VENUE CHANGE FOR METAL BREW CONCERT
Please note that the venue for the Metal Brew outdoor concert on July 18th has been changed. The event will now take place at Barnet Rugby Club, Byng Road, Barnet. EN15 4NR. For more info go to www.metalbrew.co.uk
LEAF HOUND TO PLAY METAL BREW 2015
Leaf Hound will be on the bill at this year's Metal Brew Festival in London on Saturday July 18th. The Festival has been ressurected this year following several year's hiatus, and it's one that Leaf Hound headlined back in 2006. This year's event sees Leaf Hound join Satan, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and Amulet amongst other bands on the bill. For more info, check out the gigs page and the festival website at www.metalbrew.co.uk
On Saturday April 18th, Leaf Hound are delighted to be heading back to Sweden to headline a club show in Stockholm, at Geronimo's FGT.
MARCH/APRIL GIG NEWS
Leaf Hound will be joining STARZ once again, this time at the Camden Underworld on March 12th.
This will be followed by the Eel Pie club gig on March 26th. In April Leaf Hound will be headlining a small festival in Twickenham, before heading to Stockholm, Sweden. Details of these two April gigs will be confirmed shortly.
Leaf Hound's annual Eel Pie gig will take place on March 26th 2015
NOVEMBER GIG ACTION!
After a bit of a hiatus, Leaf Hound will return to the stage for the first time since April for two special gigs in November. First up the band are delighted to be going back to Spain for their second appearance at the Serie Z Festival in Jerez on November 1st. Following that they head back to the Camden Underworld in London on November 10th for a show as special guests to the legendary Trouble, with support from Amulet. Should be a good one!
'LIVE IN JAPAN' OUT NOW ON RIPPLE MUSIC WORLDWIDE!
The CD/DVD and standard vinyl editions of 'Live In Japan' is out now via Ripple music!
LIMITED EDITION SPLATTER VINYL VERSION OF 'LIVE IN JAPAN' AVAILABLE FROM RIPPLE THIS SUNDAY!
Standard versions available from January 14th!
SEE YOU ALL AT THE GARAGE, HIGHBURY, LONDON ON DECEMBER 18TH FOR A SPECIAL SHOW WITH STARZ!!
**LEAF HOUND ON STAGE 8.00**
'LIVE IN JAPAN' ALBUM NEWS & SPECIAL DECEMBER LONDON SHOW
Leaf Hound's 'Live In Japan' album and DVD is finally set for release in Europe and North America on hot American label Ripple Music! Expect a January release in various vinyl and CD/DVD formats.
Leaf Hound will also be returning to the stage at London's The Garage on December 18th as special guests to legendary American rockers STARZ!
Leaf Hound's 'Freelance Fiend' has been used as the soundtrack to a new Casio watch advert! Check it out here
LONDON SHOW IN JULY
Leaf Hound return to live action on Friday 26th July with a gig at The Water Rats in London's Kings Cross
LEAF HOUND 'LIVE IN JAPAN 2012' ALBUM/DVD OUT NOW IN JAPAN!
Leaf Hound's 'Live In Japan 2012' album and DVD set is now out in Japan on Captain Trip records. Expect a worldwide release later this year. the Japanese album is out on green vinyl with a poster cover, accompanied by the full show on DVD.
Check the album out on Captain Trip's website here http://captaintrip.co.jp/index.php?main_page=page&id=60&chapter=0
JAPAN LIVE ALBUM/DVD UPDATE AND T-SHIRTS
The live album and DVD from Leaf Hound's July Tokyo gigs has now been mixed and edited and is looking and sounding great! This should be available, in Japan initially, early next year via Captain Trip Records.
There are also a limited number of exclusive t-shirts from those Tokyo gigs now available via this website. Check our the Merch page and grab a rare and collectable bargain!
Leaf Hound have just confirmed a date for an Eel Pie Club gig on 28th February 2013. The band are also looking forward to their first appearance on Spanish soil at next week's Serie Z festival.
DOMO ARIGATO JAPAN!!
Leaf Hound would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to the shows in Tokyo and made it a big success! The band had an amazing time in Tokyo and met so many wonderful people - you know who you are! Special thanks to Ken Matsutani and Kyoko Hayashi for organising the whole thing and making us feel so welcome while we were there.
LEAF HOUND TO HEAD TO SPAIN FOR THE SERIE Z FESTIVAL
Leaf Hound can confirm they have been added to the bill at the Serie Z festival in Sala Paul, Jerez, Spain on 2nd November. The band will be appearing alonside the likes of headliners Y&T, Warrior soul, Dan Baird and Flaming Sideburns.
Leaf Hound can also reveal that the upcoming shows in Tokyo, Japan at the end of July will be recorded and filmed for a live album & DVD release.
JAPAN WARM UP GIG IN HIGH WYCOMBE
Leaf Hound will be playing a gig at the recently revamped and legendary Nags Head venue in High Wycombe as a warm up for their 2 Tokyo shows at the end of July. The gig is on Saturday July 21st, and the first support band to be confirmed are Desert Storm. More details on the gigs page.
