Taken from EP ‘Images of Gianfranco’ out March 13th
“Like a shot of pheromones, a slowed-down siren, your lurching id and a bath of poppers, in a good way (obviously)” – The Quietus
“Oozing rowdy glam sensibilities, the sizzling quick-fire lo-fi nugget hits home” – Louder Than War
In February Manchester-based groove machine Leather Party will release fuzzy glam stomper ‘Your Band’, their brand new single taken from the upcoming ‘Images of Gianfranco’ EP. The filthy one minute nugget is a swaggering Suicide-esque, reverb-soaked critique of the live music scene.
Mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Mark Vernon tells us that “‘Your band’ is about talking with and dealing other musicians who don’t care about anyone else’s project but their own, they don’t go to anyone’s shows but their own and won’t lift a finger to help anyone else. We all know a band or two like that. So it’s for them.”
Leather Party was formed in a murky studio in deepest darkest Salford by Vernon, previous leader of noiseniks Brown Brogues and leather clad peacocks Peace and Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali. Born from a love of abrasive new sounds and studio experimentation as un-googleable names, the band takes heavy influences from such artists as Velvet Underground, Nine Inch Nails, The Birthday Party and The Stooges.
In one short year they’ve released two online EPs ‘Tired Ize’ and ‘Three Hundred and Eighty Eight’ and racked up many support slots all over the country with such bands Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, The Mystery Lights, Crows and Maddonatron.
Live Vernon is joined by “Thee loudest bass in the world” Cal Rogers and “Thee owner of the loudest cymbals in the world” Asa Morley.
New EP ‘Images of Gianfranco’ was born out of frustration that all Zola goal complications on youtube have the worst soundtracks. “I wanted to write my own soundtrack, I felt Zola deserved better. He is a true craftsman. Thing is, I don’t even like football.”