by Morgan Ciocca
Composed of vocalist and guitarist Greg Katz, bassist and additional vocalist Amanda Tannen and drummer Mark “Echo” Edwards, Cheekface made their mark on the pop-punk music scene in 2019 with the release of debut LP Therapy Island, on label New Professor.
Hailing from Los Angeles, pop-punk combo Cheekface released their first single, “Glendale,” in 2018, and went on to release what was called by The Line of Best Fit “a stream of instant-classic singles,” before releasing Therapy Island the next spring.
Evocative of talk-singing sounds similar to John McCrea of Sacramento-based alt-rock group Cake, Cheekface credits much of their inspiration to Jonathan Richmond and Lou Reed. Post-Trash lauded Therapy Island as “charming and catchy,” as the band dances their way through tough subjects with a tongue-in-cheek attitude that makes listeners grin with humor at Katz’ witty lyricism.
In support of Therapy Island, Cheekface announced three February shows, beginning at Schubas Tavern in Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 13. The show is 18+ and begins at 8 PM, with doors at 7:30 PM.
For more information about Cheekface, Therapy Island and the group’s upcoming performances, consult their website.