Thanks to everyone who turned out for the show in Chatham, Kent last week and it was of course a real shame that the show could not go ahead because of a localised power cut.
There's more details on Leaf Hound's Tokyo, Japan shows in July available via links on the gigs page. The gigs are being organised by Japan's very own Captain Trip Records, and check out the link below to their site. The band are, of course, looking forward to performing for the Leaf Hound fans in Japan!
MORE YOU TUBE CLIPS!
Loads more You Tube clips from Roadburn and Desertfest are appearing. Keep em coming and check out the links on the Videos page!
Thanks to everyone who filled the hall to capacity for the Leaf Hound performance at this year's Roadburn festival, and sorry to those who couldn't get in. Leaf Hound had a great time at the Roadburn and special thanks goes to Walter and his team for their hospitality and superb organisation throughout. There's already a clip of Leaf Hound performing 'Freelance Fiend' at the festival on You Tube and a link can be found on the videos page.
Leaf Hound's allotted stage time at the upcoming Desertfest at Camden Underworld on Sunday 8th April is 4.40pm and the band's set will be 40 minutes.
ED PEARSON DEPARTS, PETE HERBERT JOINS
Sadly, Ed Pearson has now left Leaf Hound and is replaced by new bass player Pete Herbert. We welcome Pete, and would like to thank Ed for the immense contribution he has made to Leaf Hound since 2004.
LEAF HOUND TO HEAD TO JAPAN!
Leaf Hound will be playing 2 shows in Tokyo, Japan on July 27th & 28th. More details to follow.
CHATHAM GIG RESCHEDULED
The gig at the Brook Theatre in Chatham with STRAY has been rescheduled for Friday 25th July.
STRAY/LEAF HOUND CHATHAM GIG POSTPONED
The gig with Stray scheduled for Saturday 21st had been postponed. This may well be rearranged for May, but at this stage it is still to be confirmed
NEW T-SHIRTS!! - GROWERS OF MUSHROOM 40th DESIGN
The brand new design 'Growers Of Mushroom' 40th anniversary t-shirts are now available on line from the merch page
Leaf Hound will be playing the Desertfest in Camden over Easter next year, on Sunday 8th April. Go to www.thedesertfest.com for more details.
There's some new You Tube footage available of Freelance Fiend & Drowned My Life In Fear from the recent Borderline Growers Of Mushroom gig. Link available on the videos page. Thanks to Rich at aftersabbath for putting it up there.
Leaf Hound will be on stage at 9.00 at the Borderline gig on Fri November 4th.
Leaf Hound will be appearing at another classic rock extravaganza in Kent on Saturday 21st January. This time it's at the Brook Theatre in Chatham, once again with Del Bromham's Stray.
Leaf Hound will be returning to the Roadburn festival in Holland next April to perform 'Growers Of Mushroom' in its entirity. Leaf Hound's performance will take place on Saturday 14th April.
Rise Above act Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell have been confirmed as the support band for Leaf Hound's Growers Of Mushroom show at The Borderline in London on November 4th.
'GROWERS OF MUSHROOM' 40th ANNIVERSARY SHOWS
Leaf Hound are currently lining up a series of shows to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic 'Growers Of Mushroom' album. The band will be performing the whole album in its entirity at these shows. The first one to be confirmed is a show at The Borderline in London on Friday 4th November. More will be confirmed in due course, including a rather special Festival appearance in Europe next year, which has already been confirmed, but not yet announced.
Leaf Hound will be heading down to Kent on July 22nd for a night of Classic Rock, where they will be teaming up with the mighty Stray and Black Water. For more details and a link to buy tickets, go to the gigs page. More Leaf Hound gig news to follow soon!
WHOLE LOTTA REVIEWS
Check out the reviews page which has been updated with some of the recent reviews the band have received, including one from the new issue of Classic Rock, out next week, plus Kerrang, Get Ready To rock and Uber Rock.
See you at the Skill Wizard on Feb 12!
Leaf Hound will be appearing at the Skill Wizard club at the Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, London on Saturday Feb 12th.
Leaf Hound were recently band of the week of Dave Rabbit, a DJ in Dallas Texas. Cheers Dave. Check it out here.
Leaf Hound will be popping into Total Rock radio at 5.00pm on Tues Jan 4th as guests of Sara Harding.
Happy new year to all Leaf Hound friends, and see you at THE UNICORN CAMDEN for the gig on the 8th!!
CAMDEN GIG JANUARY 2011
Leaf Hound will be returning to Camden on Jan 8th 2011 for a gig at the Freakout night at the Unicorn. Free entry! Ciome on down and kick start 2011!
New You Tube clip! Full version of Growers Of Mushroom from the September Underworld gig!
There's also a new Leaf Hound Facebook page set up by some kindly soul. Check it out here.
