LEOPARD RAYS - Live In Newcastle

LEOPARD RAYS announce Newcastle headliner at The Shooting Gallery, ZEROX

Hailing from Hartlepool Leopard Rays consist of Luke Dawkins (vocals), Sean McCloskey (guitar), Tom Pattison (bass) and David Wilcox (drums). To date the band have graced stages at Stockton Calling, played the inaugural Heelapolooza and Gathering Sounds Festivals and recently sold out their first post-lockdown hometown show. They have also been playlisted on BBC Music Introducing, supported the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses and Estrons, and played their own dates in Manchester, London and Newcastle, as well as a sold-out show at Base Camp in Middlesbrough.

The band’s sound is characterised by layers of dreamy guitars, lush reverb drenched vocals mixing a pop mentality with a penchant for a crunching riff. Guitarist McCloskey is originally from Chicago and brings a grungier depth to a deluge of classic British influences.

The alt.rock four-piece take their cue from the likes of Pearl Jam, Oasis and Ride for fans of contemporaries such as The Pale White and Broken Hands. In July 2020 Leopard Rays released their Time’s A Factor, Kid EP, four tracks of infectious riffs and twisting melodies. Previous single ‘Need You’, and fan favourites ‘Moon’ and ‘I’m Japan’ reflect more harmonious and all-out rock tendencies as the urge takes them.

The band have spent much of the last year writing and demoing with a month in the studio recording. The first fruits of this latest labour of love will be new single ‘Carried Away’ released in September 2021.


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