Leeched are a hot new trio out of Manchester, England, who play vitriolic grindcore with an industrial underbelly. Barely a year into their career, the lads — singer/bassist Laurie Morbey, guitarist Judd Langley, and drummer Tom Hansell — have built a strong local following, thanks to last fall's inaugural EP Nothing Will Grow From the Rotten Ground, a filth-caked mélange of rancid crust grooves, punishing hardcore choruses and Convergesque bravado. Leeched have since inked with metal institution Prosthetic Records for their debut full-length, You Took the Sun When You Left, due out August 24th.
In anticipation of the release, they've unveiled "The Stone and the Steel," a menacing new song that frames Leeched's all-out aggression against a mournful ambient backdrop. "These pillars have always been weak," declares Morbey in the opening verse, each bellowed syllable dripping with disgust for the status quo. "I'm dreaming of a desert, but it's lost on me."
"It's no frills and straight to the point," Morbey wrote in a statement about of the new ripper. "We wanted it to be as hard-hitting and violent as possible. The song doesn't follow a standard structure it — it progresses in a way that felt natural when it was written."
You can pre-order You Took the Sun When You Left here, and read on for the album artwork and track listing, as well as the band's upcoming tour dates.
Leeched - You Took the Sun When You Left track listing:
01. "Cripple the Herd"
03. "The Stone and the Steel"
04. "By the Factories"
06. "A Mouth Full Of Dirt"
07. "Born In Sand"
08. "Raised By Lead"
09. "Hollow-Point Weddings"
10. "Harrow the Pastures
11. "You Took the Sun When You Left"
Leeched tour dates:
Jul. 23 — Newcastle, England — Think Tank *
Jul. 24 — Wolverhampton, England — Slade Rooms *
Jul. 25 — Brighton, England — Sticky Mike's *
Jul. 26 — Bournemouth, England — The Anvil *
Jul. 27 — London, England — Borderline *
Aug. 20 — Birmingham, England — Asylum 2 ^
Aug. 21 — Newcastle, England — Trillians ^
Aug. 22 — Bristol, England — Rough Trade ^
Aug. 23 — London, England — The Underworld ^
Aug. 24 — Brighton, England — The Green Door Store ^
Aug. 25 — Leeds, England — Break The Chains Festival
* w/ Employed To Serve
^ w/ Full of Hell