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"Earnest and deeply full of integral substance...will leave you yearning for more" - Noizze [8/10]
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cheerbleederz Reveal Cathartic New Single ‘notes app apologies’ Released 15th June 2022 via Alcopop! Records
Announce Debut Album even in jest Released 27th July 2022
Preorder now - https://ilovealcopop.co.uk/collections/cheerbleederz July 2022 UK Tour Dates On Sale Now
London indie punk trio cheerbleederz are proud to reveal their latest single ‘notes app apologies’ set for release on 15th June 2022 via Alcopop! Records.
Commenting on the track, the band say: “This song is about letting go of an abusive relationship. There’s a lot of fear and doubt that comes with separating yourself from somebody who manipulates you, and it leaves behind feelings of anger, as well as guilt and doubt. You end up questioning everything while simultaneously harbouring a lot of resentment for the person who treated you that way. We wanted this song to feel cathartic and unapologetic—it ultimately feels very healing.”
The band are pleased to announce that the track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming debut albumeven in jest which will be released on 27th July 2022 via Alcopop! Records.
The album is available to preorder now on limited edition (500) Daffodil Yellow vinyl, never to be re-released in that colour.
“We are so excited to share our debut album this year!”enthuse the band on the news. “It feels like a long time coming, as we started working on it in lockdown in 2020, writing, rehearsing, and recording in the pockets of time when we could. It further bonded us at a time where being creative and having a collective output became more important than ever. These are our favourite batch of songs yet—full of character, hope, energy, misery, introspection and rage, we wanted to write complex songs that reflected our complex selves!”
The album’s lead single ‘cute as hell’—a fizzing anthem dedicated to those thirsty early stages of a new crush, perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day—and follow up ‘nail biters’ were released earlier this year and picked up support from Brooklyn Vegan, UPSET, GIGWISE, DORK, Noizze, The Punk Site and more, with radio spins at BBC 6Music, Radio X, BBC Radio London and Amazing Radio.
The band recently announced a run of July 2022 UK headline tour dates and tickets are on sale now (see below for listings), with further dates and album details TBA over the coming weeks.
Debut album ‘even in jest’ released 27th July 2022 via Alcopop! Records
July 2022 UK Tour Dates:
Tuesday 26th July - Oxford - The Jericho Tavern
Wednesday 27th July - London - The Amersham Arms
Thursday 28th July - Bristol - The Exchange
Friday 29th July - Manchester - The Castle
Saturday 30th July - Preston - The Ferret
even in jest album track list:
1. break ur arm
2. cute as hell
3. nail biters
4. my condolences
6. out of body
7. lazy bones
8. carbon copy
9. notes app apologies
Kathryn Woods - Guitar/vocals
Sophie MacKenzie - Bass/vocals
Phoebe Cross - Drums/vocals
Driving, fun and catchy as hell, you couldn’t go so far as to say that this is a comeback (as the band have been working non-stop behind the scenes since their 2020 EP, lobotany) but with these three brilliant new offerings so far, it’s safe to say that cheerbleederz are firmly back in business for 2022.
New track ‘cute as hell’ is the first taste of new material since 2020 single ‘sometimes i cry at work’, which landed cheerbleederz a cover shot on Spotify’s Hot New Bands playlist and a spot on The Rock List, plus key radio support from John Kennedy (Radio X) and Tom Robinson (BBC 6music).
With early live appearances at Manchester Punk Festival and Switzerland’s inhumano Fest, alongside tours with contemporaries The Winter Passing, flirting. and ME REX already notched up, the band drew early praise from the likes of DORK, UPSET, CLASH, BBC Introducing, God Is In The TV Zine, Loud Women, Already Heard, For The Rabbits, Austin Town Hall, and a host of underground blogs and zines.
Already boasting a fine pedigree of lo-fi underground hits between their individual members’ various bands (Fresh, ME REX, and Finish Flag), 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, Hop Along, Alvvays, Charly Bliss and Cayetana, their songs touch thoughtfully on the lived experiences of women and marginalised people.