Kiran Leonard at The Harley, 16.03.15

We’re delighted to announce that the awesome Kiran Leonard will be coming to The Harley on 19th March. Tickets for the show are onsale now online, or in person with no booking fee from the venue.

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Kiran Leonard is a mercurially talented 19-year-old musician from Oldham, Greater Manchester. The debut double Bowler Hat Soup was released in late 2013 as an original limited run of 300 vinyl copies, and his music has won acclaim from publications as diverse as The Guardian, NME, Pitchfork, The Line Of Best Fit, The Quietus and Mojo.

Three singles from the album were playlisted by BBC Radio 6 Music, who also featured it as an Album Of The Day, and Kiran was invited to perform on both the Marc Riley and Lauren Laverne shows. Kiran was also invited to co-present a special edition of the Freak Zone with Stuart Maconie, made a guest appearance on Steve Lamacq’s Round Table, and has performed live on BBC Radio 4′s Front Row programme

“Kiran Leonard makes manic, rippingly good music” – Drowned in Sound

“It’s worth reminding yourself that the swarming deeps, lo-fi thumbprints and careworn erudition of Bowler Hat Soup would represent a career-best achievement for a preternatural craftsman of any age” – Record Collector

“there’s so much depth (before we even get to Leonard’s fascinating vocal yelps and stream-of-consciousness lyrics) and variety it’s verging on the unbelievable that it was written before he was even out of school” – The Line Of Best Fit

“…without a doubt the most invigorating song I’ve heard all year” – Pitchfork

“He’s supremely, eclectically gifted – meet the Manc mutha of invention” – The Guardian

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