8 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his second album Oxford University student Kiran Leonard employs fragile folk, abrasive post-punk, math-rock polyrhythms and a body-image parable about a squid. And that’s all in one song: the epic, flighty “Pink Fruit”. Even if his overwrought vocal and naggingly melodic riffs suggest Jeff Buckley, everything else he conjures is impressively singular in abandon and ambition. Particularly enthralling is “Don’t Make Friends with Good People”, a Petri dish of noise-rock, afrobeat, chamber pop and throaty angst.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his second album Oxford University student Kiran Leonard employs fragile folk, abrasive post-punk, math-rock polyrhythms and a body-image parable about a squid. And that’s all in one song: the epic, flighty “Pink Fruit”. Even if his overwrought vocal and naggingly melodic riffs suggest Jeff Buckley, everything else he conjures is impressively singular in abandon and ambition. Particularly enthralling is “Don’t Make Friends with Good People”, a Petri dish of noise-rock, afrobeat, chamber pop and throaty angst.

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