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M+N Presents Leader Cheetah

News posted Friday, July 8 2011 at 11:00 AM.
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M+N Presents Leader Cheetah

Adelaide’s Leader Cheetah have announced a national album launch tour in August/September.

The band will play 14 dates all up in support of new record Lotus Skies (out July 15 through Spunk/EMI). The album was recorded in late 2010 at Sydney’s BJB Studios with producer Scott Horscroft (The Panics, Little Red), who wanted to capture the essence of the song without clutter.

“The approach was very melody-driven,” singer Dan Crannitch told M+N in a soon-to-be-published interview. “If there was anything he [Scott] felt that distracted from the hook or the melody, he’d try and simplify it.”

Supports from Belles Will Ring, who recently released their second LP Crystal Theatre. Out through Dot Dash/Remote Control, we described it as an “evocative and complicated album, put together by a band who work together as naturally as four limbs on the same beast”.

(Photo by Ryan Thomas Kenny)


Wed, Aug 24 – The Blvd Tavern, Joondalup, WA
Thu, Aug 25 – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Fri, Aug 26– Amplifier, Perth, WA
Sat, Aug 27 – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Fri, Sep 2 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Sat, Sep 3 – East Brunswick Club, Melbourne, VIC
Fri, Sep 9 – Fowlers, Adelaide, SA (All ages)
Thu, Sep 15– Elsewhere Bar, Gold Coast, QLD
Fri, Sep 16 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD
Sat, Sep 17 – Kings Beach Tavern, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Wed, Sep 21 – Beach Rd Hotel, Sydney , NSW (Free entry)
Thu, Sep 22 – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Fri, Sep 23 – CBD Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sat, Sep 24 – Gaelic Theatre, Sydney, NSW


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Your Comments

Velodrone  said about 4 years ago:

Leader Cheetah?

More like Bearded Cheetah.

I kid. The Crannitch brothers are good guys.

Dexter Ramone  said about 4 years ago:

I quite like this band.

ghoti-max  said about 4 years ago:

If they weren't called what they were called, didn't look how they look, and didn't play the Gaelic Club, I would sing this band's praises unreservedly.

hermajesty  said about 4 years ago:

Dan Pash (geetar, specs) is a quietly hilarious dude. Dan Crannitch's hair is a little obnoxious, I'll admit. Lovely guys both.

PS I'd totally watch a buddy cop show called Crannitch & Pash.

hermajesty  said about 4 years ago:

ghoti-max said 4 hours ago:

If they weren't called what they were called, didn't look how they look, and didn't play the Gaelic Club, I would sing this band's praises unreservedly.


ghoti-max  said about 4 years ago:


Correction, groomed-indie-kid-aesthetic-ist.

FlintstoneChurchill  said about 4 years ago:

The long locks are a trade-off for their 'concise' new tunes, perhaps.

BigBoysSocks  said about 4 years ago:

We're playing with these cats next week. Will be good to see 'em live.

Urquhart Bluff  said about 4 years ago:

East Brunswick Club Tonight!

Playwrite 9pm
Belles Will Ring 1010pm.
Leader Cheetah 1120pm

pleasedonot  said about 4 years ago:

That song is pretty good, but fuck me if that isn't one of the worst band names I've heard in a while.

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