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Leopard Rays Release New EP ‘Time’s A Factor, Kid’

Teesside rockers Leopard Rays release infectious new 4-track rock EP including hit singles 'Brother' and 'Daydream'.

“With rock riffs at the ready and enough of a rebellious streak, genuine dangerous edge and a musical swagger to die for Leopard Rays have taken lockdown by the scruff of its neck and are ready to re-emerge to take on all-comers. From the opening bass motif and oddly goth-inflected Brit-rock shimmer and simmering sibling rivalry of Brother soon transcends into a rollicking ode to non-conformity ffo Foo Fighters, and Oasis at their earliest snarling, punk rock best; heavy as all hell but beautifully melodic.

Mining the forgotten gems of Mansun, Sugar and the tail-end of grunge for melodic recourse Daydream is an anthem of these times, a year or more lost to daydreams and nightmares. The opening couplet of Pass You By “Let’s pretend/ we’re going nowhere/catch your breath/cos’ we’re going down”, is less a youthful call to tune-in and drop-out and more a wry knowing one can only have from living through 2020 as the world around them paradoxically ground to a virtual halt but ultimately celebratory as they get ready to burst out of the other end…

And the title track is altogether more introspective and shows a completely different side to a band still growing up themselves before another crunching riff comes in, as if they had forgotten themselves for a few moments, while some operatic change of tempos and a premature ending hint at ambitions way beyond…”

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