Kiran Leonard released ‘Bowler Hat Soup,’ got remixed by Field Music (streams & UK tour dates)
by Bill Pearis
Last year, Manchester singer-songwriter Kiran Leonard released Bowler Hat Soup, an exceedingly assured debut, filled with momements both lovely and loud. It was all the more impressive considering Leonard was 17 upon its release. If you're unfamiliar, you can stream it below. Coinciding with his first proper UK tour, Leonard has released a version of "Geraldo's Farm" from the album that was remixed by Peter Brewis of Field Music and The Week That Was. Says Peter:
I've managed to ruin pieces of music before, but they're generally been my own - remixing takes this anti-skill of mine to a new level. Anyhoo, although I did almost as much deleting as I did recording (it's pretty minimal) I had lots of fun doing it and realized a lifelong ambition to do a track that includes an 'I feel for you' pastiche hi-hat part. I also couldn't bare to leave the recorder/penny whistle stuff out so I utilized them as a break-down solo.
Brewis adds some complex drumming and a lot of synthesizers, giving the song an entirely new flavor. You can stream the "Geraldo's Farm" remix, and listen to the original and a live version, in this post.
As for playing North America, no word yet. But all UK tour dates are listed, along with streams (all of which are pretty different), below...
Kiran Leonard - Geraldo's Farm at the 6 Music Festival
Kiran Leonard - 2014 UK Tour Dates
15 July Norwich, Epic Studio
16 July Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
17 July Brighton, The Hope
18 July London, Sebright Arms
24 July St Albans, The Horn
25 July Wakefield, The Hop
26 July Manchester, Gullivers
28 July Leicester, Cookie Jar
29 July Bristol, Old Bustop
30 July Newcastle, Think Tank
31 July Edinburgh, Electric Circus
01 Aug Slaidburn, Cloudspotting Festival
02 Aug London, Visions Festival
26 Aug London, XFM X-Posure Live @ The Barfly
29-31 Aug Larmer Tree Gardens, End Of The Road Festival
05 + 06 Sept Portmeirion, Festival No. 6