Photography-Alex De Mora

Having released two EP’s earlier this year teasing of their return, ‘Signs To Lorelei’ from Cheatahs is a welcome introduction to the next chapter. Reminiscent of a 70’s Sci-Fi soundtrack, easing into view before evolving into a glorious, cascading swathe of sonic beauty - remoulding its influences, whilst emerging as an early highlight of the album.

The band says of the song, "'Signs to Lorelei' began with a synth melody that Marc created, around which the rest of us composed our parts. It came together remarkably quickly. Essentially a bedroom recording, it has a hopeful quality to it which I really like, and is one of a couple of gentle moments on the album. It's one of my favorites. The Lorelei is a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine near St. Goarshausen, Germany. In German folkore, Lorelei is a mermaid (or Rhinemaiden), who is referred to in Germanic art and literature."

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The multinational quartet have been busy since 2014’s self titled debut with a seemingly never ending live itinerary coupled with various studio sessions in Glasgow, London and Ramsgate culminating in the ambitious sonic environs of Mythologies.

They take much of Mythologies on the road with a North American tour followed by a run of UK shows in November and London show in early 2016. The full itinerary is:

13 - BROOKLYN New York - Cameo (The Loving Cup)
14 - BROOKLYN New York - Silent Barn
15 - NEW YORK - Pianos
17 - NEW YORK - The Bowery Electric
17 - NEW YORK - Pianos
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

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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