Kiran Leonard – The Crescent

Kiran Leonard
Thursday 25th October, 7.30pm
Tickets are £9 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

We’re delighted to be bringing Kiran along with his full band back to York. He has announced a brand new album to be released this month and its lead single Paralysed Force is up to stream here now.

The new album Western Culture marks a huge sonic progression due, in part, to the involvement of his venerable live band (Andrew Cheetham on drums, Dave Rowe on bass and Dan Bridgewood-Hill on guitar, synth and violin) on record for the first time. It is also the first Kiran Leonard album to have been made in a professional studio.

“It was nice not having to spend 2+ years recording an LP in drips in my front room,” says Leonard. “It was mostly smashed out over nine days or so makes it a lot more focused than my long-ass records usually are. I think it’s both more accessible and more peculiar than my other records. There’s a nice Bon Jovi solo at the end of the seventh track.”

Kiran Leonard is a 22 year old musician from Saddleworth, Greater Manchester. Debut album proper Bowler Hat Soup (2014) and follow-up Grapefruit (2016) were both recorded at home, with Kiran playing virtually every instrument himself. Derevaun Seraun (2017), a concept album in five movements inspired by five pieces of literature and arranged for piano, strings and voice, was an ambitious departure from his usual sound.

Kiran will play at The Crescent on Thursday 25th October.