Laurence Pike - Dance of the Earth (Liars Remix)
Published 22 May, 2019 by DM

In a meeting of maverick Australian musical minds, Angus Andrew of Liars has given Laurence Pike’s ‘Dance of the Earth’ the once over.

If you’re reading this in a timely manner, Laurence is playing in London tonight (May 22nd) at Kings Place. If you’re not, then you missed it, and it was glorious.

New album Holy Spring, is out now. Find it to listen to, cherish and own in the following places. | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Laurence Pike - Holy Spring out now
Published 17 May, 2019 by DM

Laurence Pike - Holy Spring out now

Australian percussionist, composer and all round good guy, Laurence Pike, has released his second album Holy Spring into the world. All the right people are saying all the right things, so all that’s left for you to do, is listen here and listen good.

"Full of morphing grooves and moods of imminent revelation, it’s a quicksilver delight”
4/5 The Observer

“Specialising in improvisation, he pushes the boundaries of jazz, post-rock, ambient and electronica with a cosmic freedom… With a second stunning excursion into sonic freedom Holy Spring coming on The Leaf Label imminently, Pike's wonderful universe of sound is expanding”
Electronic Sound

"If the physical world knows things we cannot know, then this arcane album seeks to read nature's runes. The rites of Holy Spring cast a lusty and sylvan spell”
4/5 All About Jazz

“A sumptuous, sonic world… rich with spiritual under-tones”
4/5 MOJO

“Celestial minimalism… A puzzle that has endless permutations”
8/10 Uncut

You’ll find Pike working his live magic in Sydney, London, Totnes and Brussels over the next couple of weeks.

Order now on limited edition transparent blue vinyl, black vinyl, CD and 24-bit digital download via Bandcamp. Please note: we identified a manufacturing defect on the blue vinyl, which is being repressed now. We expect to ship in 2/3 weeks. | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Introducing Sarathy Korwar
Published 02 May, 2019 by DM

We’re delighted to welcome Sarathy Korwar to the Leaf family and announce his second studio album, More Arriving, which is released on July 26th. Get on lead single ‘Mumbay’, which features the heady talents of Mumbai rapper MC Mawali, and his love letter to a city with many faces. Watch the evocative video shot on the streets of Mumbai which was premiered on Vice India.

More Arriving was recorded in India and the UK over a period of two and half years, and features some incredible talent drawn from the South Asian diaspora, including rappers MC Mawali, Prabh Deep and Delhi Sultanate, and spoken word artists Zia Ahmed and Deepak Unnikrishnan. Outlining the experience of an Indian living in London, and that of South Asians living in India and abroad (in a variety of languages including English, Hindi, Marathi and Punjabi), the result is politically charged; an album for our times.

Sarathy arrives on Leaf with a considerable pedigree, although that may not prepare you for More Arriving. Born in the US, Sarathy was raised in India where he studied classical Indian percussion, before moving to London where he studied jazz percussion. His debut album was released by Ninja Tune in 2016, and a triple live album of reworked spiritual jazz pieces with the UPAJ Collective was released by Gearbox in 2018. Get up to speed on his back catalogue here.

Pre-order on limited edition transparent red vinyl, black vinyl, CD and digital via Bandcamp now.

There’s also a Rough Trade exclusive clear vinyl edition. If that floats your boat, you’ll have to ask them nicely.

Find Sarathy’s tour dates on our live page, including a run of Rough Trade in-store performances. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Laurence Pike - Dance of the Earth
Published 25 April, 2019 by DM

The second track from Laurence Pike’s Holy Spring album is released today. Watch the video for ‘Dance of the Earth’ now. Director Daniel Horvath has managed to carve out a slice of urban serenity, which complements Pike’s playing beautifully.

Holy Spring will arrive on May 17th on limited transparent blue vinyl LP, black vinyl, CD and digital. Pre-order now via Bandcamp.

You’ll find a short run of dates in May on our live page, including album release shows in Sydney and London. | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Sarathy Korwar : More Arriving (BAY112)
Sarathy Korwar
More Arriving
Laurence Pike: Holy Spring (BAY 114)
Laurence Pike
Holy Spring
Snapped Ankles: Stunning Luxury (BAY 113)
Snapped Ankles
Stunning Luxury

Julia Kent: Temporal (BAY 106)
Julia Kent
Snapped Ankles: Drink and Glide (SNAP 8E)
Snapped Ankles
Drink and Glide

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