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The Great Leslie – I Like It Here

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Much has been said about The Great Leslie. “One is tall, another is small. One is thin, the other is…still quite thin”. Amongst all these eyewatering revelations, nothing truer can be said than, “they are masters of melody and commanders of crowds.” And it’s fair to say that these tall, small, thin and quite thin masters and commanders are launching their way to rock stardom with nothing getting in their way.

Since their formation and debut single in August 2020, the band has been on an upward trajectory with their first single ‘Money’ being selected as BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week and subsequent songs in 2021 garnering further support and accolades from the late Janice Long on The Great Leslie recording their Live album at Abbey RoadBBC Wales, and John Kennedy on Radio X. On top of that, their music video for ‘Out Of My Hands’ was featured on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. By the end of 2021, their list of supporters had grown to include: Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Wales, Islington Radio and XS Manchester, to name but a few.

2022 saw huge success across all their singles, ‘Feel Alive’, ‘Liquid Spells’, and ‘All Good Things’. All 3 managed to land on the Apple Editorial playlist ‘New in Rock’, across multiple locations around the globe. Their last single of 2022 ‘All Good Things’ went further, gaining a spot on several Tidal playlists and performing so well that by the end of the year, Tidal placed it on its ‘UK Indie: Best of 2022′.

In 2023 the band released their debut EP, ‘The End and The Beginning’. Their song ‘Can’t Touch’, secured them their first major Spotify Editorial Playlists: ‘All New Rock’ and ‘Rock the World’. Additionally, the single attained repeated airplay on Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing. Their second single from the EP, ‘Get In’ also received further BBC support, and inclusion on Apple playlists peaked at Number 2 in the iTunes Alternative Charts and reached Number 1 on aBreak 58.

Now the band are beginning to release their third EP, ’Heavy Unsteady’, starting with the first single ‘I Like It Here’.

‘I Like it Here’ is the first single of our third EP ‘Heavy Unsteady’, which depicts the degeneration of a night out and expresses what is like to be young in the 2020s. The song in question follows the narrative of stumbling across somewhere where everything seems perfect, and at that time and in that place there is nowhere else you’d rather be.’The Great Leslie has almost 1.5 million YouTube views and over 500k Spotify streams thus far and is yet to break a sweat! Continuously demonstrating that they belong at the top of the bill with the biggest names in the indie scene. – frontman Ollie Trevers

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