Thanks to everyone who attended the recent shows at Isle Of White Hawkfest, Camden Underworld & Eel Pie Club & gave the band such a great reception. Special thanks to Tygers Of Pan Tang for making the Underworld show such a great rockin double bill.
There is a good clip of Leaf Hound from the Underworld show performing The Man With the Moon in Him on You Tube now. Check out the videos page for a link to it & thanks to 'Mickjazzman' for filming & uploading it.
LEAF HOUND ON GET READY TO ROCK
Leaf Hound are the 10 for 10 featured band for September on Get Ready To Rock! There will be lots of Leaf Hound activity throughout the month, so visit getreadytorock.com or follow the link from the Home Page.
There is now an interview with Pete, conducted by Mark Taylor, and an exclusive live track '105 Degrees' on the Leaf Hound feature page on Get Ready To Rock! Click on the link below
Pete and Jim also appeared on Tina Saul's show on total rock radio on Monday 13th, a podcast of which should be available soon via totalrock.com
LEAF HOUND TO PLAY THE HAWKFEST IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Leaf Hound have been added to the bill at this year's Hawkwind Hawkfest which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend at Afton Down, Isle Of Wight - the site of the original 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival 40 years ago. The event also celebrates Hawkwind's 40th anniversary. Leaf Hound will be appearing on the Sunday, 29th August. Time to be confirmed. For more info check out www.hawkfest.com. A link is on our gigs page.
And dont forget to get your tickets for the Leaf Hound/Tygers Of Pan Tang 'Cats'n'Dogs' gig at the Camden Underworld in September!
UNDERWORLD GIG TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Tickets for the Leaf Hound/Tygers Of Pan Tang gig at the Underworld in September are now on sale via Ticketweb or See
Tickets. Follow the links on the gigs page to buy.
LEAF HOUND BACK IN SEPTEMBER AT THE UNDERWORLD!
Leaf Hound will be returning to the stage on 17th September at London's Camden Underworld, where they will be teaming up with NWOBHM legends Tygers Of Pan Tang for a great double bill.
Following that, there will be an appearance at the Eel Pie Club on Sept 29th, with more dates to follow.
LEAF HOUND MAKE THE GRTR TEN FOR 10
Leaf Hound have made the final selection of the Get Ready To Rock! 10 for 10 and are now one of the 10 bands that GRTR! will feature and promote throughout 2010. Many thanks to everybody that took the time to vote for the band and thanks also to the GRTR! panel for the final selection.
Get Ready To Rock! Radio will be featuring the ten selected bands at 10.00 pm on Sunday 14th Feb, so tune in via the GRTR! website.
VOTE LEAF HOUND!! ON GET READY TO ROCK
Leaf Hound have been shortlisted for the Get Ready To Rock '10 for 10' Bands for 2010 vote. Get Ready To Rock is a great online rock magazine and radio station, and the shortlist consists of new and established bands they consider to be deserving of wider recognition. Click the GRTR link below for more info and get your vote in for Leaf Hound now!
Thanks to everyone who braved the ice and snow in Camden last week for the Freakout! gig at the Unicorn. It was a really great night and the band thoroughly enjoyed it.
EARLY JANUARY LONDON GIG - A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES
Leaf Hound will be kicking off early in 2010 with a local gig in Camden, London on Saturday January 9th. Leaf Hound will be appearing at the opening night of a brand new club night being run by our friends at Metal Brew. The club is called Freakout! and the vibe is heavy, psychedelic and 70's! The venue is The Unicorn on Camden Road. More details on the gigs page.
On another note, the band would like to thank the guys & gals from The Orange Factory in Leuven, Belgium for their hospitality. A great night was had by all and a big thankyou to everyone who was there and gave us a great reception. Special thanks to the guys from Siena Root who really helped the band out with the loan of their gear.
LEAFHOUND TO PLAY BELGIUM!
Leaf Hound will be heading out to Belgium for the first time to play at the Orange Factory 12th Anniversary gig in Leuven on Saturday 21st November. The gig also features Colour Haze, Siena Root and Highway Child. More details at the Orange Factory Website www.orangefactory.be
BRIGHTON GIG ADDED
Leaf Hound will be playing Brighton on Friday September 4th at The Latest Music Bar. See gigs page for more details.
NEW GIGS ANNOUNCED & LIVE ALBUM UPDATE
Leaf Hound will return to the stage in August for an appearance at the CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL 2009 on August 7th. The band will line up on the Main Stage alongside Barclay James Harvest and Mostly Autumn amongst others.
On September 16th, the band will return to The Eel Pie Club in Twickenham. Details of both gigs and weblinks are on the Gigs Page.
The live album has now been mixed & we await an update on a release date which we will of course publish as soon as we know.
There's also a great archive interview feature we have unearthed from 2007 to be found at www.rockreads.com/IV_Leaf_Hound.htm
MERCH PAGE UPDATED - NEW T-SHIRTS ON SALE NOW!
