The Leathers

The Leathers

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They are like a Canadian Beastie Boys only now. Amazing live energy unlike anything I've seen in a very long time." DJ Staic, WEFUNK Radio.


The Leathers

In the hip-hop musical genre seldom does one come by two men who dance around on stage in leather garb giving each other high fives and hugs. Take time now to make a place for The Leathers. Hailing from suburban parts of both Ottawa and Toronto, Canada¬órappers Atherton & P Brain hit it off while attending Seneca College, taking courses on being successful independent musicians. The duo would become roommates a year later and purchased leather jackets at a nearby vintage store for $20. After realizing how cool they looked in their new attire they decided to start wearing these jackets on stage. Stage lighting made them look even cooler and all the girls swooned - The Leathers were born.

United by a tireless work ethic, The Leathers have been taking stages by the balls nonstop since February 2007. Building on the idea that two is better than one, the combined efforts of rappers Atherton and P Brain typically culminate in a raunchy and theatrical performance that turns the party out every time. Their alternative antics have led them to festival showcases including CMW and NXNE, bookings on eclectic bills from punk rock to electro, shows with talented music makers SUBTLE, PROTEST THE HERO, BROTHER ALI and SAGE FRANCIS and tours with hip-hop greats PRINCE PO and CUNNIN LYNGUISTS.

Last fall, the group completed a coast to coast, 50 market tour through the US and Canada, then followed that up with two power packed featured performances at The Canadian Music Festival in March. They just completed a second US tour in March and April, in support of the release of their self-titled album, available now on Itunes and at all major digital distributors. They are currently playing various Festivals and heading back out on another cross continental tour in October 2010. Music, pictures, and video are available at the groups’ MySpace page

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