Although Something Leather's songwriting is decidedly dark n' murky, the joy that the songs are delivered with is infectious. They're the sort of band that keep you coming back, re-listen after re-listen.
Take previous single 'Farewell Fareworse', where blasé vocals tumble over psychedelic breakdowns and agonised guitar howls while anxious seventies organ sounds shimmer, all the while an oblivious bass line bops along having a bloody lovely time. It's the kind of tasty juxtaposition that makes their music so addictive.
Vocalist and organ-charmer Phillie Etta Jane says, “'Farewell Fareworse' is about desire and fear of change at the same time. It’s a bitter ode to personal traps and never-ending dilemmas.”
All the elements of their winning cocktail are equally present on brand new single 'Trip To The Sun'. A throbbing bass line drives the song forward while apocalyptic organ lines send them hurtling into a high-speed Hammer Horror chorus. The track, set to be the opening track on their upcoming EP Midnight Reverie (out 17.04.20 on We Can Do It) is out this Friday.
RAW MEAT: Tell us about your local music scene; what’s your favourite local venue, are there any record labels or stores that we should look up, what’s the scene like where you're from?
SOMETHING LEATHER: We’re lucky to live in Brighton where there's a very active music scene. When we started playing gigs, we instantly felt part of something. Everyone’s really talented, welcoming and from everywhere. Plus, being surrounded by so many incredible artists is inspiring and really encouraged us to work hard. Our favourite local venue was Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, where we played our first ever show, but it’s sadly closed. Now, definitely The Hope and Ruin (which was a close second) as they have great touring bands but it’s also a good place to discover local bands or just have a pint. There's a great atmosphere there and really good DJs! Resident is the go-to record store; lovely staff, excellent record collection and they have good live sessions there too.
Name one track or band that you love from the past.
Pixies - 'Debaser'
Name one track or band that you're loving right now.
Sorry - 'Right Round the Clock'
Name one track or band that you think we should be listening out for in the future.
De La Chambre - They haven’t released music online yet, however you should definitely keep an eye on this mesmerising piano-fronted band. It’s definitely going to blow up one day!
What are you up to now?
Our debut EP Midnight Reverie is out 17.04.20, so we're preparing a few surprises coming up around that!
What can we expect from you next?
We unfortunately had to cancel our UK tour in April in support of the EP due to coronavirus so we'll be rescheduling that for Autumn. In the meantime, we're writing some new material while we have the chance to come up with fresh ideas. We can't wait to share them all!
Featured image Jessie Morgan