Szun Waves Live from Space
Published 08 November, 2018 by DM

Szun Waves have released a free live EP ahead of their tour, which commences in Glasgow in a couple of weeks’ time. Recorded at their New Hymn To Freedom album launch show at Space Gallery in Hackney, it captures the spontaneous free-flowing trio stretching versions of ‘Constellation’ and ‘Temple’ into strange and beautiful new forms.

Give your eyes a go on the video for 'Constellation (Live from Space)'.

Download Szun Waves Live from Space on Bandcamp now.

Get your tickets in. | Twitter | Facebook | Live Dates |
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Julia Kent - new album + single
Published 01 November, 2018 by DM

Julia Kent has announced her elegant fifth solo album Temporal with the release of first single ‘Imbalance’. It was premiered last night on Mary Anne Hobbs’ 6 Music Recommends show, which you can listen back to here.

Following the dissonance and tension of her previous album for Leaf, 2015’s Asperities, Temporal is a meditation on the transitory and fragile nature of existence. Plaintive cello lines floating over metronomic rhythms echo the passage of time, and the emotions that can evoke.

Of the track ‘Imbalance’, Julia says: “I hope it conveys my profound sense of unease with the state of things right now. It seems, at least from my perspective, as though we are completely out of equilibrium with one another as humans, as a society, and with our environment”.

Temporal will be released January 25th. It is available to pre-order now on CD, black vinyl LP + CD and limited edition white vinyl LP + CD on the Leaf Shop and Bandcamp. There are a number of T-shirt bundles available on Bandcamp too.

Julia will be joining pianist Poppy Ackroyd on the bill at EartH in London on February 12th. | Twitter | Facebook | Live Dates |
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Snapped Ankles - Drink and Glide
Published 26 October, 2018 by DM

Lock up your saplings, Snapped Ankles are BACK!

The woodwose have left the woods. They find themselves in the tree-lined cul-de-sacs of the suburbs that surround the concrete forest of the citadel. Amongst the trees here, are wooden posts with “For Sale” and “To Let” written in bold type. A new forest. Promises, promises.

They glimpse the sportswear-clad inhabitants busying themselves in their quest for physical and mental fitness, only to obliterate their senses at every opportunity. ‘Drink and Glide’ into this fast-paced living: the once revolutionary 1960s counter-cultural ideals now co-opted into lifestyle classes to enhance one’s sense of “betterness”.

Stream or download 'Drink and Glide' now in preparation for Snaps II early next year. More news soon.

You'll find those Snaps in support of Beak> in Glasgow, Newcastle and Leeds. That'll be good. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Warmduscher - I Got Friends (Shit Robot Remix)
Published 12 October, 2018 by DM

Another day, another ‘I Got Friends’ remix. Only don’t get used to it, because this is the last one you’re getting for a while. Possibly ever. Make the most of it. We’re delighted to have long-time DFA associate Shit Robot on remixing duties for this one - an artist we’re big fans of at Leaf.

We’ve bundled your Savage Gary, Petbrick and Shit Robot remixes together into one particularly lively EP on Bandcamp. Have at it.

Warmduscher are about to make new friends as their UK tour starts next week. Make sure you’re one of them by buying a ticket now. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Julia Kent: Temporal (BAY 106)
Julia Kent
Snapped Ankles: Drink and Glide (SNAP 8E)
Snapped Ankles
Drink and Glide

LWW: 3PE (BAY 87V)
Warmduscher: Whale City (BAY 110)
Whale City

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