New Video: Introducing the Debaucherous Old School Rock Sounds and Visuals of NYC’s Cheena

Cheena is a New York based indie rock act, who specializes in a gritty and scuzzy old-school sound that draws from glam rock and punk paired with lyrics full of sleazy, rock ‘n’ roll mayhem and debauchery — or as the liner notes of a great EP by a now-defunct band once read these are “songs to fight and fuck for.” And with the release of their full-length debut, Spend the Night With . . . , the band has received both national and international attention for a sound that seems inspired by T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie and others, as you’ll hear on the anthemic, barn-burner “Stupor.” Frankly, just listening to this song reminds me of all the great dive bars I used to drink irresponsibly in — oh how, I miss them so!

Interestingly, as the band announced their first European tour, they also released the video for “Stupor,” a video that captures the members of the band, in tight jeans and leather, drinking beer, running around and shot on grainy VHS-style tape to give it that proper old-school, shitty feel. Check out the tour dates below, European friends.



11/10 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Mayhem w/ Marching Church
11/11 – Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Psych Fest
11/12 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Smedjan
11/13 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Vieille Montagne
11/17 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Come as you are @ Stroomhuis
11/18 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Het Bos
11/19 –  Brussels, Belgium @ Homeplugged
11/21 – Berlin, Germany @ ACUD
11/22 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Club 007
11/23 – Budapest, Hungary @ GMK
11/24 – Vienna, Austria @ Venster
11/25 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Mocvara
11/29 Ravenna, Italy @ Bronson
11/30 – Geneva, Switzerland @ Kalvingrad
12/2 – Paris,  France @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire
12/5 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
12/6 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Games Room
12/7 – Nottingham. UK @ The Chameleon
12/8 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s
12/9 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ De Nieuwe Anita
12/10 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Incubate Festival @ V39