London based, psych/ electronic punk outfit, Legpuppy have recently announced an intoxicating collaborative single release titled, ’Secret Friend’ with the incredible Swedish, Grammy award-winning, electro-pop artist, Josefin Öhrn. The single is set for release February 14th and the band is currently working on shooting a music video to accompany this forthcoming single, which has been extracted from Legpuppy’s forthcoming album, There’s No Rock Stars, due for a summer release.
I recently spoke to the lead protagonist of Legpuppy, Darren Laurence at a live show in Glasgow, Scotland, In which I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing him for UK Entertainments website, Louderthanwar.
Within the interview Darren casts light onto what Legpuppy means to him, what direction he is going in creatively, the inspirations behind the songs for both past and recent material, recent European shows, where he places Legpuppy within the music industry, as well as talking about forthcoming summer shows and much more.
It was a very funny, insightful interview, so please keep an eye over at Louder for that publication! Revel also has a fantastic batch of photos from their live show over on Gobophotography/Revel Rousers Facebook social media page for your viewing pleasure.
Just in case some of you may not know, Josefin Öhrn has a band called, The Liberation, combining psychedelic rock and pop with colourful elements from countless other genres to create a distinctive sound. Her music is experimental and hypnotic and is just waiting to win you over. If you are not familiar with her works, I recommend you check out her albums, Horse Dance, Mirage and Sacred Dreams. Darren expressed in his interview that this particular collaboration is such a big deal for Legpuppy and that they are extremely excited about this forthcoming single release.
Please tune into the radio edit version of the single below on the following.
Also, Revel Rousers managed to capture some footage of Legpuppy at Glasgow’s The Old Hairdressers. They were a challenge to capture in the dark, and the sound is a little blown out, but i did my best to capture and deliver a snippet of their allconsuming vibration. I hope you appreciate.
In many senses, I am still discovering myself through the complex tapestry in which life continues to weave, gaining unique physical experience in order to aid the progression of my precious spirit, this will continue for the rest of my fated days and my understanding of who I am shall be determined through how I learn to react, act and adapt towards the circumstances I face. I do sincerely hope the span of this life is enough to fully come to terms with the potential of my unique existence, through deep-rooted understanding, compassion, and love, and that I may fully acknowledge the absolute full potential of my existence through the network of others.
Thus far the core of my being has learned through unique experience and individual perspective that I am most certainly a creative soul who takes solace in the truth & liberty of artistic expression. Freedom lays behind the eyes within the evocative realm of one's imagination, transforming originality through individual perspective, this is when my art becomes yours. Inspiring, motivating different modes of expression to overall influence and shape a better world, to help elevate to a higher consciousness. We are part of the great web of life and in this way each and every one of us are interconnected, to create a major shift in consciousness. We must wholeheartedly start to believe in what can be created for the greater good of this world, in my view it is most certainly the power of thought and intention which connect us, no matter how near or how far.
Being understood has always been of paramount importance to me, self-expression is something I have been aware of from a very young age. From my point of view, artistic expression has always been the most liberating and uniting mode. When I am not caught up in life's cogs I love to write poetry, short stories, and shoot photographs. I adore and feed off music, so I highly enjoy capturing the live music scene in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. I also enjoy writing for Uk Entertainments website, Louder than War, as well as run my own music blog www.Revel Rousers.org, Amalgamating my love of music, writing, as well as photographic expression (Music, Landscape, Street, Wedding), which gives me a great sense of creative release, therefore forging a strong sense of purpose in the way of documenting life's remarkable moments.
I find working with creatives within the music industry is wholly inspiring even though at times it can be quite challenging, after all, the greatest realizations and lessons learned are born out of challenges. I figured, seeing as I have a platform for my music reviews, interviews and photography I thought it would be time to create a platform for my creative writing and poetry.....It takes courage to expose oneself through the intimacy of poetry, However, that is how we truly unite and grow in compassion and understanding of each other's true essence.
I am a deep thinker, I understand the power of words and their meanings. I also understand how empowering artistic expression can be. There is a raw truth buried within each original idea combined with a power to help change the world. Artistic expression is forever transforming through interpretation, that is what I mean when I say "When My Art Becomes Yours"
My philosophy is to understand more, in order to love more.......
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