Hell-bent on sonic depravity. not keen on pigeonholes
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!”
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