Cheer Squad is a high-energy bolt from the zeitgeist… it’s a song about social media and not fitting in with the crowd, with an attitude that harks back to the 70’s punk era. The song is driven by inter-weaving guitars and runaway train rhythm section reminiscent of the kind of rock’n’roll that Motorhead, Thin Lizzy and The Hellacopters do so well… but the lyrics and subject matter are NOW!! The song could have or should have been on the next Leadfinger album but the band decided it deserved it’s own place in the world… check out the accompanying stop motion animated video below.
Cheer Squad was recorded in mid 2015 when Leadfinger spent a few weeks in Linear Recording Studio (Leichardt, NSW) recording a new album called FRIDAY NIGHT HEROES that will be out later this year on the Conquest of Noise label.
Cheer Squad is a non-album exclusive single release and is backed up by The Man I Used to Be, a preview track from the upcoming album. Those that buy the single over the next month will also get an amazing non-album bonus track called Three Brothers. Three great songs for $4.
Leadfinger play their own style of 70’s rock with nods to a wide range of influences that stretches from The Byrds to The Replacements, The Saints and the MC5. They have been around since 2007 and are led by guitar slinger/singer-songwriter and indie rock icon, Scottish-born Stewart Cunningham (Proton Energy Pills, Asteroid B-612, Brother Brick, Challenger-7, and The Yes-Men)
Thank you for being part of the Leadfinger Cheer Squad!
Stewart ‘Leadfinger’ Cunningham – Vocals, 6 & 12 String Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Tambourine
Michael Boyle – Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dillon Hicks – Drums, Percussion
Adam ‘Reggie’ Screen – Electric Bass Guitar
Recorded and mixed by Wade Keighran at Linear Recording, Leichardt, Australia
Assisted by Mac Robillard & Dory Hayes
Additional recording by Steve McCarthy and Stewart Cunningham at Keira Sound Music, Wollongong, Australia
Produced by Wade Keighran and Stewart Cunningham
Mastered by William Bowden/King Willy Sound