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Behind the Scenes: The Leers

11 September, 2014

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BEHIND THE SCENES: THE LEERS IN THE RED BULL STUDIOS AUCKLAND

If you’d kept an eye on The Leers’ Facebook recently, you’d have spotted a few clues, including a photo of Ben Lawson behind the glass in the control room; a pic of The Leers’ Matt Bidois, Jack Furniss, Jacob Buchan and James Kippenberger toasting their success in an Auckland apartment; and a release date, “I CAN’T COPE 18/09/14”.

Those tip-offs all point towards one reveal, news of the band’s brand new single, recorded, mixed and mastered at Red Bull Studios Auckland. ‘I Can’t Cope’ is The Leers’ first fresh offering since their tune ‘Day To Day’ was released back in April – and, as front man Matt Bidois explains, it’s a song they’ve been marinating on for the past few months.

“It’s one of the few songs that we didn’t really come up with on the spot,” he says. “Jacob and Jack built the rhythm of the whole thing and then we all added our bits one at a time.”

“We first went into Red Bull Studio in July, and that was when we came up with a bunch of ideas to fit into the song. We returned this month to track with Ben, and that’s when it all came together. It’s only now that we’re crashing back to reality, going back to our day jobs after two weeks of living the dream in the studio!”

This two week window of opportunity allowed Bidois and the boys to do much more than get a new single in the can; they used the time to track 12 fresh tunes for their debut album.

Find out release dates and read the full story here.

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