Leanbh – Carousel

Leanbh (pronounced lan-iv) is Gaeilge for child but it’s also the name of another band to appear from county Meath in the last couple of years (also check out the more appropriately labelled (for a Meath band) Ham Sandwich). Leanbh are quite glorious for a couple of reasons. Firstly it affords us Irish the chance to boast about how fertile our local scene is (it isn’t) and secondly much craic can be gleaned from the inevitably hopeless pronunciations from non Irelanders. Leanbh may be fresh out of their cots but they’ve hit the ground running with songs like ‘Carousel’ and with an appearance at HWCH on the way it’ll be interesting to hear how Odette Hopkins vocals fare when faced by Ciarán Duignan’s Rollerskate Skinnyesque chord outbursts. In this regard Leanbh should be both seen and heard. KD

Leanbh – Carousel

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More Info: Official & Myspace
Year: 2007

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  1. Anonymous
    September 15, 2007

    the first listening: early in the song, I thought, “this intro is irritating”, but then the vocals started at the first verse – things got better. really like the way the different layers of vocal parts build up. first impressions do not always apply. especially when one has not heard the whole song yet. this song could have been a disaster, but they pulled it together – nice job.also noting: 1. minute drum riff before the intro. 2. at the very end the sound is taken apart/taken down really quick.

  2. September 15, 2007

    the first reading: early in your comment, I thought “this fella is gonna rip the song apart”, but then the words started to applaud – things got better.really like your description. first class comment.

  3. Anonymous
    September 17, 2007

    hey thanks,you have a really cool blog here. one post, one group, one mp3. neat. and a lack of irritating hype. people need this, because there is a cornacopia of indie out here, and it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate all the indie sludge.mp3hugger listens to the indie so I don’t have to.

  4. September 17, 2007

    Why thank you Anon, btw it’s not you Mam is it?

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