Published 6 February 2013 by BWL
Nancy Elizabeth has completed work on her third album (her first since 2009’s Wrought Iron) which we’re planning to release before the summer. We’re pretty excited about it - it’s definitely her best yet. To get you in the mood, she's announced two shows in March to road test the new material. The first is at London's Vortex club on March 26 (with a full band), while she’s also been invited to perform and speak as part of a TEDx University of Manchester event a couple of days later, at the Manchester Museum. Visit our live page here.
Keep an eye out for the first single from Nancy's new record which will be unveiled very soon…
Listen to Julia Kent's Character now
Published 15 February 2013 by BWL
Julia Kent's first album for Leaf, Character, is released on March 4 and Dummy magazine are hosting an exclusive stream of the album. The New York-based cellist is also interviewed as part of the piece and you can access it all here.
Pre-order Character from our shop now, the LP package includes a CD of the release.
Julia is currently playing shows in Italy and plans to announce a new set of dates soon. See our live page here.
Melt Yourself Down mixtape
Published 18 February 2013 by BWL
Melt Yourself Down hit the road next week and to get you in the right frame of mind they've compiled a mouthwatering mixtape which the Quietus posted earlier on today. There's also a competition to win tickets for the London show at Shacklewell Arms on Wednesday February 27.
For all the shows, visit our live page.
Listen to Nancy Elizabeth's new single
Published 22 February 2013 by BWL
The brand new Nancy Elizabeth single, 'The Last Battle', is available for free download on Nancy's Bandcamp. The soaring, cinematic song is the first single to be taken from the Manchester-based singer's third album, more details of which very soon!
Nancy recently confirmed a couple of shows in March, full details on our live page.
Leaf on Beat Delete
Published 25 February 2013 by RM
Beat Delete is a brilliant new initiative by the good folks at Ninja Tune. The idea is to get some long lost vinyl releases back into print through the magic of crowdsourcing.
You can place a pre-order for the releases you're interested in, and once they hit a certain threshold the labels will re-press the albums on vinyl and you will be charged for your purchase.
We've signed up and added a selection of our most sought after vinyl albums to the site, including releases by Murcof, Caribou, Efterklang, Colleen and Roll The Dice. Please note that our reissues will not be on 180g vinyl, which the site currently suggests.
If there are any other albums you'd like to see back in print, let us know!
[Always worth checking our Discogs outlet store for some of the rarer vinyl releases if you can't wait...]
Roll The Dice remix Julia Kent
Published 26 February 2013 by BWL
Roll The Dice have completed a superb remix of 'Transportation' from Character, and we’re making it available for free through Julia’s Bandcamp from today (you can also find it via a premiere on Spin).
Character is released next week, but you can stream the album in full now over at Dummy magazine, or on Bandcamp (player embedded below). We’re posting out album pre-orders from our shop now, and it's also available as an iTunes (UK, US) digital exclusive this week.
- Julia Kent - new album and video
- A tribute to Susumu Yokota
- Susumu Yokota RIP
- Leaf At Festivals
- Polar Bear and James Holden in London
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums soundtrack Apple Music launch
- Polar Bear nominated for the Jazz FM Awards
- The Leaf Label at The Independent Label Market
- Polar Bear - Same As You album stream
- Polar Bear - new single and album
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