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Medictation

Medictation

Graeme Philliskirk and Hugo Mudie

Paper + Plastick Records
By on Jan. 30th, 2016 at E-mail

 

 

 

Several years in the making, Medictation are a unique Trans-Atlantic project born from the ashes of Montreal’s The Sainte Catherines and Sunderland’s Leatherface. While both projects were laid to rest in 2012, the seeds of this musical combination began to sprout. Now, just over three years later, the fruits of that labour is finally available for general consumption through the fine folks at Paper + Plastick Records in the form of Warm Places.

We had a quick little conversation with Graeme Philliskirk and Hugo Mudie to discuss how this odd-ball collection of musicians formed Medictation.

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Leatherface - Dog Disco

Leatherface

Dog Disco

BYO Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Before Dillinger FourHot Water Music and Avail, there was Leatherface. A small, independent punk band from Sunderland, England. The now three piece punk rock band just released their latest album,Dog Disco on BYO Records; and the thirty minute album does practically nothing to disappoint you.

As soon as you press play and the disc starts spinning in your CD player, you are blown away. The intense multi-layered riffs of Hoodlum grab your attention immediately, twenty seconds into it, lead vocalistFrankie Stubbs comes in with his harsh, gruff voice that makes the group standout. Your first impression may be the same as mine was: the vocals are too laid back, too soft, too hard to make out; they don’t stand out and get smothered out by the guitar work. This, at first, is annoying. But after spinning the disc a few times, his husky voice grows on you; and you realize that the music is the main focus of this group. The guitars are loud, and you want to have the bass of your player turned down to really hear it; but the guitar work is intricate and never constant. They can play it fast and loud like in Eggbound, or smooth and captivating like in Hoodlum, or even slow it down to a ballard-like song with Plastic Surgery. The aforementioned track steals the show of the album quite simply because it takes you by full surprise. You are sitting through a hard rocking set of songs and then BAM! Suddenly you get a slow, melodic, sing along song topped off with Stubb’s unique English accent and it opens your eyes to the fact that the band is able to bring something more to the table.

Leatherface brings something needed to the punk rock scene. Some maturity and something different from what everyone else is making these days. A plus, its great to see a band from my second hometown making such great albums like this one.

Leatherface Streaming Upcoming Live Album

The good folks at Amp Magazine are streaming Sunderland UK’s Leatherface‘s brand new live album.  The double disc offering is entitled Viva La Arthouse and includes a total of 19 songs.  The album is set for an imminent July 2011 release via No Idea Records.

 The album features the Melbourne set from their 2010 Stormy Petrel World Tour, which saw the band perform on stage in Canada, America, Japan and Australia. The record itself was  was recorded and mixed at Melbourne’s famous music venue The Arthouse by Poison City Record’s Matt Bodiam.

 The band last released The Stormy Petrel in 2010.

Listen to the disc here.

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Leatherface To Tour Australia And Japan

Sunderland, UK’s Leatherface has announced that they will be touring Australia and Japan to support their most recent studio album, The Stormy Petrel, which saw a North American release earlier this year via No Idea Records.

The band previously had to call off their tour of the US due to expected customs issues.

Current our dates can be found below.

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Tours: Leatherface (Australia and Japan)

LeatherfaceSunderland, UK’s Leatherface will be touring Australia and Japan to support their most recent studio album, The Stormy Petrel, which saw a North American release earlier this year via No Idea Records. You can read below for a list of tour dates.

The Stormy Petrel is the band’s ninth full-length album and was released by various labels worldwide. The North American LP/CD version was released March 23rd via No Idea Records. Their version featured entirely different cover art and overall layout than the European, Japanese, and Australian versions. Read More…

   

Leatherface Denied US Entry – Cancel Tour

LeatherfaceLegendary UK punkers Leatherface have been denied entry into the US and have been forced to cancel their upcoming stateside tour.  Exact details are scarce, but the unfortunate mishap also means that Suburban Home’s Ninja Gun have been forced to cancel their accompanying supporting dates.

