Leeches search through their wallets on psych-cruncher ‘Money’
The trio are set to release new singles collection Easy on 3rd July
Dorset trio are scrabbling around for a few quid again. Two weeks out from payday and they’re not quite sure where it’s all gone. The band have decided to put this familiar feeling into song form, very very cleverly named ‘Money’, and are sharing it today via Leisure Records.
The track is the latest from the trio’s upcoming singles collection 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.
The band say that the track is “is basically just about having no money” before expanding: “It feels like half way through every month, without fail, we look in our bank accounts and there’s nothing in it. We have no idea where our money has gone and have absolutely nothing to show for it. Every month we tell ourselves that next month will be better, we’ll start planning and saving but then in exactly 4 weeks time we’re back in the exact same position. The circle of life.”
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 Bean, The Magic Gang, Sorry, Spring King, Kagoule, Skegss, Ulrika 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)
Flowers In The Garden
Interlude 1 (The Armitage Shanks)
All Of The People
Interlude 2 (Leisure)