Leader Cheetah

Leader Cheetah


After only 6 months of playing live, Leader Cheetah headed into the studio and recorded their debut album album with Kramer (Low, Galaxie 500 etc). Described as a mix between Crazy Horse and Interpol, 'The Sunspot Letters' received critical praise in Aust/NZ and was made feature album on Triple J.


From the hills of Adelaide, Australia, come Leader Cheetah and their debut album ‘The Sunspot Letters’.
Comprising of two brothers (Dan & Joel Crannitch) & and two old friends (Mark Harding, Dan Pash) the band got together after their former acts decided to call it a day.
With a love of big melodies and soulful nostalgia, the band flew in US producer Kramer (Galaxie 500, Low, Daniel Johnston) to help create the timeless world they wanted their songs to live in. With an emphasis on capturing ‘in the moment’ performances and despising perfection, Kramer helped mould the recording in to an organic and deeply emotional affair. The result is a mix of soulful upbeat rockers, slow-cooked jams, and smoky moonlit ballads, all tied together by the band's love of majestic vocal harmonies and seamless dynamic arrangements. Conjuring a juxtaposition of mystery and darkness sitting beside sunshine and harmony, ‘The Sunspot Letters’ has all the elements of a great book or film that hooks you in from the beginning and doesn't let go ‘til the climatic end.
They’ve recently toured Australia with the likes of Dan Auerbach, Elbow and Liam Finn and this November they hit the road for a few dates with Blitzen Trapper to coincide with the Ltd Edn vinyl release of their debut long player.

"...the love children of Neil Young and one or two of the Flying Burrito Brothers. That is to say they're completely bexciting and the only Australian band we've heard to nail Americana..." - Alicia Brodersen, NME.com

“..an enchanting mix of surf guitars and epic song craft; it's one of the most impressive and promising debuts we’ve heard in a while.” - Triple J Feature Album

"Like many great albums, ‘The Sunspot Letters’ (Spunk) seems to operate in a space and time of its own, neither in nor out of the mainstream but built to last well beyond the usual allotted time for this year's big things.....One of the strongest Australian debut albums since Augie March's Sunset Studies." - Noel Mengel, Brisbane’s Courier Mail


The Sunspot Letters (2009)

Set List

Typically play one 45min set. Set list varies from show to show.