The Merch page on this site has now been updated, making it easier for anyone wishing to get Official Leaf Hound T-Shirts. The 'Electric Mushroom' design that has proved popular at recent gigs is now available online, and payments can be made directly and securely via Paypal. Check out the Merch page now!
LIVE ALBUM UPDATE
We had a few initial problems regarding the tapes of the live recording, which we are happy to announce are resolved. Mixing is due to start very soon, although at this stage we cannot confirm a release date. Watch this space!
MELLOBOAT DVD TRAILER
There is now a trailer for the forthcoming Melloboat 2008 DVD posted on You Tube featuring a clip of Leaf Hound playing 'Sad Road To The Sea'. Check out the Videos page for the link. More details of when the DVD will be available when we get them. In the meantime, check out some new pics of Leaf Hound's performance there on the pics page.
Leaf Hound would like to thank all our friends for their continued support throughout 2008, and we wish you a great Xmas and a very happy 2009. We have received so many messages and emails from around the world, from Scandanavia to Australia, telling us how much you enjoyed 'Unleashed'. We really appreciate these messages of support, so thanks to each and every one of you. We will see you in 2009 with a brand new live album!
LEAF HOUND TO RECORD LIVE ALBUM
Leaf Hound will be returning to The Peel in Kingston on Friday October 24th for a special gig to be recorded for a live album. Come on down to give the band your support and make it onto the album! Info on the gigs page.
Leaf Hound will be following this up with a couple of November gigs in association with Eel Pie Club. They take part in a special event at the Movieum on London's South Bank on Saturday November 8th. On Weds 12th the band then appear at Twickenham's Eel Pie Club, where support will come from young rockers Thunderchild, featuring a certain Dominic French, whose father you will be familiar with! More details of both gigs on the gigs page. See you there!
URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT! - MOONFEST CANCELLED!
Leaf Hound are very disappointed to learn that the Moonfest 2008 festival has been cancelled at very short notice. There have been several newspaper articles over the past couple of days concerning the Wiltshire Constabulary withdrawing the festival's licence for the Friday, due to some ridiculous concerns over crowd safety because of Pete Doherty appearing. Although Saturday, when Leaf Hound were due to appear, and Sunday were unaffected by this bizarre police action, the organisers felt that it was necessary to cancel the whole event. Leaf Hound are very sorry to fans who were planning to attend to see the band on what would have been a great day of rock on the Saturday.
ALL SET FOR THE MOONFEST!
It's all systems go for the Moonfest at the end of this month as the formal granting of the licence has now taken place. Saturday 30th promises to be a great day with Leaf Hound lining up alongside The Australian Pink Floyd, Ozric Tentacles, Zenyth, Stone Gods and Jet King. Leaf Hound will be playing an hour long set at 4.30pm, taking to the stage following the Stone Gods. Check out the gigs page for more details and a link to the Moonfest website. See you there!
ATOMIC BITCHWAX / LEAFHOUND BORDERLINE GIG CANCELLED
Due to circumstances completely beyond the control of the band, the previously announced gig at The Borderline in London on July 6th is cancelled. The band were really looking forward to this gig and apologise on behalf of those responsible for any inconvenience caused to those who wished to attend. The band will still be appearing at The Peel in Kingston on August 2nd and will be trying to line something up to compensate for The Borderline cancellation. See gigs page for a list of upcoming gigs.
Leaf Hound have been added to the bill at this year's MOONFEST festival in Wiltshire. The band will appear on main stage on Saturday 30th August alongside Australian Pink Floyd Show, Ozric Tentacles, Pete Doherty, Zenyth and Jetking amongst others. The festival is a three day event in association with BBC Wiltshire ans takes place between 29th and 31st August. For more info check out their website at WWW.MOONFEST.CO.UK and our gigs page.
SUMMER GIGS ANNOUNCED
Leaf Hound have announced the first shows in a series of Summer gigs, starting with a show at London's Water Rats Theatre on June 4th. Check out the gigs page for more details.
PETE FRENCH INTERVIEW
The latest edition of LOW CUT webzine freatures an article on Leaf Hound by Stephanie Thorburn with a full interview with Pete French and a previously unseen pic of the band taken by Hugh Gilmour. To check it out click here.
A big thanks to everyone for a great reception at the Mellotronen Mello Boat 2008 Fest. The band had a lot of fun and were delighted to be joined on stage by Per Wiberg from Opeth who added some superb keyboards to Breakthrough & Growers Of Mushroom. Thanks Per & good luck on tour!
It was great to meet so many friendly faces in Sweden again & we hope to see you again before too long. Thanks to Ronny Svensson and of course Stefan Dimle and all his crew for looking after us so well.
'UNLEASHED' WORLDWIDE DOWNLOAD
'Unleashed' is now available in all territories for download via iTunes.
MELLOBOAT VIDEO CLIPS, PICS & REVIEW
Some video clips of Leaf Hound's performance on the Melloboat have started to appear on YouTube. As and when we spot them, we will post links to them on the VIDEOS page. The first 3 are on now - thanks to whoever filmed and posted them.
