Saint Leonard’s Horses will release ‘Little Girl Scientist’ on 19th May, the same day that the album ‘Good Luck Everybody’ is released physically on vinyl.
SAINT LEONARD’S HORSES WILL RELEASE THE SINGLE ‘LITTLE GIRL SCIENTIST’ ON 19TH MAY
IT’S TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM ‘GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY’, RELEASED PHYSICALLY ON XTRA MILE RECORDINGS ON 19TH MAY
“Fiercely original ” Clash
“Atmospheric and intriguing & ambitiously cinematic” – Loud & Quiet
“a surrealist, mystical odyssey of self-discovery, maximal hedonism and jaws-of-death revelation” NME
“The best rock and roll shaman in town” – The Huffington Post
Saint Leonard’s Horses will release the single ‘Little Girl Scientist’ on Xtra Mile Recordings on 19th May. It is taken from the album ‘Good Luck Everybody’, which was mostly recorded at Stanley Kubrick’s Estate in England. The only track that was not is this single; which was recorded at Melrose Studios in Hollywood.
According to Leonard, who signed his recording contract in the shadow of William Blake’s grave in London, ‘Little Girl Scientist’ is, “a true story, only the names have been changed to protect the not particularly innocent.” Rather than use his horses, he used a wrecking crew made up from the LA session scene. The narrative revolves around, “the end of a remarkably tempestuous relationship with one of the most remarkable people I had ever met. It was a union that seemed fated to the extreme, and also unfolded in a staggering/baffling number of geographic locations. We met touring cities of Europe, and then it continued across the UK. We then drove ourselves gradually insane up and down the Hollywood Hills, then to NYC and Nashville until it all finally crash landed at a motel in Big Sur, at a wedding which was thankfully not ours…” He concludes, “It’s also my personal polaroid of Los Angeles and particularly the Laurel Canyon music scene I was immersed in at the time. I am happy that we came pretty close to capturing the pervading mood of that weird city, it’s a binary place – heaven and hell.”
The recording of the album became somewhat of a transatlantic Odyssey, starting out in a gothic church on the moors of Yorkshire, then to the Hollywood Hills with a detour through the Mojave Desert, a log cabin in Nashville, not to mention a mind twisting stint in a NYC hotel. It ended with the recording at Childwickbury Manor in St Albans, the former home of legendary film director Stanley Kubrick. The album was engineered by Kubrick’s grandson in a studio adjacent to the great man’s study, recording in the house where parts of famed movies like The Shining, Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide Shut were filmed.
In the past few years Leonard has toured the UK and USA supporting and playing shows with Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, Bob Dylan, The Strokes, Beck, The Libertines, Billy Bragg and Wolfmother. The live band then further honed their skills through extensive touring and festival appearances including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, The Great Escape, Port Elliot festival, SXSW and British Summer Time in Hyde Park.
‘Good Luck Everybody’ is an ungodly collision of big country sound and misty isle musings – as thrilling a listen as is the story of its conception.
Hear the album ‘Good Luck Everybody’ here: https://soundcloud.com/
Saint Leondard’s Horses will play The Borderline, London on 19th May.