Leogun stormed into my life Wednesday night when they played an electrifying set at The Satellite. I don’t think this band has been around for too long (they joined facebook in April of 2012), but I’m sure it won’t take too long for their popularity to grow. They are the kind of band that demands notice. For a quick summary, their fb page gives two definitions for the term “Leogun”. The first is “a three-piece band from London, surging with a mix of blues, soul and a whole lotta rock & roll. With “bite your head off” choruses and a hunger to groove, LEOGUN mixes the musicality and heart bleeding emotion of The Racounteurs with all the sexual prowess and break-neck attitude of Queens of The Stone Age.” The second definition is “believed to be a were-lion, LEOGUN was a half man, half lion.” I think that sums up my experience of the band quite nicely.
Their debut self-titled EP comes out next week (10/16). Here are my quick thoughts on each song:
“Let’s Be Friends” – their first single, a great introduction to their rockin’ style with stand-out guitar licks, soaring yet gritty vocals, and brazen attitude all wrapped in a catchy tune.
“End of The World” – sung with abandon, it will seduce you
“You’d Better Love Me”- a blistering rock song that rightly demands the attentions of its listeners
“Everyday” – a slower-building jam that showcases the groovier side of the band but will have your head banging by the end
Here’s the band’s first official video:
Other important info to get you connected to the band:
They are currently touring around the US. Be sure to catch them if they near a city by you!
|10/10/12||Los Angeles, CA||The Satellite||More Info|
|10/14/12||Phoenix, AZ||Hard Rock Cafe||More Info|
|10/17/12||Philadelphia, PA||North Star Bar||More Info|
|10/18/12||Easton, MD||Nightcat||More Info|
|10/19/2012||New York City, NY||Fat Baby – CMJ Convention||More Info|
|10/23/2012||Somerville, MA||Johnny D’s Restaurant & Music Club||More Info|
|10/31/2012 – 11/04/2012||Miami to Great Stirrup Cay||Kiss Kruise II||More Info|
|11/07/2012||Chicago, IL||The Ace Bar||More Info|
|11/08/2012||Madison , WI||The Rigby||More Info|
|11/09/2012||Minneapolis, MN||7th Street Entry||More Info|
|11/11/2012||Saint Louis, MO||Heartbreakers Rock-N-Roll Saloon||More Info|
|11/12/2012||Lee’s Summit, MO||Jerry’s Bait Shop||More Info|
|11/14/2012||Denver , CO||Hi-Dive||More Info|
|11/16/2012||Colorado Springs, CO||Stargazers Theatre||More Info|
|11/20/2012||Boise, ID||Neurolux||More Info|
|11/21/2012||Spokane, WA||Knitting Factory Concert House||More Info|
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