Single ‘Farewell Fareworse’ out now via We Can Do It Records
On the rise Brighton three-piece Something Leather are tackling 2020 head-on with their debut EP ‘Midnight Reverie’, which showcases their elegant take on dark psych rock.
The band have announced the release of lead single ‘Farewell Fareworse’, out now Released via feminist indie We Can Do It Records, the track retains a vintage vibe with 70s electric organ complementing eerie, untamed guitar noise, all tied together by relentless rhythmical drum beats while an array of synths and electronics add modern textures.
The taunting and ethereal vocals flow while recounting the chaos of co-dependant relationships affecting our sense of self and purpose. “Farewell Fareworse is about desire and fear of change at the same time. It’s a bitter ode to personal traps and never-ending dilemmas” says vocalist and organ maestro Phillie Etta Jane.
With their contrastingly upbeat yet gothic verse deliveries and anthemic choruses, Something Leather continue to keep listeners guessing with delightfully intricate songwriting that’s seeped in darkness.
A triumphant 2019 saw successful UK and European tours establish an increasing following for the band, with singles ‘Sip the Thrill’ and ‘Velvet’ securing attention from the likes of Clash Magazine, Dork, Gigwise and more. The year culminated with latest single ‘Lullaby’ garnering further support from the likes of Flying Vinyl and BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq.
The trio have already gained a reputation for explosive live shows thanks to a host of support slots with up-and-coming bands including Black Midi, Saint Agnes, Sophie and the Giants, Calva Louise and Phobophobes. Citing influences ranging from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Yak, to Cherry Glazerr and Alexandra Savior, Something Leather are an intriguingly captivating group who create an intricate world that oscillates between fantasy and nightmare.
18/4 – Hot Box – Chelmsford
20/4 – Hug and Pint – Glasgow
22/4 – Jacaranda – Liverpool
23/4 – Dead Wax Digbeth – Birmingham
24/4 – Shacklewell Arms – London
25/4 – The Lanes – Bristol
2/5 – Portsmouth Psych Fest
7/5 – 60 Million Postcards – Bournemouth
16/5 – The Peer Hat – Manchester
Band: Mike Nussbaum – Drums, Greg Pass – Guitar, Phillie Etta Jane – Vocals/Organ