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Not enough indie bands sound genuinely dangerous these days. Plenty try, granted, but few manage to capture the sense of unhinged moxie that can send a crowd loopy and get the back of your neck tingling.

Leopard Rays have no such problem. Swaggering and slugging their way through raucous sets across the country, the Hartlepool quartet are gearing up for the release of their debut EP with new single Brother – and it’s a barnstormer.

Once again the lads tread that fine line between melodious and boisterous with aplomb to pull out a big, big tune that has the distinct, rousing sound of a band hitting their stride. The riffs are weighty, the hooks are baited with juicy earworms, and the whole track glistens with a familiarity that never strays into hackneyed truisms.

The four-piece are beginning to pick up a rate of knots that is genuinely exciting, and with each passing tune the roof beams on their ceiling of potential get raised just a few inches higher.

If Brother is any indication of what we can expect from Leopard Rays’ inaugural extended release, then there’s absolutely no reason to believe that it won’t be the first of many top drawer efforts.

Leopard Rays release Brother on 31st July



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