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10 Years of Leatherat

Date posted: February 15, 2016

March 18th 2016 marks the 10yr anniversary of our debut album “Temporary Immortality”. Who remembers this? … 2016 gigs will be posted on our website & Facebook page in the coming weeks. We are in the process of writing a brand new album! So we’ll be dedicating a healthy proportion of our time to that [...]

2015! An exciting year for Leatherat

Date posted: March 4, 2015

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 – [...]

Something wicked this way comes

Date posted: December 19, 2013

That’s it folksssssssss, it’s official! Snake Eyes is here! Pre-orders of the album shipped today in time for Christmas and the ‘official’ launch takes place at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury this Saturday 21st of December. The sell out show promises to be a real Christmas cracker and we’ll be joined by the quite [...]

Leatherat Announce New Album

Date posted: September 11, 2013

LEATHERAT enter the recording studio today to record their 6th studio album “Snake Eyes“. The album follows on from their acclaimed album “Uprising” (released 2012) and sees the band build on their reputation for creative and fiery musicianship and the acerbic yet humorous lyrical take on the world around us. The new line up, Lee [...]

Wrapping up 2012

Date posted: November 19, 2012

It’s high time we updated our adoring/adorable public with Leatherat news. If you think things have been a bit quiet here, I promise that’s no reflection of what’s been going on behind the scenes! Some of you will have already met our new Drummer, Lee Smith. Lee has made a couple of public appearances since [...]

Leatherat: The Future

Date posted: September 11, 2012

What a funny year 2012 has been for us Leatheraters. We spent the first few months of the year writing and recording material for our latest album “Uprising”. During the time spent recording, we saw heavy snow which threatened to disrupt our schedule; and beautiful hot sunshine which threatened to disrupt our schedule (the beer-garden [...]

Have we got news for you

Date posted: July 30, 2012

June: Applications for the position of “Leatherat Drum-Meister” come pouring in. Over a dozen different drummers from a 100 mile radius. July: Auditions take place. 9 different drummers, all with one thing in common… they were all absolutely great.  August: Leatherat have some exciting news to share! … Ladies and Gentlemen; please raise your glasses [...]

Hugh Edwards resigns from Leatherat

Date posted: May 9, 2012

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the resignation of our drummer, Hugh Edwards from Leatherat. Hugh has been drumming with the band since the very first album, Temporary Immortality and along with Jem provided the backbone of the rhythm section as well as creative input in the songwriting process, singing backing vocals and [...]

Leatherat “Uprising” Album Launch

Date posted: April 24, 2012

Hey folks,   We’ve been really quiet recently haven’t we? Well, that’s ’cause we’ve been really busy! You probably heard that we’ve been locked away in a dark recording studio for the past few months, being whipped and tortured into making music… for you! Well, perhaps that’s a little far fetched; we were mainly drinking cider [...]

3 Conies Cider Fest CANCELLED

Date posted: April 3, 2012

Sorry folks – bad news from the 3 Conies. The refurbishment work that’s underway after the pub suffered a pretty bad fire; means that the festival cannot be insured and as such it cannot go ahead. Disappointing for us all, but please visit this excellent pub and show your support by buying a pint! (or [...]

The Uprising Approaches

Date posted: February 22, 2012

It’s been a few months since we added any Leatherat news. Those of you who follow our facebook or twitter feed will doubtless know that we’ve been busy creating our latest album in the studio. Our good friend Mark Lee is at the controls and hitting “the good button” with gay abandon! We’re past the [...]

Hugh sessions on Aurora J Young album

Date posted: February 15, 2012

Recorded in November, Hugh was invited to drum on the new album by the fantastic Aurora J Young. The albums first single, Charmer is released on ITunes, Amazon and Spotify on March 12th 2012 and can be previewed here on Soundcloud! Have a listen – Sarah has a fantastic voice! Also guesting on the album [...]

Leatherat Lite

Date posted: December 22, 2011

Pete & Jono will be providing entertainment at The Reindeer, Parsons Street, Banbury on the evening of Wednesday December 28th. So shake off those post Christmas blues, put on your newest Christmas jumpers and join us for a night of acoustic music in Banburys only surviving “Proper Pub”

Oxford News & Radio

Date posted: December 13, 2011

New piece recently released in the Banbury Cake and Oxford Mail can be read here! There’s also a piece in the Banbury Guardian! In other news, singer Pete Bailey will be live on BBC Radio Oxford at 5pm tonight, on the drivetime show. Listen in!

“All in This Together”

Date posted: November 28, 2011

Joy to the world, let us rejoice in all things Leatherat! The video for Leatherat’s new music single is live on YouTube for your viewing pleasure… Enjoy! (& don’t forget to download it on December 19th )

Banbury Guardian Feature

Date posted: November 21, 2011

Leatherat featured in this weeks Banbury Guardian discussing the new track, All In This Together: Click HERE to read it!

Filming Video (pic)

Date posted: November 18, 2011

Leatherat & friends in London, filming the video for their new single “All In This Together”. (click to enlarge)

New Video Shoot in London

Date posted: November 11, 2011

Hi everyone. We’re shooting part 2 of our new video for the single All In This Together tomorrow (Sat 12th) – meeting at midday at the Blackfriars pub on the north side of  Blackfriars bridge. Everyone is welcome to come and join us trawl London, and be in the video as well! Cars are going [...]

New Single!

Date posted: November 9, 2011

Leatherat are recording a new single, working title “All in this Together.” This will be a pre-album acoustic version of the final track and profits will go to a recognised charity….. This song was inspired by the TUC March Against The Cuts that Hugh and Pete went to in London at the start of the [...]

Jono and Hugh on Twitter

Date posted: November 8, 2011

To follow Jono and Hugh on Twitter, use these addresses! Jono is @fiddlerjono Hugh is @hugh_edwards

Halloween Ball photos

Date posted: November 3, 2011

Here are some photo’s of us playing at the Halloween Ball, featuring Pete as Jack Sparrer’! Arrrrr! Photo’s courtesy of CarolAnn Photos. Click Here

New Leatherat Site!

Date posted: October 19, 2011

Welcome to the all-new Leatherat website, one which is not steam and pedal powered! We hope you like it….

Leatherat Session Players

Date posted: September 19, 2011

Singer Songwriter Kevin O’Regan releases his second album featuring Leatherat’s Hugh Edwards on drums, and Pete Zorn from Steeleye Span. For the full story click here

Rugby 6 Nations

Date posted: September 12, 2011

Leatherat members Pete, Hugh and Jeremy, have featured playing on a new track for the latest Iphone title, RBS 6 Nations Rugby, from Electronic Arts. Playing under the guise of the band Dogfighter, the line-up also included legendary guitarist Tim Sole!