Label: City Slang Records
Released: 25th June 2021
Pom Pom Squad’s ‘Death Of A Cheerleader’ is one of those albums. Addictive, instantly loveable and sure to set up camp for the long-term, it hits a high bar balanced between critical quality and chaotic brilliance, all the while dealing with real, proper subject matters. Messy relationships, a fucked-up society and identity crises all provide a personal-yet-identifiable canvas on which to build just-about-sparkling alt-rock gems. From the short, sharp punk blast of ‘Shame Reactions’ to the slower, swooning sway of ‘Forever’, ‘Death Of A Cheerleader’ has more than routine, but each and every one is a show-stopper. Well worth a shake of the old pom poms.