UK musician Kiran Leonard just released his new album, Grapefruit, via Moshi Moshi. It's a varied and highly ambitious work, that ranges from towering torch song ballads to noisy indie rock and all points in between. (In a song like the 16-minute "Pink Fruit," it makes time for all of that.) While drawing from a variety of influences -- both musically and lyrically -- Leonard is an original. It's compelling, complex, ambitious, unashamedly pretentious, and pretty great. You can watch the video for the single version of "Pink Fruit," and stream a couple other songs, and listen to the whole album via Spotify, below.

Kiran has yet to visit North America, but he's currently on tour in the UK an Europe. All dates are listed below.


Kiran Leonard - 2016 Tour Dates
25 March - York, Fulford Arms
26 March - Stockton, Georgian Theatre (Stockton Calling)
27 March - Sunderland, Pop Records (instore)
27 March - Newcastle, Cumberland Arms
28 March - Edinburgh, Electric Circus
29 March - London, Rough Trade East (solo instore)
30 March - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
31 March - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
01 April - Oxford, Bullingdon
02 April - Bath, The Nest
04 April - London, The Lexington
05 April - Ramsgate, Music Hall
06 April - Cambridge, Portland Arms
07 April - Nottingham, Bodega
09 April - Cardiff, DimSŵn
7-9 July - Slovakia, Pohoda Festival
29 July - Slaidburn, Cloudspotting Festival
19 August - Brecon Beacons, Green Man Festival
22 August - Bristol, Louisiana
23 August - Brighton, Patterns
24 August - London, 100 Club
25 August - Manchester, Deaf Institute

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