Saint Leonard to share new single ‘Tell Me The Truth’ on 1st August
Recorded with Fat White Family members
The first of three ‘Full Moon Singles’
New album ‘The Golden Hour’ coming soon
Live at Servant Jazz Quarters on 31st August
Saint Leonard is set to return on 1st August with the new track ‘Tell Me The Truth’, the first of three ‘Full Moon Singles’, each released on consecutive full moons. He has also announced the title of his new album – ‘The Golden Hour’ – which will be released early next year. The track features members of the Fat White Family who collaborated on this and the upcoming album.
Saint Leonard talks about the making of the track –
“’Tell Me the Truth’ is the second song that we spontaneously wrote and recorded at the Funkhaus studio one foreboding November evening in Berlin. Nathan (Fat White Family) slammed his Portasound Pro into a decrepit East German PA system and dialled up a grizzly Techno-infused beat distilled from the speed-seeping subterranean chambers of the Berghain nightclub as Alex was fingering away at a Mike Garson-esque chord figure on an dusty Weimar Republic piano. We had just been necking gluhwein on the twilight banks of the spree, discussing social politics, quantum mechanics and gentlemen’s fine tailoring so I sang the first words that sprang to mind. The song avalanched out and 5 unusual minutes later we had the master track of ‘Tell me the Truth’ recorded – quick, clean and effortless, all that Germanic engineering had rubbed off on us. I remember laughing and yelling ‘Next!’ and we cracked on with another song, well, half a dozen more songs for at least another ten hours.”
Saint Leonard will be performing at Servant Jazz Quarters on 31st August, the first opportunity to see these new songs live.
This first run of singles will feature on ‘The Golden Hour’, a new record informed by travels to India, audiences with spiritual leaders and sartorial amphetamine-fuelled evenings living in hotel rooms in Berlin. From reckoning with Californian cults in a Shiva temple in India, to reading extracts from his novel to an audience of the Berlin art-scene that led to an auspicious meeting with The Fat White Family (who suggested a collaboration on his new album).
After the release of his acclaimed album ‘Good Luck Everybody’ which was recorded at Stanley Kubrick’s private estate, Leonard toured the UK and Europe with stand-out shows supporting Patti Smith, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and three legendary sold out nights in Dublin with Father John Misty. The album received strong radio support from BBC 6 Music with Tom Robinson describing it as ‘brilliant, radically adventurous music from an extraordinarily talented artist’. Past support has come from Q, Uncut, NME, Clash and Loud & Quiet.
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.