Cheem (Record Release)
Cheem’s elasticity isn’t limited to an instrument. Sure, the Hartford boys’ guitars do bounce and snap as most energetic indie should, with the drums shocked and wobbling in time. What began on 2016’s Making a Planet as finding the perfect mix of enveloping rhythm and atmosphere continues with “Spiral,” the band’s latest single ahead of their speedy follow-up. Here, the ambition is tuned a little higher – whether in the infectious chorus, the way the vocals flirt with soul and sharpness…The result is a band firmly planted towards their future, whether on stage or mapping a new world with their recently unearthed pop-rock sensibilities rocketing upward.