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cheerbleederz are the best. That is just a fact. Which is why we're QUITE SO delighted that they're announcing their return with news of their second EP lobotany, which is set for a 7th February 2020 release on Alcopop! Records. Further details will be revealed over the coming months (look for them. Cast your eyes to the SKIES!). As a taster of the new material, the band have today released a new track ‘say 2 u’—the lead single from the new record, and the first to be written by the band since their 2018 debut EP faceplant. It's f**king GREAT!

‘say 2 u’ is about the spaces in between: that pause before daylight breaks; the deep breath that you take before you make your feelings known to someone; the calm before the storm. It's swirling and elusive, because having feelings for someone can be complicated, but it's also essentially a love song that's a bit afraid to commit. “We had even more fun experimenting with production and songwriting this time around,” say the band on their new material. “Both the single and EP have themes of beginning new friendships—both platonic and romantic—as well as reflections on self esteem, vulnerability and sticking up for yourself.” Forthcoming new EP Lobotany was once again recorded and produced by Rich Mandell, who also plays guitar and sings alongside drummer Phoebe in Happy Accidents, and mastered by Ryan Schwabe (Hop Along, Kississippi, Cayetana and more). 

“We've had a great reception playing all of the new songs live and are excited to release them and let them breathe out in the world,” enthuse the band. “Recording with Rich again was key to getting the most relaxed and authentic performances of the songs and he's done an amazing job capturing the energy of them.” 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 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, 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, Dream Wife, Alvvays, Charly Bliss and Kississipi, their songs touch thoughtfully on the lived experiences of women and marginalised people.

Listen - and listen well.... 

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