Kiran Leonard

Kiran Leonard

This mercurially talented 20-year-old from Oldham has already notched up two critically acclaimed albums with the second, Grapefruit released this year. Kiran has been releasing music via Bandcamp since 2008 when he was just thirteen years old. However Bowler Hat Soup, a double album, is considered his debut LP proper. It was released in late 2013 as an original limited run of just 300 vinyl copies but won acclaim from publications as diverse as The Guardian, NME, Pitchfork, The Line Of Best Fit, The Quietus and Mojo.

 

The Guardian said this of a show from a recent sold out tour… “He attacks this show with a relatively conventional four-piece band, but leads them through some hair-raising tempo changes, alternately stroking and strangling his guitar or detuning it mid-song… Saddleworth’s anti-Jake Bugg is a gawky but compelling presence”