Leopardo: "Is it an easy life?"
Leopardo started as a solo project in 2016, recording psychedelic lo-fi love songs by himself, all for the same girl. The solo album « Di Caprio » went out in november 2018 on We don’t make it records and Montagne sacrée records.
To play the project live, Leopardo became a band in 2018, with active members of the underground rock’n’roll scene of Switzerland (Frei & Tour Vagabonde in Fribourg, Drunken Sailors and Spazio Morel in Lugano). They already toured a lot in Switzerland supporting bands as Thee Oh Sees, Tess Parks or Acid Baby Jesus, and played different shows in France, Belgium, Italy and Germany.
The new band album « Is It An Easy Life ? » to be release on September 27th was recorded live and mixed with members of the Pussywarmers and the band in Lugano : the songs have been mixed in a spontaneous way, directly on tape. The title track single is also supported by an video directed by Radiana Basso.
The 9 songs are talking about the fears and the passion of love, depression, oppressive working life, hangover generation and eventually ends up with an absurd Chinese army fantasy. Obviously influenced by classics such as Syd Barrett, the Velvet Underground, the Stooges, or even - less famous - the Country Teasers, Leopardo mixes the sweetness of psych love songs with the rawness of a lo-fi punk sound and one or two chord primitive jams, expressing love, happiness, fear and melancholy.
Leopardo departs today on a European tour in support of the new album. Keep an eye on Leopardo by following their social links:
Cover Art credit: Virginie Jemmely