and flirting. already notched up, the band will be playing a special EP release show on 24th September at the Genesis Cinema in London with ME REX and Tea Leaf, with further live dates TBA.

“Phoebe, Sophie and I all play in other bands, but we run in the same circles,” explains guitarist Kathryn Woods—who also plays in punk quartet Fresh—of the bands inception. “Phoebe and I have toured together as Happy Accidents and Fresh, and Sophie is in a band called Finish Flag too, but we played in a band together briefly that was called Don’t Die (Dean from Doe’s project). Because we’re all the only women in our main bands, we decided to make a band that explores being women together.

“All our writing has been collaborative and quite spontaneous, and because we’re friends first and foremost, it all feels very natural and easy. We just want to have fun—that’s why we’re doing it! Our songs are vulnerable, sometimes quiet and sometimes loud. We’re writing and making music together without any expectations and it feels very freeing.”

Already boasting a fine pedigree of lo-fi underground hits between them, with their new project the trio have hit upon an instantly infectious brand of no-frills, melody-driven punk. Taking influence from the likes of The Breeders, Snail Mail, Dream Wife, Alvvays, Charly Bliss and Kississipi, their songs touch thoughtfully on the lived experiences of women and marginalised people.

faceplant was recorded and produced by Rich Mandell, who also plays guitar and sings alongsinde Phoebe in Happy Accidents, and mastered by Ryan Schwabe (Hop Along, Kississippi, Cayetana and more).

Whether it’s examining the mundanity of love on ‘staying up late’, sounding a proactive rallying cry for traditionally marginalised voices to believe in their art on ‘don’t hesitate’, or the identifiable melancholy of ‘thinking of you’, cheerbleederz certainly seem to have found their own voices, and are using them loudly, proudly and in the honourable name of progress.

faceplant is released 24th September via Alcopop! Records

faceplant EP tracklist:

1. staying up late
2. don’t hesitate
3. thinking of you
4. cabin fever

cheerbleederz Live:

24th September – London – Genesis Cinema (w/ ME REX and Tea Leaf)