We have also posted the first review of Leaf Hound's performance on the reviews page. There are also some excellent pictures now published on the internet, courtesy of Harald Bjervamoen and rockprog.com. To view them click here.
'UNLEASHED' NOW AVAILABLE ON DOWNLOAD
The new album Unleashed is now available as a digital download on iTunes in the UK & Europe. Just go to iTunes and search on 'leafhound'. The album is very shortly to be available worldwide as a digital download and we will post a news item when this is up and running.
A BIG THANKS FROM LEAF HOUND!
Leaf Hound would like to thank all our friends for their fantastic support during 2007. The new album 'Unleashed' has been very well received and we would especially like to thank everyone who has taken the time to send us emails telling us how much they like the album. It is greatly appeciated, and we hope to catch up with as many of you as possible at gigs during 2008.
We would also like to thank all the journalists who have given us really positive reviews. Special mention to the writers of CLASSIC ROCK who named 'One Hundred And Five Degrees' as one of the TOP 100 SONGS Of 2007. We would also like to thanks KERRANG writer Alastair Riddell for naming 'Unleashed' in his TOP 10 ALBUMS of 2007.
See you at the next gig at the Eel Pie Club in Twickenham on Jan 23rd (see Gigs page) and dont forget to book your place on the MELLOBOAT for the MELLOTRONEN 21st ANNIVERSARY SCHIZOID BOAT FESTIVAL in March where Leaf Hound will be joining Opeth, Comus, Katatonia and many more for what promises to be a great party!. Check out their MySpace site at www.myspace.com/melloboat
NEW ALBUM FINALLY UNLEASHED!
Well it's been a long wait, but November 12th 2007 is here and Leaf Hound's brand new album 'Unleashed' is finally out! The album is available from numerous on-line retailers including HMV, Play.com, Amazon etc. The album will also be available for download in the very near future and we will confirm details shortly. The album has already picked up some great reviews in magazines such as Kerrang! and Classic Rock. These will all the added to the reviews page as and when they appear.
NEW LEAF HOUND TRACK ON CLASSIC ROCK CD!
'One Hundred and Five Degrees' from the new album 'Unleashed' is featured on the Best New Music of 2007 CD free with the December issue of Classic Rock Magazine.
LEAF HOUND ON NEW MOJO CD!
The original Leaf Hound recording of 'Freelance Fiend' from the Growers album is featured on the 'Heavy Nuggets' CD with the December issue of MOJO magazine.
EEL PIE GIG ANNOUNCED
Leaf Hound will return to the Eel Pie Club in Twickenham for a gig on January 23rd.
Thanks to everyone who came down to the Camden Underworld for the 'Unleashed' launch show. We're very greatful for the terrific response we had and thanks go to Litmus, Gentlemens Pistols and Earthling Society for making it a great Rockin night all round.
PRE-RELEASE COPIES OF 'UNLEASHED' ON SALE!
There will be 25 signed pre-release copies of the new album 'Unleashed' on sale at The Underworld show this coming Sunday, 28th. First come first served, so get there early to bag a copy!
NEW GIGS ANNOUNCED - Manchester Date & Mellotronen Festival 2008!
Leaf Hound will be heading to Manchester for the first time in November with a gig at the Star & Garter on Nov 21st.
The band will also be appearing at the '21st Anniversary Schitzoid Boat' Mellotronen Festival on 8th & 9th March 2008. The 36 hour festival takes place on the Silja Symphony ship sailing from Stockholm, and Leaf Hound line up alongside 14 other bands including Opeth, Comus & Katatonia.
More details on the gigs page. Further gig announcements to follow.
NEW ALBUM COVER REVEALED
As you may have noticed on the home page, the cover art for the new album 'UNLEASHED' has been revealed. The band would very much like to thank Hugh Gilmour for the excellent job he's done with the artwork.
RELEASE DATE AND ALBUM LAUNCH GIG FOR 'UNLEASHED' CONFIRMED
The official release date set for Leaf Hound's new album 'UNLEASHED' is November 12th.
To launch the release of the album, Leaf Hound return to The Camden Underworld on October 28th to headline the second night of the 'All Hallows Festival'. More details on the gigs page.
BARFLY GIG CANCELLED
The recently advertised gig at the Camden Barfly on October 7th has had to be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Rescheduled dates, including a London show should be announced shortly. Ticket refunds at point of purchase.
NEW ALBUM NEWS!!
Leaf Hound are pleased to announce that a deal has been done for the European release of the new album UNLEASHED on the R.A.R.E. label, a new subsidiary of Repertoire UK. Expected release is late September/early October. The album will feature 105 Degrees, Barricades, The Man With The Moon In Him, Nickels & Dimes, Stop Look & Listen, Overtime, Too Many Rock'n'Roll Times, Deception, Breakthrough (a reworking of the Atomic Rooster classic). More details to follow.
The band are currently lining up a series of gigs soon after the albums release.
Until then, see you at TAPESTRY GOES WEST FESTIVAL on August 10th!
