Leggy - Leggy
Cat No: DAMNABLY044
Release: 29th April 2016
‘Leggy’ is a 15 track compilation album featuring tracks cherry picked from the bands 3 EP’s: ‘Cavity Castle’ (2014), ‘Nice Try’ (2015) and ‘Dang’ (2016) topped off with the completely new track ‘ Kick The Habit’.
Hailing from the heartland of America, Ohio’s Leggy is a blonde-heavy dream punk trio exploding with empowered earnestness, an undeniably catchy pop sensibility and that ever timeless grrrl in-and-out of love allure. With influences drawn from contemporary artists like Lana Del Rey & St. Vincent, as well as 90’s jammers like The Breeders and Hole, Leggy produce a unique style of music that equal parts dark pop and shimmery punk.
Leggy began after singer/ guitarist Veronique Allaer took a hip-breaking tumble off a fire escape days after graduating from college. Priorities drastically rearranged, she ditched the plans for grad school and instead (circa 2014) moved into a house with her two best friends and music lovers, Kerstin Bladh and Christopher Campbell. The three began crafting raucous yet infectious garage pop led by Bladh’s fuzzed out and slinky bass lines, fortified with Campbell’s heavy-hitting yet tight drum beats, and sweetened with Allaer’s saccharine vocals.
After releasing three eps in under two years supported by incessant touring, Leggy have gained a national following the in the States and have enjoyed significant airplay from college radio and attention from blogs. Leggy have played over a dozen festivals and have shared the stage with many notable and buzz-worthy bands such as Bully, EMA, Ex Hex, Cursive, Colleen Green, and Tweens.
Leggy’s UK/Eire debut see’s them supporting Japanese legends Shonen Knife on their 35th Anniversary Tour from April 14th – May 8th.
“Raw, catchy as hell, and utterly dance-able, Cincinnati trio Leggy make skin-bearing garage rock that isn't afraid to rip the guise off dated and romantic tropes.” -Noisey
"...lo-fi productions of infectious melodies, bubblegum punk and a taste of not giving a fuck.” - She Shreds Magazine
“ It discomfits. It unsettles. It reassures. I would have covered this for Melody Maker.” -Everett True
Debut UK Tour 2016
April 14th Manchester – Ruby Lounge w/ Shonen Knife
April 15th - Sheffield – Audacious
April 16th Birmingham – O2 Academy w/ Shonen Knife
April 17th London – Dingwalls w/ Shonen Knife
April 19th York - Dusk
April 20th Southampton – Joiners w/ Shonen Knife
April 21 Brighton – The Haunt w/ Shonen Knife
April 22 Guildford – Boileroom w/ Shonen Knife
April 23 Norwich – Arts Centre W/ Shonen Knife
April 24 Colchester – Arts Centre w/ Shonen Knife
Apirl 25 London – Brixton Windmill Album Launch Show
April 26 Leeds – Brudenell w/ Shonen Knife
April 28 Edinburgh – Summerhall w/ Shonen Knife
April 29 Glasgow – CCA w/ Shonen Knife
April 30 Dublin – Whelan’s w/ Shonen Knife
May 1 Belfast – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival w/ Shonen Knife
May 4 Liverpool – Arts Club w/ Shonen Knife
May 5 Nottingham – Maze w/ Shonen Knife
May 6 Leicester – Musician w/ Shonen Knife
May 7 Cardiff – Chucklehut
May 8 Bristol – Fleece w/ Shonen Knife & Wussy
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