Bloggers favourites Randolph’s Leap are a 32-limbed wonder from Glasgow currently making pioneering moves into such genres as pop-scotch, drip-hop and windy-rock. They specialise in songs which usually feature more instruments than they do chords. The band hatched in the late 2000s when songwriter and classically-trained stylophonist Adam Ross placed an advert in the local newspaper seeking competent jazz kazooists. Although frequently spotted in the wild performing as a solo act, during mating season Randolph’s Leap will often puff itself up into an eight-piece band.
An already colourful and expansive (if definitely not expensive) output has seen them embrace a variety of formats from CDR to vinyl and neon cassette, and includes such home and studio-recorded rarities as 2012’s Randolph’s Leap & The Curse of the Haunted Headphones mini-album (“FUNNY POIGNANT ACOUSTIC ARIAS” ★★★★ – THE LIST) and Hermit EP (“TWEE-POP AT ITS MOST LITERATE AND CHARMINGLY DAFT” – THE SUNDAY HERALD) and 2013’s Real Anymore mini-album (“A GOOD, OLD FASHIONED, BIT OF FUN” ★★★★ – IS THIS MUSIC?). Randolph’s Leap’s full-length debut album proper will be released on Lost Map in early 2014.
“THEY ARE ACE” – MARC RILEY, BBC 6MUSIC
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