2 SUMMER GIGS ANNOUNCED
Two summer Leaf Hound shows have just been announced. On July 25th, the band play the legendary EEL PIE CLUB in Twickenham.
In August, Leaf Hound will be appearing at this year's TAPESTRY GOES WEST FESTIVAL in South Wales, taking place over the 10th & 11th of August. More details on the gigs page.
T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE HERE!
Leaf Hound T-Shirts are now available through this website. See the new 'Merch' page.
FORTHCOMING GIGS - TICKET NEWS
Advance tickets are on sale for the Camden Barfly gig on April 29th with Winters & Invasion. You can get them from www.wegottickets.com or www.stargreen.com. Price is £6 plus booking fee. You will also be able to pay on the door on the night, admission £7.50. See the gigs page and www.myspace.com/kbyrocks for more details.
The Art Wood Tribute gig at York House on March 25th has now sold out. There will be no tickets available on the door.
FEB 07 - EXTRA!
LONDON BARFLY GIG ANNOUNCED
Leaf Hound will be playing the Camden Barfly on Sunday 29th April, promoted by KBY. Guests are Winters & Invasion. More details on the gigs page.
CHARITY GIGS ANNOUNCED
Leaf Hound return to the live stage later this month with the first of two charity shows. The first is on Tues Feb 20th at The Spitz in London where Leaf Hound headline the final night of three benefit shows for RESONANCE FM, who are in need of funds to keep broadcasting. More details at www.spitz.co.uk and check out the Resonance 104.4 FM website at www.resonancefm.com.
On Sunday 25th March, Leaf Hound feature in 'ART - A Musical Tribute to Art Wood' at York House, Twickenham. Leaf Hound will be playing a short set previewing some of the songs from the new album. Art Wood was a very close friend of Pete's and the band are pleased to be able to make an appearance. Check out the gigs page for more details of the show, which features a host of music faces.
These are the first Leaf Hound appearances since the band took a break from live work at the end of the Summer and are currently lining up more shows, soon to be announced.
CLASSIC ROCK ARTICLE
Leaf Hound are featured in the March 07 issue of Classic Rock, in an article on 'The Pioneers Of Heavy Metal' written by Sleazegrinder. It features a short interview with Pete.
NEW VIDEOS ON YOU TUBE - LEAF HOUND AT SWEDEN ROCK!
Two new videos have been added to the videos page - 'Too Many Rock'n'roll Times' performed at the 2006 Sweden Rock Fest, and 'Freelance Fiend' from London. Check out the videos page.
SWEDEN ROCK DVD/CD
Leaf Hound's performance of 'Breakthrough' at this year's Sweden Rock Festival is featured on the live CD of the Sweden Rock 2006 DVD/CD set, released on Oct 27th. The DVD features a post-gig interview with the band. The set also features performances from Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Cactus, Krokus, Celtic Frost, Alex Harvey Band and Venom amongst others. You can get a copy from the Sweden Rock website via their online shop swedenrockshop.com.
LEAF HOUND ON YOUTUBE
There are currently some great clips of Leaf Hound live performances to view on You Tube. Tracks featured are 'Too Many Rock'n'Roll Times', 'Growers Of Mushroom' and 'Stray' from the Putney show in August as well as a clip of 'Drowned My Life In Fear' from the band's first gig at the Camden Underworld in Oct 2004. Go to youtube.com and search on Leaf Hound. We will shorly be publishing some links to these clips from this website.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the recent passing away of Keith Young, the original Leaf Hound drummer. Every fan of the Growers Of Mushroom album will know what a superb performance he gave on that record and what a great and influential drummer he was.
He leaves behind his son Lewis, and everyone currently involved with Leaf Hound offer their sincere condolences to him.
Regular visitors may notice that leafhound.net has undergone a slight revamp featuring new pics and brend new 'Reviews' and 'Releases' section.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Metal Brew show in North London recently. It was a great festival, small but perfectly formed! The audience was one of the best we’ve had the pleasure of playing to so far. Thanks to all the other bands who made it a great day & special thanks to Stu and his team for all their hard work in making it a great day.
Thanks to everyone at Sweden Rock for making us feel very welcome back in Sweden – what a festival! Thanks to all involved in the organisation for looking after us so well and a special thanks to all the people who gave us such a great reception. For a review and pictures of the Leaf Hound performance, go to www.rockprog.com
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY GIG ANNOUNCED
Leaf Hound return to The Half Moon in Putney on Sunday 27 th August.
See you at Metal Brew July 22 nd!
LONDON SHOW IN JULY – METAL BREW 2006
Leaf Hound will be headlining this year’s Metal Brew Festival in Mill Hill, North London on July 22 nd. Its an outdoor event featuring 7 other bands. More info on gig page or www.metalbrew.co.uk.
Thanks to everyone involved with this year’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg. It was a great day and Leaf Hound would like to thank everyone there for the great reception. It was great to meet so many of our friends from all over Europe. Special thanks to Walter for taking the time to organise such a fantastic event and all the crew. All the bands kicked ass and it was great to catch up with our friends from Orange Goblin, Witchcraft and Gorilla.
