LEECHES release new single ‘Fuerte Ventura’ via Leisure Records, announce singles collection EASY

February 26, 2020
Photo by Rowan Allen


Dorset three-piece LEECHES announce release of singles collection Easy

The trio take themselves on holiday with first track ‘Fuerte Ventura’

LEECHES, a three-piece forged in the depths of Dorset, UK, have announced the release of Easy – a collection of recordings that the band either lost between sofa cushions or left at the pub over the last few years. They will be releasing one track a month till the single collections eventual release on 3rd July via Leisure Records, starting with the hypnotic and hook-laden ‘Fuerte Ventura

The band explain how the song came together: “‘Fuerte Ventura’ started around the time we were on a booze filled holiday on the aforementioned island. It’s basically channeling the feeling of trying to chase the dream of satisfaction and failing miserably, along with a cocktail of inner monologue.”

Easy is a chance for the band to clear out their closets whilst they settle themselves down for their next project.

Formed in a summer haze back in 2016, LEECHES set out to meld infectious pop hooks and fuzzy alt-rock, and somehow ended up with the perfect mix. Their debut EP, ‘Strange Bonds’ was released in early 2017 via Leisure Records, with the follow up EP ‘WATUSI’ seeing release less than a year later in the early moments of 2018. Both EP’s are a trip through duo’s thoughts and whimsy, blending the trio’s arena-sized guitar licks with their lo-fi bedroom-pop approach to production.

Easy pulls together the odds and ends that Leeches have either lost between sofa cushions or left at the pub over the last few years. As well as last year’s single ‘Flowers in the Garden’ and previously live-only track ‘Bob Ross’, the band have also finally committed to record phaser-drenched holiday-lament ‘Fuerte Ventura’ and the pre-payday psyche-panic of ‘Money’. There will be one track a month from the singles collection till it’s release 3rd July.

Since the success of their releases, the band have headlined raucous shows in London, Bournemouth, Southampton and their adopted home of Bristol, whilst also supporting the likes of Sunflower BeanThe Magic GangSorrySpring KingKagouleSkegssUlrika Spacek and many more. LEECHES also emerged victorious at the Bestival ‘Invaders of the Future’ competition, and subsequently wowed, (and maybe confused) festival-goers in the early hours of the morning.

LEECHES are: Ben Lowe (Guitar/Vocals), Jack Pearce (Bass/Vocals), Frank Waloszek (Drums)

Fuerte Ventura
Man Up
Flowers In The Garden
Interlude 1
All Of The People
Interlude 2
Bob Ross

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