Cincinnati's Leggy rocks the WCPO Digital Lounge for latest Lounge Acts podcast
Gil Kaufman, WCPO Contributor
4:57 PM, Oct 13, 2016
Hear Leggy rip through a set of songs and talk to host Gil Kaufman about their album and their upcoming tour in the podcast player above.
CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati rockers Leggy have an origin story that's become the stuff of local legend. The short version is that singer Veronique Allaer survived a potentially deadly three-story fall from a rooftop in 2012 and wrote songs while recuperating from a broken hip.
But the story actually begins long before then, when Allaer and bassist Kerstin Bladh started playing together as classmates at Ursuline Academy (where they were also co-presidents of the Young Democrats Club). After hooking up with drummer Christopher Campbell, they formed the DIY trio that has become a staple on the local scene.
They quickly honed in on a punky, garage-rock sound inspired by post-2000 bands such as the Vines, Strokes, Interpol and Death Cab For Cutie and collected their angsty anthems on a string of EPs, culminating with May's release of their self-titled debut full-length, a compilation of their three previous releases.
Labelmates with another Cincinnati rock staple, Wussy, on the U.K. record label Damnably, Leggy shares another connection to one of the city's most well-known bands: their 2015 EP, Nice Try, was produced by the duo of John Hoffman and Jerry Queen (Vacation), who also co-produced Wussy's latest, Forever Sounds.
The trio is about to embark on it first-ever West Coast tour and is prepping the release of a 7" on Lawrence, Kansas-based Replay Records, which will include live versions of two songs from their debut.
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