Leader Cheetah

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Leader Cheetah
Origin Adelaide, Australia
Genres Rock
Years active 2007–present
Labels Spunk Records
Members Daniel Crannitch (vocals, guitar)
Dan Pash (lead guitar, harmonies)
Joel Crannitch (drums)
Mark Harding (bass)

Leader Cheetah are an Australian indie rock band from Adelaide, South Australia, formed in 2007 by members of defunct Adelaide bands Pharaohs and Bad Girls of the Bible. The band have toured nationally and appeared at festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Big Day Out, St Jerome's Laneway Festival[1] and Come Together. The group released its debut studio album, The Sunspot Letters, in 2009, followed by their second album, Lotus Skies, in 2009. The group have also toured alongside such high-profile international acts as Interpol, Dinosaur Jr. and Dan Auerbach, Blitzen Trapper and Elbow.


In 2009, the group independently released their debut album, The Sunspot Letters, preceded by promotional single "Bloodlines", for which they were cited as one of Triple J's 'Next Crop' artist.[2] In the wake of the album's release Leader Cheetah embarked on a series of National tours alongside Cloud Control, and in 2009 frontman Dan Crannitch appeared on popular SBS program RocKwiz alongside Sarah Blasko.[3]

Their group released their second album, Lotus Skies, in 2011, which debuted at No. 98 on the ARIA Albums Chart on 25 July 2011.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/11043/St-Jeromes-Laneway-Festival-locks-in-lineup.htm
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/events/ausmusicmonth_08/next_crop/leader_cheetah.htm
  3. ^ http://www.sbs.com.au/rockwiz/past/757/Dan-Crannitch
  4. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 25th July 2011". ARIA. Retrieved 31 July 2011.