Rotating Leslie

Rotating Leslie

 Hertford, England, GBR
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They have spent the last few years playing there feisty rock n roll in the UK and the States. Still unsigned they have been snapped up by Ted Gardner to tour Australia and distribute there home made DIY album in 2010. Seymour Stein said "they're like nothing I've ever heard, amazing"

Biography

Rotating Leslie met at school in Hertfordshire when they were just 12 years old, they formed a friendship through their love of music, laughter and whatever cheap thrills they could get there hands on. They still have that friendship today and still have that love of music.

After years DJing on the London Free Party Scene the band came into it’s own in Coates Manor, the tumbledown farmhouse the band lived, practiced, wrote and recorded in for the last two years. This was also the venue for the legendary Woodendstock sessions, which saw the Leslie’s and their friends come together to party and wake up the sleepy countryside for the weekend.

It was at the Manor that the band released their first self-pressed 7”’s which sold out in weeks and received great acclaim from the press and radio. The video for one 7” was filmed in their front garden for nothing and ended up on MTV. It’s the band’s self contained DiY ethos which attracted the attention of the fans and record companies alike.

They have gained a large and loyal following from their incendiary London warehouse parties and extensive gigging over the last 12 months. This has seen them support The View at the launch party for E4’s Skins show, The Subways, The Rifles, Nice Black Alps, and their old flat mates Goldie Lookin Chain to name a few. They were even asked if The Subways could support them at a secret hometown gig and have since become firm friends.

NME described their sound as 'gritty, harmonic, pop'; call it what you will, they have steered away from the obvious indie clichés and instead, relied on their diverse influences from 80’s metal to electro house and created something fresh and exciting

In early 2008 the band recorded sessions at Eden and RAK studios (home to sessions from Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream and The Sex Pistols).

With Mind On My Money, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, Fire!Fire! and Send In The Lions they have realised their sound and with the songs receiving global airplay and support from stalwarts both side of the pond (most notably on L.A’s Indie 103 and across Yahoo Music), they are starting to turn heads.

In April 2008 the band played a sold out showcase at The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, as part of the Musexpo Festival. They gained the support of Seymour Stein when they played a live radio show broadcast from the House of Blues. Seymour, who was interviewed after the performance, said they were "unlike anything he had heard before and have a bright future"

After a summer of festivals and extensive gigging, the band then headlined a sold out show at The Metro on Oxford Street as part of the inaugural Musexpo Europe Festival to a captivated audience. In the months since the band have been in talks with various attendees at the event.

Ted Gardner of Lollapolooza has snapped the boys up to tour Australia and release an album in 2010, with Radio in the UK and Nic Harcourt in the states both regularly playing the band.

They played at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals to great acclaim.

Discography

Fire!Fire! 7" (Unsigned) Sold Out
Send In The Lions (Radio One, BBC, KCRW, Indie 103, Airplay)

Set List

Club Style
Fire! Fire!
Mind On My Money
Vexation
Hackney Courage
Last Words of a Dying Man
Stop The World, I Want To Get Off
The Beatless
Wicked Game
Send In The Lions