LEAONE (pronounced ‘Lee-own’) is a smouldering new talent from Beccles in Suffolk. Ostensibly one man with a deep, rich vocal sound which has seen him described as the missing link between Leonard Cohen and Lana Del Rey, ‘Oh My Sweetest Sin’ is Leaone’s debut EP following 2016’s lush, lovelorn DIY embrace of ‘Young Green Eyes’ and ‘Goldtooth’.
Backed by live guitar, drums, keys and a multitude of symphonic effects Leaone eased into 2017 with a perfectly-balanced triplet of shows in Norwich, Dalston and Stowmarket. Continuing the East Anglian theme, the seaside scenes in his upcoming ‘Fly, My Swallow’ video were filmed at Wells-Next-the-Sea beach on the North Norfolk coast.
Produced by the singer himself, and mixed by Jim Lowe (Stereophonics), Leaone wrote the melancholy but redemptive songs in his parent’s attic after a series of events (losing his girlfriend, losing his job and getting mugged) led him back home to his native East Anglia.
Following on from live shows with the likes of Emmy The Great, Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble, Wooden Arms, Desperate Journalist and Animal Noise; Leaone is now prepping for the release of his full fat four-track EP release on Fierce Panda in June, and his release show, as detailed below.
Intriguingly, in an interview with M Magazine late last year, when asked why music was important Leaone replied: “Because it helps to contain my madness”. Something quietly sensational this way comes…