Adelaide’s prime purveyors of sprawling alt-country Leader Cheetah have been off the radar and the radio for the past several months because they’ve been priming the follow up to their acclaimed 2009 debut The Sunspot Letters.

With a little help from Scott Horscroft (Little Red, Presets, The Panics) and engineered by Nilesh Patel (Beach House, Crystal Castles, The XX) the band’s sophomore release is completed and due for release in the middle of the year.

In the meantime the Leader Cheetah have given us a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process (below), as well as new single “Crawling Up A Landslide” which evokes the sunny, highway vibes of Neil Young and Jeff Lynne.

“Crawling Up A Landslide”