Since we’re out on the road with The Wombats, we’ve given our tour playlist a refresh. Take a listen to what we’re listening to: http://bit.ly/CheerleaderSpotifyTour
Before we turn the page to 2015, we wanted to take just a moment to thank you all for the best year of Cheerleader yet. This was the most insane, jam-packed 12 months we’ve ever had, and it’s all thanks to the tremendous support we’ve had from all our families, friends, and fans. We kicked off the year with a recording trip to LA with some amazingly talented individuals. What came from it is something that we’ll always cherish, and we can’t wait to share with the rest of you in 2015! From there it was off to SXSW, where we gorged on Tex-Mex and new bands – a winning combination if ever there was one.
After a week of vodka tonics and every meal in burrito form it was off to the UK. We’ll skip the British food, but wow, talk about a crowd. We played some of the most fun shows we played all year over there, including one festival date opening for Charli XCX, which seems pretty weird and amazing in hindsight. We also shared a stage with the Hold Steady for a few dates and they delivered a truly inspiring set every night.
This fall saw the release of our debut EP, On Your Side, and our first proper US tour opening for the most excellent Colony House and Knox Hamilton. Everyone was super-cool and really nice, and we got to stay at some pretty rad places. Lessons learned on the road: bring a big stuffed animal in lieu of a pillow, rest stop pushups help maintain rock hard bods, and Nyquil is an elixir of the gods.
Finally, we capped off the year with a local show at Johnny Brenda’s with our friends in Louds and Dream Safari. Thank you all for making that such a special night. We’ll do it again real soon.
This past year will be tough to top, no doubt. But fortunately, we’ve got a good head start on 2015. You can expect a few exciting announcements in the coming weeks, but until then, we’ll gladly raise a glass to 2014 and to all of you.
Chris & Cheerleader
It’s here! Our EP is officially out today. Download now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/CheerleaderEP
To see the music video, go to http://www.thewildhoneypie.com/take-a-trip-with-cheerleaders-perfect-vision-premiere/
Did you get yours yet?
It’s been a minute so I wanted to give you a quick update on what we’ve been up to these past few weeks. Hopefully some of you were able to tune in for our recent Live at 5 session for the amazing Radio 104.5 in Philly. We played our recently released single “Perfect Vision” and, as is the tradition, selected one cover. We went with Lorde’s “Team,” which we had a blast doing… so much in fact that we also wound up making a recorded version over at Springhouse Sound. Maybe we’ll even release it someday! 😉
We also played Union Transfer last Friday night opening for Cheers Elephant and the now-sadly-on-hiatus Toy Soldiers. The night was incredible from start to finish – probably our most memorable show to date and playing Union Transfer has always been a dream of ours. We were truly honored.
In other Philly news, we play our next show at Milkboy Philly on August 15th. It’s part of their three-day birthday party extravaganza. And the best part? The tickets are free! You can read all about it here:
We’re also very excited to announce that we’ll be posting a music video for “Perfect Vision” in the very near-ish future, so keep an eye out for that!
Lastly, you can expect to hear a brand new song in a few short weeks. There will also be an EP to follow. Can’t wait to tell you all about it!
Three fifths of Philly outfit Cheerleader stopped in to talk with Allie about their Connecticut beginnings, recent overseas tour and impressive record collections. Speaking of records, their latest single “Perfect Vision” will soon be available on limited edition vinyl (with another new track “Waiting, Waiting” as a b-side) so be sure to add it to your already immaculate music library.
Listen to the aforementioned tunes plus three demos on the band’s Soundcloud and if you’re so inclined to leave them love letters/prison mail, please do so via their Facebook and Twitter. (Note: Prison mail is not recommended.)
A great interview about our sound, name, and more!