Domenique Dumont – People On Sunday

We’re delighted to welcome a new signing with considerable pedigree to the Leaf stable. Domenique Dumont, whose hazy exotica albums Comme Ça and Miniatures De Auto Rhythm you may already be familiar with, is the thoroughbred in question. Released on Parisian electronic label Antinote, the records have garnered something of a cult following, and are well worth investigating if you […]

Laurence Pike – ‘Ember’ video

Laurence Pike and visual artist Clemens Habicht continue their fruitful working relationship with a new video for ‘Ember’. Taken from the album Prophecy, which was recorded in response to the recent wild fires that devastated Australia, the track sees Pike weave his muted magic on drum kit, between triggered piano and vocal samples. “The video accompaniment to ‘Ember’ is an […]

Sarathy Korwar – Best Independent Album at AIM Awards

The virtual champagne was flowing as Sarathy Korwar (virtually) walked away with the (actual) gong for Best Independent Album of the Year at the AIM Awards last night, for his album More Arriving. We’re delighted to see this record’s acclaim grow, and for it to continue to find a wider audience. Indo-jazz, Indian classical music, hip-hop, dub and spoken word […]

Sarathy Korwar – More Arriving limited edition transparent orange vinyl

The plaudits for Sarathy Korwar’s powerful More Arriving album keep coming with a nomination for Best Independent Album at this year’s AIM Awards alongside the likes of Nick Cave and Kim Gordon, with the winner to be announced on August 12. To celebrate, we’re pressing 300 on transparent orange vinyl which will be released September 11th. You can pre-order at your local independent record […]

Laurence Pike – Prophecy out now

Laurence Pike’s Prophecy album is out now. His third solo album in as many years, he continues in a rich creative vein. Developed over a four week period and recorded ‘as live’ on drum kit and sampler in a single day, with the ominous backdrop of Australia’s catastrophic wild fires darkening the Sydney skies. Pike eloquently describes […]

Laurence Pike – ‘Death of Science’

Laurence Pike’s third solo album Prophecy is released next week. Ahead of that we can all mourn the ‘Death of Science’ – an abstract rumination on politics trying to deny the nature of the universe, in which broken voices and muted drums attempt to spin around the certainty of the physical world. Prophecy by Laurence Pike Pre-order/pre-save Prophecy now on yellow vinyl […]

Sarathy Korwar (feat. Zia Ahmed) – ‘Turner on the 20’

Listen to Sarathy Korwar’s brand new track ‘Turner on the 20’, which features vocals by Zia Ahmed, whose cutting social commentary was central to last year’s More Arriving album and live shows. In a country currently tearing itself apart in how it recognises its colonial past, timely doesn’t even come close. Read Sarathy’s statement about the motivations in creating the track and […]

Szun Waves – Three EP

Szun Waves have put together an EP exclusive to Bandcamp for Juneteenth, with all proceeds going to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. It features ‘Slow Motion’ which was only available on the vinyl edition of 2018’s New Hymn To Freedom, plus two previously unheard tracks from the the album sessions at James Holden’s Sacred Walls studio. Download Three on a pay what you feel basis. […]

Nightports w/ Betamax out now

Nightports’ collaborative album with the mighty Betamax of The Comet Is Coming is out now. It’s the second in a series of albums by Adam Martin and Mark Slater featuring sounds produced by just one performer and their instrument, in this case drum kit and percussion. It follows 2018’s Nightports w/ Matthew Bourne. Leaf’s little black book is very much open… Nightports w/ Betamax by […]

Matthew Bourne – 1674

1674 by Matthew Bourne Matthew Bourne has put together an intimate EP of improvisations for Fender Rhodes and Roland Space Echo especially for Bandcamp day. “The recordings are unadorned by lavish post production or any kind of attempt to make them into something else by enhancement,” Bourne explains. “I hope that you will enjoy 1674 as a snapshot of two […]