Leaf Hound’s set featured the debut performance of new track ‘The Man With The Moon In Him’. The band should be returning to Holland later in the year.
LEAF HOUND TO PLAY SWEDEN ROCK!
Leaf Hound will be playing this year’s SWEDEN ROCK festival on 8th June at 5.45pm.
LEAF HOUND ON TOTAL ROCK
Leaf Hound will be back in the Total Rock Studios as guests on Samantha’s ‘Royalty Of Rock’ show from midnight to 3am on Friday 14 th April. Tune in at www.totalrock.com
LEAF HOUND IN MOJO MAGAZINE
There’s a full page feature on the ‘Growers Of Mushroom’ album and an interview with Pete in the latest issue of MOJO, in the Buried Treasure feature.
LEAF HOUND SINGLE OUT NOW!
Leaf Hound have a limited edition 7” single out now on Rise Above Records. It features the full live versions of Freelance Fiend and Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times and was recorded, with the assistance of Humbug, at the Borderline show last September. It’s available from freakemporium.com and riseaboverecords.com amongst others. But hurry! It’s a strictly limited edition!
Thanks go to Lee Dorrian and the guys at Rise Above.
LEAF HOUND PLAY THE ROADBURN!
Leaf Hound are pleased to announce their first show in Holland at this year’s ROADBURN FESTIVAL in Tilburg on Saturday 22 nd April. More details at www.roadburn.com and on the gigs page.
LEAF HOUND IN FILM SOUNDTRACK!
Leaf Hound’s Freelance Fiend is on the soundtrack to the new Neil Jordan film Breakfast On Pluto on general release from January 13th.
RADIO NEWS AND OTHER STUFF!
Check out Leaf Hound on Resonance FM on Wednesday December 21st between 5 & 6.30 when the band will be doing a live session of four songs and well as having a chat. You can pick it up in London on 104.4 FM or listen via the internet on www.resonancefm.com.
We hope you also caught Pete and Jim’s interview with Twang on Total Rock radio at the start of December. 6 tracks from the ‘Growers’ reissue were played. Many thanks to all the guys at Total Rock for that one. Check em out at totalrock.com.
Thanks also to all those who also turned out for the Leaf Hound festive shindig in Soho last week. We had a great night and had a great response once again. Thanks to Drew for some great DJing and also to Money Shot and Filthy Love for great sets.
We hope to see some of you at our ‘secret’ new year’s eve gig in London. We’ve been sworn to secrecy by the promoter, but here’s some clues... It’s a great club that we’ve been associated with at some point this year. Possibly a festival… bayeux. Carole King.
Remember to put the Putney gig in your diaries as well…Jan 29th
To everyone that’s dug the Hound this year…THANKS & HAVE A ROCKIN XMAS!
LEAF HOUND XMAS GIG!
Leaf Hound will be playing a festive shindig at the Soho Arts Club on 8th December. See gig page for more details.
The Re-release of the Growers Album is finally in stock and available from all the usual places including play and freakemporium.com
Recording of the new album should be finished by the end of the year
A January gig has just been announced at the Putney Half Moon
GROWERS OF MUSHROOM – NEW EDITION
The word from Repertoire Records is that the release date for the new edition of Growers Of Mushroom is 10th October. It’s being released in a digipac format, and features the entire original album, remastered, along with the previous bonus tracks and of course the new bonus track, ‘Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times’. It’s available just about everywhere online and in most good record stores.
Click on the new SOUNDS section of this site to get to our MySpace page where you can listen to three tracks – ‘Freelance Fiend’, ‘Stagnant Pool’ and ‘Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times’. More to come!
LONDON GIG ANNOUNCED
Leaf Hound will be playing a show at The Borderline, London on Weds September 21st. Special guests will be Pig Iron. See gigs page for more details.
Leaf Hound would like to thank everybody at the Kaktusfestivalen for the great welcome and reception we received. The Swedish people definitely know how to rock! We look forward to returning to Sweden in the future. The set played was Stagnant Pool; Drowned My Life In Fear; Stray; Overtime; Sad Road To The Sea; Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times; With a Minute To Go; Freelance Fiend; 105 Degrees; Growers Of Mushroom; Hipshaker.
LEAF HOUND IN SWEDEN!
Leaf Hound will be making their first ever appearance in Sweden in July. The band will be appearing at the KAKTUS 2005 festival on Saturday 23rd July. For more info, see the gigs page.
LEAF HOUND FOR TAPESTRY GOES WEST 2005
Leaf Hound will also be making an appearance at this year’s TAPESTRY GOES WEST festival in Cornwall. Looks like a lot of fun, so check out the gigs page for more info.
MICK HALLS APPEARS WITH LEAF HOUND!
Well the rumours turned out to be true, and the band’s recent show at the Underworld on Easter Sunday was made even more special by the appearance of Pete’s original sidekick and Leaf Hound founder member, the one and only Mick Halls, who was visiting the UK from his home in California.
