Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


Although little known outside of punk circles, Leatherface has produced a highly impressive body of work and had in vocalist/guitarist Frankie N.W. Stubbs a sublime lyricist and, in conjunction with original second guitarist Richie Hammond, an outstanding songwriting team. Formed in Sunderland, England, in 1988, the band in addition to Stubbs and Hammond comprised drummer Andrew Laing and bass player Stuart Schooler. A five-track demo followed the same year as well as local gigs, and the following year saw the band undertake their first European dates (although minus the briefly absent Hammond). A double a-side ‘Beer Pig’/‘Cherry Knowle’ preceded the debut Cherry Knowle, which saw the band laying down the foundations for their later work. Fill Your Boots quickly followed, with fast and abrasive tracks such as ‘Razor Blades And Aspirin’ and ‘New York State’ demonstrated their grip of hardcore dynamics and pop sensibilities....

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