Cheatahs @ Clwb Ifor Bach
The room downstairs at Clwb Ifor Bach was packed out with eager faces for London four piece Cheatahs, we, it seems were the last to know on this one as (shamefully) they were an unknown entity to us prior to their set tonight. As soon as they powered into their set though they impressed us with their melodic and intense yet dreamy indie-rock and we were sold.
Cheatahs sound was all encompassing, doused in fuzz and at times sounding like a lost 90s recording, and under all the fuzz they also managed to pack in plenty of catchy sing along melodies too. In our opinion they have a touch of Slowdive about them but with the pop sensibilities of say, Make Wave in their more indie moments which is no bad thing.
Their set was focussed on the music with minimal interaction between band and audience but their tunes are so big and hypnotic that this didn't seem to matter to anyone present, it was just great to be able to let their anthemic sound wash over you and bop along to those heavy hit drums and catchy melodies. We recommend catching this lot live if you can, but if you can't, we've also found out they sound pretty great on record too.