NEWS ARCHIVE FOR MAY 2018
Snapped Ankles - Violations
Published 4 May 2018 by THD

Still in the Record Store Day queue to purchase Snapped Ankles’ covers EP? Well now you can leave and get on with your lives. The white vinyl RSD edition is all but sold out, and by popular demand Violations will be pressed on black vinyl - available to pre-order as of today.

Violations is released on 'digital services' today. Go!

Pre-order/stream/download on Bandcamp. The black vinyl will hit shops on June 29th, when it will also be available to our friends in the USA for the first time.

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Introducing LWW
Published 8 May 2018 by DM


After the return of Laurence Pike this year, we’re delighted to welcome another former Leaf cult member back into the fold. Proof if it were needed, that you can never really leave. Praise be!

LWW is the new incarnation of AU mastermind Luke Wyland. In contrast to his previous work, these are spontaneous, otherworldly explorations in repetition, alternate tuning systems and, for the most part, tempered minimalism.

The spiritual rush of ‘CTP’ serves as a useful bridging point between AU and LWW. “The first track is the only improvisation that I’ve dissected and evolved into a more maximalist composition,” Luke explains. “The rest of these songs are simple one take snapshots into my process of research - essentially conversations with myself”.

Check out ‘CTP’ and the polyrhythmic conversations he had with his piano on ‘PNO’ (which featured on Nils Frahm’s official Piano Day 2018 playlist) via Bandcamp now.

The album 3PE will be released July 20th. Pre-order the LP/download on Bandcamp or the Leaf Shop.

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Warmduscher - 1000 Whispers video
Published 16 May 2018 by DM

Warmduscher serve up another treat for discerning eyes and ears with the release of their ‘1000 Whispers’ video. It marks the return of Uncle Sleepover, a recurring character in the ‘Duscher universe, and brother of frontman Clams Baker Jnr. The video is likely to kick-start the rollerblade revival, so dig them out now in preparation.

You’ll find ‘1000 Whispers’ on your favourite online jukebox service now. There is also an introduction to the knotted Warmduscher family tree on this I Got Friends playlist.

Pre-order the Whale City album on Bandcamp and the Leaf Shop. There is gold vinyl in them there links.

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Introducing Szun Waves
Published 18 May 2018 by DM

We’re delving back into the surprisingly well-stocked Leaf champagne cellar to launch yet another new vessel/signing. A huge Leaf welcome to Szun Waves – an elegant pleasure craft for navigating the waterways of the world in style. God bless her and all who sail in her.

Szun Waves are the thinking person’s super group. Those of you who have been paying attention will be fully up to speed with Laurence Pike, whose debut solo album Distant Early Warning we released in March. That album’s pregnant sense of spontaneity is a useful signpost here. Luke Abbott is well known for his explorations of the zones between pure ambience and the leftmost fringes of club culture. With Portico Quartet and Circle Traps, Jack Wyllie has been in the vanguard of UK fusions of jazz, classical and club music. Drums, modular synthesiser and saxophone.

Sometimes in improvised music there can be a distance between listener and players, a sense you’re sitting back and admiring their interplay and abstraction, but with Szun Waves’ second album New Hymn To Freedom, you’re right in there with them, inside the playing, experiencing the absolute joy the three musicians feel as they circle around each other, exploring the spaces they’ve opened up.

Watch the video for lead track ‘Constellation’, hosted by XLR8R.

New Hymn To Freedom will be released August 31st. Pre-order on double LP+CD/CD/download plus a strictly limited indies only white vinyl iteration on Bandcamp and the Leaf shop. Vinyl editions include an exclusive, side-long bonus track, unavailable elsewhere. Get on Szun Waves’ debut album At Sacred Walls while you’re at it.

Album launch show - Space Gallery, London. August 30th.

szunwaves.com | Twitter | Facebook | Live Dates | theleaflabel.com/szunwaves
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