• The Vibe

Leopard Rays released their new single 'Need You' on October 30th

After the success of August’s Times A Factor, Kid EP Leopard Rays return with a brand new track

Where deep melodies meet the purest of rock riffs Need You is a rip-tide of excitement and security, freedom and relationships, sobriety and excess.

With that comes a paradoxic yearning for the more prosaic things in life albeit with a head full of lust and a heart full of joy; a juxtaposition of body and brain…

Whether a fervoured celebration or just a reflection in a pond, Need You is a shared experience or a memory, like a wax seal on the envelope of life.”

Hartlepool’s Leopard Rays have graced stages at Stockton Calling, and played the inaugural Heelapolooza and Gathering Sounds Festivals. They have also been playlisted on BBC Music Introducing and supported the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses and Estrons and played their own dates in Manchester, London and Newcastle plus sold out shows in their hometown as they continue to grow both musically and in support. Layers of dreamy guitars, lush reverb drenched vocals mixing a pop mentality with a penchant for a crunching riff when the mood takes them.

The alt.rock four-piece take their influences from the likes of Pearl Jam, Oasis and Ride for fans of other local luminaries such as Plaza and The Yada Yada Yadas. Previous singles ‘Daydream’ was four minutes of infectious riffs and twisting melodies while fan favourites ‘Moon’ and ‘I’m Japan’ reflect a more mellifluous and all-out rock direction respectively.