LEASHES

BAND MEMBERS/INSTURMENTS

VOCALS - Alexi

GUITAR - Gunnars

BASS - Mike

DRUMS - Ludvig

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/leashesmusic/

https://www.instagram.com/leashesofficial/

https://www.leashesmusic.co.uk/

 

WHO WRITES AND COMPOSES DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE SONG IN YOUR BAND?

The songs from our debut album are mostly written by me (Alexi) with a considerable input from our original drummer, Mike, who has recently left the band. In general it's probably quite obvious that all of the band members take part in song writing/composing process when the concept of a song is ready bringing their ideas to the table.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY BAND PERFORM ONE OF YOUR SONGS WHICH BAND WOULD IT BE, WHICH SONG WOULD YOU LIKE THEM TO PLAY AND WOULD IT BE IN YOUR STYLE OR THEIRS?

I like it when a cover is something unexpected, maybe even batshit crazy, and when an artist/band really make a song their own. I guess most of our songs are not very “coverable” that way and would only work in the form they were originally written in. However what do I know? I am sure people from other genres out there like Björk, Portishead, The Knife, Radiohead, Placebo etc. could make our shit sound interesting and different, unfortunately I guess it's quite unlikely that they would actually want to do that. Still I personally think the easiest song of ours to cover is “Drowning”.

HOW HAS YOUR SOUND EVOLVED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS?

It's hard to say since we're not playing together for too long, although our preferences have shifted and what we want our band to be and sound like has definitely changed in lots of different ways during this time. Let's just say our next release will probably be very different from our debut. Who knows maybe we will decide to show One Direction and Justin Bieber how that shit is really done. By killing ourselves. That was a joke obviously, also quite bad. What I initially meant to say was that we will actually probably release the same songs we just released, but with different titles. Seems to be working for many people out there. :)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG TO PERFORM LIVE AND WHY?

Destroy. It's the only song I remember lyrics to. Just kidding, it just sounds good live, in my opinion much better than it does on the record, and I like its mood and energy within it. I was also serious about remembering those lyrics.

IF YOU COULD PICK ANY MUSIC FESTIVAL TO PERFORM AT (IN THE WORLD), WHICH FESTIVAL WOULD YOU PICK AND WHY?

 

I'd like us to headline Download. They would turn down our submission; I would get depressed and probably write a cool new song. That's how I usually write songs.

 

WHAT BANDS INFLUENCED YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC?

We were never really picking the bands we would want to sound like, so every band/artist every each of us has been into since our childhood have influenced us. To be honest its just way too difficult to answer this question, I guess I won't even remember names of many bands that probably have influenced me personally quite crucially. For example the first band I've ever seen live was Rotting Christ.

Do I listen to them now? Not really. Can you hear them in our music? I doubt it. Have their influenced my taste?

In some way, definitely. Now if each of us answers this question and then we add them together we're gonna get even more ridiculous results. But if you want to stick a label on us in terms of sound I guess “Deftones-, Marilyn Manson-, Korn-, insert a heavy sounding band name here- wannabes with some Placebo-like aftertaste” would make some sense? I just really don't like making it easy for people to chuck new music into those old overused pre-labeled boxes, but I guess I just did.

 

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE US TO PROMOTE FOR YOU SUCH AS UPCOMING CD’S AND GIGS?

We released our debut record in November, so that's that. Our next gig is on the 18th of February in Electrowerkz supporting our friends Courtesans at their new EP launch, so I would suggest people to come there, it's gonna be an amazing night!