|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Genres||Indie pop, nu gaze|
Cheerleader is an American indie pop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2012, the band signed in 2013 to Bright Antenna Records and have so far released a 7" single, Perfect Vision/Waiting Waiting, in the United Kingdom, the On Your Side EP in the United States and an LP, The Sunshine of Your Youth, released May 19, 2015.
The band was formed in 2012 in Connecticut by schoolmates Joe Haller and Chris Duran. When the duo moved to Philadelphia, PA in 2013 they began to produce and release demos on SoundCloud which drew attention from the likes of NME and Nylon. The group expanded to a five-piece with the addition of Paul Impellizeri, Josh Pannepacker and Carl Bahner. After a year of tours which included the festivals CMJ, the NME stage at Great Escape and SXSW, the band signed to Bright Antenna Records in 2013 where they have released a single, an EP and their debut LP entitled The Sunshine of Your Youth. They will begin recording their second LP in May 2018.
- Sean Donaghy – drums
- "Cheerleader in NME". January 28, 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "Cheerleader in Nylon". October 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "Cheerleader CMJ Date". October 24, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "Cheerleader NME Great Escape Date". March 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "Cheerleader SXSW Date". March 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "Cheerleader Discussing Mark Needham on Radio Milwaukee (From Mark Needham "Press" Section)". October 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "On Your Side EP on iTunes". October 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "Album on iTunes". May 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
- "Perfect Vision 7" on Young And Lost Club". April 28, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-13.