cheerbleederz Reveal Video For New Single ‘nail biters’ Released 27th April 2022 via Alcopop! Record
cheerbleederz Reveal Video For New Single ‘nail biters’ Released 27th April 2022 via Alcopop! Records Watch the video - HERE Public stream and share - HERE Debut Album even in jest Released Summer 2022 Announce July 2022 UK Tour Dates
London indie punk trio cheerbleederz are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘nail biters’ which is released 27th April 2022 via Alcopop! Records.
Commenting on the track and video, the band say: "This song was written in an hour, quicker than any of our other songs—it was liberating and so refreshing how it came together. It's an energetic and exciting song for us, so having it as our second single feels right! Our DIY video came together pretty quick too—it was filmed on a phone, a neighbour lent us some lights, we bought a £15 Costco cake and some matching shirts and pom poms and Rich Mandell (ME REX) did the edit. It really complements the song and was very fun to make."
The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming debut album even in jestwhich will be released Summer 2022 via Alcopop! Records, with further details TBA.
“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!”
Lead single ‘cute as hell’—a fizzing anthem dedicated to those thirsty early stages of a new crush, perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day—was released in February 2022 and picked up support from Brooklyn Vegan, UPSET, GIGWISE, DORK, Noizze, The Punk Site and more.
Alongside the new single, the band are also pleased to announce a run of July 2022 UK headline tour dates with tickets on sale now (see below for listings)—further dates and album details TBA over the coming weeks.
New single ‘nail biters’ is released 27th April 2022 via Alcopop! Records
July 2022 UK Tour Dates:
Tuesday 26th July - Oxford - The Library
Wednesday 27th July - London - The Amersham Arms
Thursday 28th July - Bristol - The Exchange
Friday 29th July - Manchester - The Castle
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 two brilliant new offerings so far, it’s safe to say that cheerbleederz are firmly back in business for 2022.
New tracks ‘cute as hel 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.