Introducing Sarathy Korwar
Published 2 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 - Holy Spring out now
Published 17 May 2019 by DM

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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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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Sarathy Korwar - Mumbay (Bandish Projekt Remix)
Published 23 May 2019 by DM

Another day, another red-hot Leaf remix. This one sees Mumbai-based producer Bandish Projekt, give Sarathy Korwar’sMumbay’ single a hard edged, bass heavy makeover. Get your rave socks on.

Sarathy Korwar has just announced new live dates, including a headline show at Moth Club in London on September 25th. See him perform tracks from his forthcoming More Arriving album, with South Asian MCs and poets. It will be special.

Find all his dates on our live page.

Pre-order More Arriving on limited edition transparent red vinyl, black vinyl, CD and digital via Bandcamp now. There are some excellent T-shirt bundles available.

There’s also a Rough Trade exclusive clear vinyl edition to keep your eyes out for. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Snapped Ankles - Vorticity of Sound in London and Liverpool
Published 30 May 2019 by DM

Snapped Ankles invite you to experience the Vorticity of Sound. The sound vortex concept has come through its rigorous research and development stage at London’s TOPOPHOBIA DIY events, and is now ready for the masses in London and Liverpool.

The woodwose will conduct a swirling, live, audio visual, surround sound, high-wire act with a crack team of Satellite Ankles. With an extra night at Village Underground added due to popular demand, book now to see the Snapped Agents come play the room, whip up sonic vortices and perform songs from their hit albums Stunning Luxury and Come Play The Trees.

Fri 25 Oct - The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
Tue 29 Oct - Village Underground, London SOLD OUT
Wed 30 Oct - Village Underground, London

Snaps have a full summer of festivals ahead, including several performances at Glastonbury. All dates on our live page. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Warmduscher at Village Underground
Published 31 May 2019 by DM

Holy hell. Warmduscher at Village Underground with very special guests Squid. November 6th.

Book now. There is no tomorrow. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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