Mick of course wrote all the original Leaf Hound songs with Pete all those years ago, and it was a real honour for the guys in the band to have him join them on stage for this gig. What made it even more amazing was the fact that before the gig, Mick had never even met the new guys in the band, let alone rehearsed with them. He just picked up his guitar and played the entire set superbly, linking up really well with Luke. It shows what an outstanding talent Mick is.
It was an explosive gig, and once again the audience reaction was brilliant. Thanks to everyone who came along and witnessed this special event. The set played was Stagnant Pool, Drowned My Life In Fear, Stray, Sad Road To The Sea, With A Minute To Go, Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times, 105 Degrees, Freelance Fiend , Growers Of Mushroom. Check out the pictures page for some pictures of the show.
As we write, Pete is currently on his way to Germany to finalise the ‘Growers’ re-release as detailed below. Next gig, Twickenham on April 8th, details on the gig page.
PETE ON THE RADIO!
Pete will be a guest of Malcolm Dome on TOTALROCK radio on Friday 25th March, from 3pm. As well as talking about the band, the interview will feature the first public airing of the new track ‘Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times’. Tune in at www.totalrock.com
IMPORTANT GIG NEWS!!
LEAF HOUND will be making another appearance at The Underworld, Camden on SUNDAY 27TH MARCH. Following the cancellation of Pentagram’s scheduled appearance there, Leaf Hound will be stepping in and teaming up with Sweden’s finest WITCHCRAFT for what promises to be a great night. And watch this space, because there may well be a special appearance by a VERY special Leaf Hound guest!
GROWERS OF MUSHROOM RE-RELEASE
We’re pleased to say that the wait is nearly over and Repertoire Records will be re-releasing the ‘Growers Of Mushroom’ album real soon. The album will be repackaged with extra pictures, liner notes and lyrics and the whole thing will be digitally remastered too. But that’s not all! As well as containing the whole original album in all its remastered glory along with the extra tracks from the previous release, it will also feature the first brand new recording from Leaf Hound in over 30 years! ‘Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times’ was recently recorded with Harvey Birrell at Southern Studios in London and is sounding rather fine. As the track had gone down so well at all the live shows, the band chose to get it recorded and put on the new release as an extra extra bonus track. A release date has not yet been confirmed, but expect it to be late March/early April.
LEAF HOUND & MOUNTAIN
The gig with Mountain at The Underworld was another stormer, thanks to everyone who gave us yet another great reception. Thanks also to the legendary Lesley West and Corky Laing for a classic Mountain set. You couldn’t meet a nicer guy than Corky, who kept us entertained throughout the whole evening.
For the record, the Leaf Hound set for this one was Stagnant Pool, Stray, Sad Road to the Sea, With a Minute to Go, Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times, Freelance Fiend, 105 Degrees and Growers Of Mushroom.
The next gig will be at The Rose Room, Twickenham Stadium with the Art Wood All-Stars. More info on the gig page.
Thanks to everyone who gave us such a great reception at the Camden Underworld on the 19th, we really appreciate it. Thanks also to Orange Goblin and Sloth, who both played killer sets. A great night was had by all. The Leaf Hound set for this one was Stagnant Pool, Drowned My Life In Fear, Stray, Sad Road To The Sea, Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times, Freelance Fiend and Growers Of Mushroom.
Leaf Hound T-Shirts are now available and we’ll be selling them through this site very soon so keep checking the site for details.
A lot of people have been asking us about CD’s, so here’s the score. The reissue of ‘Growers Of Mushroom’ has completely sold out, so its not that easy to get hold of at the moment. We’re looking to get a fresh reissue out, hopefully repackaged and remastered, so please be patient and we’ll try to get it sorted as soon as possible. In the meantime, try to avoid the temptation of buying a bootleg. It’ll be worth the wait.
We’re about half way through the writing for the new album; January/February should see the rest of the writing finished, so that we can hopefully start recording around March or April.
Finally, we’d like to thanks all our Freelance Friends for the great support we’ve received since the return of the band. We hope to see as many of you as possible next year, especially those overseas or outside of London who haven’t yet had a chance to see the new band.
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2005 from all at Leaf Hound HQ.
- details of the next gig, which is a full set headline show are on the gigs page. Its in Pete's old stomping ground of the Eel Pie Club at the White Horse in Richmond.
– DEBUT GIG
Well the debut gig of the new band as special guests to Nazareth at the Camden Underworld was a real success. Thanks to everyone there for making it a special night for the return of the mighty Pete French. The band performed 8 songs – Stagnant Pool, Drowned My Life In Fear, With a Minute To Go, Stray, Freelance Fiend & Hip Shaker from the old stuff plus two newies – Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times & 105 Degrees.
Thanks also to our freelance friends overseas for all the messages of support. We've had messages from all over Europe, America and even Japan! It's nice to know you're out there and we'll do our best to see you in 2005.