LEECHED

Hell-bent on sonic de­prav­ity. not keen on pi­geon­holes

Metal Hammer (UK) - - New Noise Round-up - WORDS: JAMES WEAVER

BOAST­ING BULL­DOZ­ING RIFFS that pum­mel you into sub­mis­sion while sin­is­ter in­dus­trial synths swirl un­der the sur­face,

You Took The Sun When You Left, the de­but full-length from Man­cu­nian trio Leeched, demon­strates a band who are hell-bent on div­ing into the depths of sonic de­gen­er­acy.

“The band fol­lows the theme of mis­ery and de­prav­ity,” ex­plains bassist/vo­cal­ist Lau­rie Mor­bey. “Ev­ery­thing from the pic­tures, our art­work, the lyrics and all the mu­sic, that’s our theme and it’s con­sis­tent.”

De­spite their roots be­ing soaked in hard­core blood, the trio have struck a chord with peo­ple across the spec­trum, as Lau­rie ex­plains: “We’ve got a hard­core in­flu­ence, and played a lot of hard­core gigs, but I wouldn’t say we’re a hard­core band. If a band rocks up to a hard­core show and plays some­thing that isn’t hard­core there’d be trou­ble, but we’ve not had that. Hard­core crowds have en­joyed us, as have grind crowds, and we’ve gone down well at straight-up me­tal gigs.”

With bands like Nails, Full Of Hell and Code Or­ange, our transat­lantic neigh­bours have been dom­i­nat­ing the modern hard­core scene, so it’s about time that some­one stood up to rep­re­sent the UK. “I’d love to say we can rep­re­sent the UK”, says Lau­rie. “To have stuff homegrown, it’s re­ally cool. Hope­fully we can bring it all to­gether across the At­lantic!”

YOU TOOK THE SUN WHEN YOU LEFT IS OUT NOW VIA PROS­THETIC

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