Q&A Scene: Pat Reuter Town


Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

We’ve just released ‘Let You Go’ the first single off our forthcoming EP, its a high energy rock track with a comic film clip to boot. Currently on the road heading up and down the East Coast.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

We’ve just got the final mixes back for our EP ‘The Heathen Circus’, we recorded it at the end of last year in Byron Bay off the back of a massive string of touring. Jeff Martin our producer had us record the whole thing live and we love how we’ve captured the energy of the live show.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

Toast – cause it’s crunchy.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

When we left for Melbourne the other morning we had to pull over in Sydney peak hour after realising we’d left the vans boot open, luckily not a thing fell out.

What, or who, inspires you?

Places we go, people we meet, music we hear.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Bah bah black sheep

What’s next for you?

We’ve got another video clip in the boiler room that we’ll be dropping before the release of the EP later this year. Also we’re looking forward to locking ourselves up in the country somewhere to write some new songs after this tour wraps up.

What’s your scene?

4am on a Monday morning

It’s been a meteoric couple of years since LEPERS & CROOKS first came together.
The Sydney based 5 piece rockers have been hailed as one of the country’s hardest working bands – tallying up an impressive 200 shows across 2014/15 and garnering a reputation as one of Australia’s must-see live acts. [pullquote]”Whatever it is, they have IT. When you see a band that works, no matter if it’s the pub in Griffith or Wembley stadium. I’ve seen these guys, they have something special. I can’t wait for Aussie music fans to experience it “– BECKO TRIPLE M[/pullquote] Armed with their charismatic stage presence, easy-going nature and killer tunes,
Lepers & Crooks have earned industry attention both in Australia and overseas. Signings to date include Ian Huffam from X-Ray Touring (UK/Europe), Scott McKenzie from Premier Artists (AUS) and Chris Murphy’s Murphy Music Publishing (AUS).
Taking a break from touring towards the end of last year, the five-some relocated to ‘The River House’, a secluded musical retreat set on 100 acres just outside of Byron Bay to focus on writing and recording.
The result, their most intoxicating EP to date, ‘THE HEATHEN CIRCUS’ features six tracks produced by none other than The Tea Party front man Jeff Martin due out later this year. [pullquote]“These 5 gifted young musicians have sincerely restored my faith in rock n roll. They live it, they breathe it, and they own it.”JEFF MARTIN – TEA PARTY[/pullquote]
‘LET YOU GO’ is the first single to drop from THE HEATHEN CIRCUS.
A raw, melodious and uncompromising garage-rock assault, the single at once channels an iconic rock sound with the added swagger of young band about to hit their stride.
Let You Go is out now via Lepersandcrooks.com.au
Lepers & Crooks are touring Australia now.

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