I have been fortunate enough to see "Leaders Off" perform tracks from their first album "Giant Guitar" and also tracks from "Yr Band Suck." This band live is second to none, offering great music coupled with an exciting and energetic performance, with singer Simon Gustafsson often leaving the stage to dance and mingle with the crowd much to the delight of the audience, who leave the venue at the end of the evening with beaming smiles, satisfied in the knowledge that they have just witnessed one of Swedens best, up and coming bands.
Hailing from Vänersborg in the west of Sweden "Leaders Off" formed in 2003 having become inspired by the likes of Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth. The young five piece set about creating their very own mix of chaotic melodies and wrote literally hundereds of songs, which they eventually whittled down to 12 tracks to form their exciting debut album "Giant Guitar." The album was recorded at Welfare Studios in Gothenburg by Per Stålberg of Division Of Laura Lee , Peter Bader and Olle Björk.
Photo: Kristoffer Hedberg
"Giant Guitar" received positive reviews across the whole of Europe and beyond and expectations were high with the release of "Yr Band Suck" which was released this summer, "The album is more of everything you liked with Giant Guitar" says front man Simon Gustafsson.
I think that we can safely say that our expectations have been met........and exceeded, with this release!
Leaders Off are:
Contact, befriend, like and love "Leaders off" here: Facebook
Stream and share tracks from "Yr Band Suck" here: Bandcamp
(Also listen to the bands debut "Giant Guitar" and other releases at Bandcamp too)
Official Site: http://leadersoff.tumblr.com/
"Yr Band Suck" can be purchased here: Amazon
"Giant Guitar" can be purchased here: Amazon
Free download of new album track "Don't be mean (when I can See)