Leatherface released their first album in six years, The Story Petrel, this past March through No Idea Records.

Leatherface: Pale Moonlight Live

LeatherfaceIf You Make It has posted a live video of Leatherface performing “Pale Moonlight” live at the Knitting Factory.

The track comes from the band’s 1993 full-length Minx. Earlier this year they released their first album in six years, The Stormy Petrel, on No Idea Records.

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Leatherface Interview and Live Footage

LeatherfaceSunderland, UK’s Leatherface recently stopped by Jack Rabid’s Rabid in the Kennel show on Breakthru Radio for a rare and detailed interview and to record a few live tracks. Among the songs performed was “Dead Industrial Atmosphere,” originally found on their 1992 full-length, Mush. You can click here to view the video and here to listen to the interview.

Leatherface will soon be returning to the States for a month-long tour in support of their most recent studio album, The Stormy Petrel, released last month on No Idea Records. The first round of dates is listed below, with more dates to be confirmed soon. Ninja Gun and label mates Young Livers have been selected for support. Read More…

   

Tours: Leatherface, Ninja Gun, Young Livers (USA)

LeatherfaceSunderland, UK’s Leatherface will be returning to the States for a tour in support of their most recent studio album, The Stormy Petrel, released last month on No Idea Records. The tour will be a month long, with more dates confirming soon. Ninja Gun and label mates Young Livers have been selected for support. The dates are below.

The Stormy Petrel is the band’s ninth full-length album and was released by various labels worldwide. The North American LP/CD version was released March 23rd via No Idea Records. Their version features entirely different cover art and overall layout than the European, Japanese, and Australian versions.

BYO Records released the band’s last album, Dog Disco, in 2004. Read More…

New Pictures: Leatherface, Fucked Up, New Found Glory, Saves The Day

Leatherface On the off chance you haven’t been keeping up with our awesome media gallery, I’d just like to point out a few new photos that we’ve recently added to the gallery.

First off is some new photos of Sunderland’s legendary Leatherface live in Saint Catharines, Ontario at the L3 Night Club; those photos can be seen here. Opening up for them that night was Toronto’s favourite spastic punk band Fucked Up and Lanny snapped some photos of them here too.

Then, jumping south a bit, Paris snapped some pictures of New Found Glory on their tenth anniversary tour of their self-titled album along with Saves The Day and HelloGoodbye. Those pictures can be seen here.

Stream Leatherface’s Stormy Petrel

LeatherfacePunknews.org has launched a stream of the new album from Sunderland, UK’s Leatherface. You can head over to the band’s profile page to stream The Stormy Petrel in its entirety.

The Stormy Petrel is the band’s ninth full-length album and will be released by various labels worldwide. The North American LP/CD version will be released March 23rd via No Idea Records. Their version will feature an entirely different cover art and overall layout than the European, Japanese, and Australian versions released this week.

BYO Records released the band’s last album, Dog Disco, in 2004.

   

Stream Leatherface's Stormy Petrel

LeatherfacePunknews.org has launched a stream of the new album from Sunderland, UK’s Leatherface. You can head over to the band’s profile page to stream The Stormy Petrel in its entirety.

The Stormy Petrel is the band’s ninth full-length album and will be released by various labels worldwide. The North American LP/CD version will be released March 23rd via No Idea Records. Their version will feature an entirely different cover art and overall layout than the European, Japanese, and Australian versions released this week.

BYO Records released the band’s last album, Dog Disco, in 2004.

   

Leatherface Previews New Album, The Stormy Petrel

No Idea RecordsSunderland, UK’s famed punk act Leatherface have posted a two minute promo video promoting their new album,The Stormy Petrel. On top of some tour dates, the video features clips of several songs from the upcoming full length.

The Stormy Petrel is set to be released on February 23, 2010 through No Idea Records in North America and on the band’s own Big Ugly Fish Recordings in the UK. This will be the band’s first new studio album since 2004’s Dog Disco on BYO Records.

The video can be seen below.

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