Posts Tagged ‘Wichita Records’

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Formerly known as Get Inuit, the name change doesn’t appear to have had any effect on the trajectory of this Kent-based quartet who perform – as they call it – “dirty pop”. Their debut album, Be Content, comes out on 8th March 2019 via Wichita Records – take a listen to their latest, Being Strange, here.

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With the release of their eponymous 2013 debut, Cheatahs found themselves compared to 90s luminaries Dinosaur Jr and the Boo Radleys and associated with the emergent nu-gaze scene. But last year’s Sunne EP gave the first hints that the quartet might have struck on a new, otherworldly sound and the title track provides a salient start to their 60-minute set.

Jangly guitars and hushed vocals – so low in the mix that they turn into a blur – create a disorientating dreaminess that turns urgent on Murasaki, a Japanese-versed song that draws on their literary and global influences.

Formed in London but hailing from four nations – Canada, the US, Germany and England – the band unite for the psychedelic wall of sound at the heart of latest album, Mythologies. Bassist Dean Reid and lead guitarist James Wignall share keyboard duties and join with guitarist Nathan Hewitt to provide lush harmonies on Channel View. But although drummer Marc Raue spares little passion as he dives into each driving rhythm, his bandmates remain tightly controlled through each sprawling song. Synchronised head-nodding is as showmanlike as Cheatahs get.

When the music’s as clever and majestic as the melodic swirl of Seven Sisters and splintering rock of The Swan, however, there’s no need for much else. Pop gold runs through every melody and even the ragged squeaks and shrieks of guitar that usher in the aggressive, prog-tinged Su-Pra can’t disguise Cheatahs stadium ambitions. They’ve certainly got the talent but they’re not quite ready for bigger stages yet, and a too-long wait for an encore sees a sparser crowd treated to the cascading tides of Signs for Lorelei. It’s “a song about a German mermaid”, Hewitt explains in a rare display of stage patter – but the band depart having left the labels firmly behind.

Girlpool

Quickly rising Philadelphia-via-Los Angeles duo Girlpool gave their self-released debut EP a re-release on Wichita Records last year, and now they’re set to put out their first full length on the label. It’s called Before The World Was Big, and is due out on June 2nd. Their first single “Ideal World” is out now and you may recognize this one if you’ve seen them live. 

Girlpool are touring this year, including a run opening for Waxahatchee that hits NYC . They’ll also be at SXSW this month, where they’ll play a few shows including Speedy Ortiz and with  Metz, Mitski, Chastity Belt and more.

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This is a gorgeous poster signed by the sisters Soderberg from their current european tour.
Swedish indie/folk duo consisting of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg from Stockholm. The siblings began composing songs in 2007, taking their name at random from an English dictionary.
The debut EP “Drunken Trees” was released on the 9th of April 2008 in Sweden on the label Rabid Records, owned by the Swedish electronic duo The Knife. The EP was re-released through Wichita Recordings early 2009.

The debut album The Big Black & The Blue was released on January 25th, 2010.
Their 2nd album The Lion’s Roar, produced by Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes, was released on January 24th, 2012.
This track has been given a special remix

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presents First Aid Kit performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded November 15, 2014.

Songs:  My Silver Lining ,Stay Gold ,Waitress Song ,Master Pretender ,

Swedish duo comprising sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, whose vocal harmonies and woodsy, folk-influenced songwriting take influence from the likes of Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom. Hailing from suburban Enskede, the siblings began composing songs as young teenagers in 2007. The home-recorded “Tangerine” enjoyed airplay on Swedish radio later that summer, and the debut EP Drunken Trees helped expand the girls’ audience upon its release in April 2008. The London-based Wichita Records reissued Drunken Trees one year later, bolstering its track list with a reverent Fleet Foxes cover and three additional songs performed live in a Swedish forest. The duo then set to work on a full-length album, balancing schoolwork with the recording sessions. “The Big Black & the Blue” was released in 2010, and was followed by a request from Jack White to record a single at his Third Man Studios, which resulted in their cover of Buffy Sainte-Marie‘sUniversal Soldier.” They struck up a friendship with Conor Oberst and appeared live with Bright Eyes on tour, before they entered the studio with the band’s guitarist Mike Mogis for their third release, Lion’s Roar, which arrived in early 2012. The lead single “Emmylou” was a mild success in the U.S., and was listed by Rolling Stone as their tenth best single of the year in 2012. Their creative relationship with Oberst was cemented in 2014 when the sisters sang backing vocals on his solo album Upside-Down Mountain, and that same year the duo released Stay Gold, their first album on a major label.

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Girlpool are Cleo and Harmony from Los Angeles, signed to Wichita Records

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Peggy Sue will be at Bushstock festival next Saturday, with four albums the duo of Katy Claw and Rosa Rex have a biiger voice and bigger songs with tight harmonized vocals through-out they are a superb live band

Cheatahs are fast becoming one of my favourite new indie guitar bands this London four piece have guitar anthems throughout their set, having seen them twice in the last few weeks both times they put on a great set of songs with a awesome guitar sound, The debut album Cheatahs is out now on Wichita recordings,