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2015! An exciting year for Leatherat

It’s true! We’ve got a busy year ahead and the fun starts next week. We don’t update the news here often enough so here it goes with a monster update on all the great things we’ve got going on this year.

As we go through 2015, we are in fact heading toward a milestone – Leatherat will be 10yrs old this December! And this year’s Christmas party will mark that event (more news to follow later in the year). To celebrate in the run up to our 10yr Anniversary, we will be releasing a live album later in the Spring! So watch this space or keep up on Facebook for up to date news.

We are already writing songs for a new studio album. It’s early days but you can expect to hear some of this material creeping into the live set over the year. We can’t yet commit to a release date but we expect it will be around this time next year to coincide with the 10yr anniversary of our first album “Temporary Immortality” :)

We’re travelling far and wide to bring our music to you over the course of the year. We still have gigs booked that we are yet to announce, and a touring support slot with a favourite and well established act! so keep an eye on the gigs page and on Facebook for up to date news. We’re returning to some venues and festivals that we know and love but we’ve also been invited to play some completely new shows which we’re all buzzing about; we love discovering new places & faces.

If you’re planning a summer holiday this year but you can’t quite decide where to go, why not head out to the beautiful Greek Island Corfu at the end of August, where you could attend Agiotfest. Leatherat were thrilled to be asked to headline the festivities and we’re currently making travel plans.

We’ve been involved with a charitable initiative being co-ordinated by our good friend Addie Burns. He came to us last Autumn with a crazy idea to get a bunch of bands to record an album of Levellers covers that will be sold with all proceeds going to Devon Air Ambulance (who saved he lives of crew members at Beautiful Days festival last year when a rather horrible incident occured while taking down the stage). Of course we jumped at the chance to be involved being great fans of the Levellers music and indeed of the Beautiful Days festival. The album is called “Bostin’ Days); we have recorded a track of our own for the album, some of us have been guests with other artists and our Jeremy is mastering the whole kaboodle. The album is already available for pre-order and is expected to ship during the spring. Please please PLEASE buy it! It’s a total bargain with about 24 tracks performed by superb bands/artists you will all know and love.

Our season kicks off next week playing at The Queens Hall in Nuneaton with our friends Ferocious Dog. I’d wager it will be an energetic evening so please wear suitable footwear ;) Our Gigs page is up to date with all the shows we’ve announced to date so go take a look and choose which one’s you’re gonna come to.
BRING IT ON 2015! Here’s to a crackin’ year – we’ll see you somewhere along the way.

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