Cheatahs – Su-Pra

“Su-Pra” is the third teaser track from Cheatahs’ forthcoming second album Mythologies. It’s a chance to take in the band’s harder, harsher side. At the same time steady and droning but also wildly oscillating and dissonant, “Su-Pra” is a glorious noise-feast.

Cheatah’s Nathan Hewitt says of “Su-Pra”:

The song started with a looping keyboard line that James brought in, and we built it up from there. The lyrics are made up of one long word, broken up into eight sections. Supraphysiological means having too much of a particular substance in the body – which is how this song makes me feel.

Get “Su-Pra” as an instant download when you pre-order Mythologies.

Cheatahs Tour Dates


20 – CAMBRIDGE Massachusetts – The Middle Downstairs
21 – MONTREAL Quebec – Divan Orange
22 – TORONTO Ontario – Silver Dollar Room
23 – DETROIT Michigan – Majestic Theatre
24 – CHICAGO Illinois – Subterranean
25 – SPRINGFIELD Massachusetts -The Outland Ballroom
26 – DALLAS Texas – Club Dada
27 – AUSTIN Texas – Sidewinder
28 – PHOENIX Arizona – The Rebel Lounge
29 – SAN DIEGO California – Soda Bar
30 – LOS ANGELES California – The Echo


03 – SAN FRANCISCO California – Rickshaw Stop
05 – PORTLAND Oregan – Analog Theatre & DRD Records Little Theater
06 – SEATTLE Washington – Barboza
07 – VANCOUVER British Columbia – The Media Club
08 – VICTORIA, British Columbia – Upstairs Cabaret
09 – BELLINGHAM Washington – The Shakedown
17 – SHEFFIELD Picture House Social
18 – MANCHESTER Soup Kitchen
19 – EDINBURGH Sneaky Petes
20 – LEEDS Wharf Chambers
21 – BRIGHTON The Green Door Store

January 2016


Depth & Current – Believe

Believe is the new album from Oklahoma noise rock / shoegaze outfit Depth & Current. Released at the end of February, it’s an eight-track explosion of dark noise and heavyweight shoegazing. At times it’s almost gothically dark and heavy – Ian Curtis fronting The Jesus & Mary Chain doing wilfully lo-fi experimentation, perhaps – and with the exception of the relatively (relatively, mind) light “Truth” providing a milder centerpiece, through its running-time it’s a swirling, reverb-heavy (everything heavy) onslaught.

After a gloriously frenetic, melodic start with “Math”, the mood gets darker as the guitars get heavier. It’s so relentless towards the end in fact that closing track “Goodbye Goodnight”, almost entirely instrumental, a whirl of guitar textures and feedback, comes as something of a relief, especially after the slow heavy gloom of previous track “Hated”.

Even if you’re not into shoegazing as heavy as all that, there are moments of real beauty to be found, particularly in the second half of the magnificent “Speak Up”, as it works itself up into a frenzy round a repeated rising guitar pattern.