Berlin garage rock/post-punk/industrial band The Black Cheetahs released their debut full-length album »Slow Doomed Fever« via Wave Records
Berlin, Germany based garage rock/post-punk/industrial band The Black Cheetahs has just released their debut full-length album »Slow Doomed Fever« on July 4th, 2022 via Wave Records.
Get your copy here: waverecords.bandcamp.com
01. Feathers And Filth
02. Rails Of Rust
03. Gold Gold Gold
04. Funnel Of Love (Wanda Jackson cover)
05. So Long A Line
06. Hiss And Curls
07. School (Nirvana cover)
08. Here’s The Light
Writhing in frenzy after a reckless odyssey. »Slow Doomed Fever«, the first full-length album by The Black Cheetahs, explores topics of love and death among outlaws, seekers and free spirits.
Eight incisively slow and heavy songs weaved by thick layers of dirty bass synths and guitar walls complete this cathartic soundtrack, where elements of southern garage rock and doom are merged with dark ambient electronics.
Album producer and driver of the wavefront, Sofia TK’s vocals bring the ammunition of a hardcore punk legacy (FFT Error) with the sentiment of an edgy blues soul.
Photo by Lorena Watt
As a bonus, the guest appearance of Andrew N.U. Unruh from Einstürzende Neubauten adds magic to the gloomy ballad »So Long A Line« with the moans of water percussion, and metal sink crescendos on »Here’s The Light«, the final track and ode to the void.
Close your eyes and enjoy the hypnotic, cinematic experience of doom rock’n’roll.
The Black Cheetahs are Sofia TK (guitars, vocals, drums programming), Jack Wendy (synths, piano, drums programming) and Christian Gjelstrup (bass). Except for the two tribute tracks (the legendary »Funnel Of Love« by Wanda Jackson, and Nirvana’s »School«), the album is co-written by TK & Wendy.
The Black Cheetahs is the Berlin-based project of music producer and artist Sofia TK, pianist Jack Wendy and Christian Gjelstrup on the bass. Their music bears the imprint of southern garage rock combined with post-modern electronics: A deep doomish sound of slow bpm’s and a dark bluesy feel with an edge.
Their punk-hypnotic show and deep immersive sound is gaining them followers from the dark rock and experimental scenes alike. A cathodic soundtrack that recalls and celebrates the spirit of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll from its dark side.
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well