Kiran Leonard – Grapefruit (Released 25th March)

£20.99 – x 2 LP & DL Code

kiran leonard is a mercurially talented 20-year-old musician from near Oldham, greater Manchester.

“deerhoof; shellac; dirty projectors’ “the getty address”; vasco da gama (rip); enablers; death sentence: panda!; the end of “eraserhead” where [spoiler] the baby dies and the whole of henry’s apartment fills with mashed potato; set design and costumes in alan bennett’s “the madness of king george iii”; a lack of professional percussion equipment (seriously, anybody who’s ever bought a cabasa is a fool of a took: just wrap a piece of sandpaper round a block of wood and scratch the surface with a washing-up brush. it’s exactly the same noise); warren ellis’ 4-string guitar playing on grinderman’s disgustingly underrated second album “grinderman 2” (which for my money is the best album nick cave’s ever been a part of); old friends & new; contrasts & the past & the future;” “[…] and i think that the root of it was more connected with cowardice than with malice. it was just pathetic posturing […] “he belittles her because he is afraid that if he doesn’t, they will say that he is a pussy and start to belittle him instead.” this is the inspiration behind the song’s central motif, of the squid in the hollow abdomen. i don’t want to tell you why exactly […] god almighty a school is such a terrible place to spend your formative years […] boy who used to call me a long-haired faggot and punch me in the kidneys in biology classes, this one goes out to you.”

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