The second album by Cheatahs. Pre-orders will receive an instant grat download of Seven Sisters.
Recorded over the past year and in hand with their debut, ‘Mythologies’ takes in a vast array of influences whilst taking its name from Roland Barthes’ 1957 collection of essays on semiotics and myth. A rollercoaster of sonic thrills - the cinematic widescreen brilliance of ‘Channel View’, the motoric rhythms of ‘In Flux’, the cascading sonic beauty of ‘Freak Waves’ or the scintillating beauty of ‘Seven Sisters’ and ‘Signs To Lorelei’ before the seismic surge finale of album closers ‘Mysteci’ and ‘Reverie Bravo’, it’s a marked and ambitious departure….
As the band says: “We had no permanent base whilst making this album and creating it in so many varied locations undoubtedly influenced us in a positive sense. We felt very nomadic and the sense of freedom inspired us to experimentation.”
The newfound sense of freedom has inspired and certainly influenced the self-produced ‘Mythologies’. Recorded at various locations in London, Marc’s studio home, a monolithic high-rise next to MI5 headquarters overlooking the Thames (one floor above offices that once housed anti-terrorist units in the 60’s), a converted church in Ramsgate and the fabled environs of Chemikal Underground’s Glasgow studio Chem19.
The debut album by Girlpool on digital download - includes a free instant download of Ideal World.
Before The World Was Big track list:
1. Ideal World
2. Dear Nora
3. Before The World Was Big
5. Cherry Picking
6. Magnifying Glass
7. Crowded Stranger
10. I Like That You Can See It
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Girlpool is a Philadelphia based two piece made up of Cleo Tucker (Guitar) and Harmony Tividad (Bass). The two met at Los Angeles DIY venue the Smell and quickly grew very close. Their sound is raw, comprised only of a guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Cleo and Harmony use this stripped-down instrumentation to accentuate their vulnerable and powerful lyrics.
After releasing their self-titled EP, Girlpool relocated to Philadelphia at the end of 2014 looking for change of pace and scenery. There they recorded their debut LP, Before The World Was Big, with Kyle Gilbride (of Swearin'). Before The World Was Big explores the concepts of growth, friendship, and the interaction between identity and environment. The introspective-punk duo captures growing pains and existential quandaries with a honest and true intention.
"Raw, minimal, yet emotionally fierce... loaded with moments of offhand intimacy and caustic wit." -Rolling Stone
“When Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker harmonize, it's like a lightning bolt to the gut.” – Songs We Love – NPR
*"Fever-pitch vocals, lo-fidelity guitar, and endless cool" *– Pitchfork
“Intimate folk-pop with powerful undertow on duo’s succinct debut” - **** MOJO
“Girlpool are an unstoppable force” - **** DIY
*"This brilliant half-hour of punky Americana is a chance to read the journals of the coolest kids in town.” *- 8/10, NME
“Introspective, diaristic songs that make a virtue of their simplicity” - **** Uncut
"The emotional gravity carried by its brevity and simplicity, a quantum leap from last year's self-titled EP, is nothing less than astounding.” - 9/10, The Line of Best Fit
“A record that will make you wanna hug your pals and never let them go” - 8/10, Drowned in Sound