MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Free, 21+, 10pm
Hailing from the heartland of America, Ohio’s Leggy is a blonde-heavy dream punk trio exploding with empowered earnestness, an undeniably catchy pop sensibility and that ever timeless grrrl in-and-out of love allure. With influences drawn from contemporary artists like Lana Del Rey & St. Vincent, as well as 90’s jammers like The Breeders and Hole, Leggy produce a unique style of music that equal parts dark pop and shimmery punk.
Leggy began after singer/ guitarist Veronique Allaer took a hip-breaking tumble off a fire escape days after graduating from college. Priorities drastically rearranged, she ditched the plans for grad school and instead moved into a house with her two best friends and music lovers, Kerstin Bladh and Christopher Campbell. The three began crafting raucous yet infectious garage pop led by Bladh’s fuzzed out and slinky bass lines, fortified with Campbell’s heavy-hitting yet tight drum beats, and sweetened with Allaer’s saccharine vocals.
After releasing three eps in under two years supported by incessant touring, Leggy have gained a national following in the States and have enjoyed significant airplay from college radio and attention from blogs. Leggy have played over a dozen festivals and have shared the stage with many notable and buzz-worthy bands such as Bully, EMA, Ex Hex, Cursive, Colleen Green and Tweens.
Leggy’s newest ep, a tape called DANG was released January 8 2016 by Manic Static, the label where bands such as Twin Peaks and Ne-Hi got their start. The tape, which premiered on Noisey, was supported by a week long Midwest tour in February and month long tour to Austin and back in March 2016.
“Raw, catchy as hell, and utterly dance-able, Cincinnati trio Leggy make skin-bearing garage rock that isn’t afraid to rip the guise off dated and romantic tropes.” –Noisey
“…lo-fi productions of infectious melodies, bubblegum punk and a taste of not giving a fuck.” – She Shreds Magazine
“ It discomfits. It unsettles. It reassures. I would have covered this for Melody Maker.” -Everett True
“They’d previously released the commendably great Cavity Castle EP, which wound up being quite a few people’s favorite EP of 2014. Now, the band’s hell-bent on capitalizing on that momentum and they’re doing it in enthralling fashion.” – Heartbreaking Bravery
More information on LEGGY: https://leggy.bandca