I Know Leopard

I Know Leopard are an Australian band from Sydney. The band was formed in 2012 and features Luke O'Loughlin on vocals and keyboards, Rosie Fitzgerald on bass, Jennifer McCullagh on violin and keyboards and Todd Andrews on guitar. They released their first album in 2019.

History

The band was formed in 2012 between friends Luke, Matt, Jade and Todd, after they relocated from Adelaide to Sydney. Soon after they released their debut EP, Embers.

In 2014, the band signed to Ivy League Records, through which they released their second EP, Illumina. Shortly after this, the band saw the arrival of Jennifer and the departure of Jade. The EP saw success on triple j, and the band won the Sydney slot for the 2015 Laneway Festival Unearthed competition.[1]

In 2015, the lineup changed once again with the departure of Matt and the arrival of Rosie. Later in the year, the band released their third EP, Another Life. The songs "Close Your Eyes", "Perfect Picture" and "Another Life" all received significant airplay on triple j. The band released the singles "Rather Be Lonely" and "Let Go" in 2016 and 2017, respectively, with both singles also receiving strong airplay on triple j.[2]

In 2018, the band released the song "Landmine", which would later come in at #177 on the triple j Hottest 200.[3] The following year, the band released the singles "Heather" and "Seventy Lies", and in April 2019 they released their debut album Love is a Landmine. The album debuted and peaked at #39 on the ARIA Charts.[4] The album was also nominated for the Australian Music Prize.[5] The fourth single from the album, "Everything Goes With You", was released in August 2019 and was a nominee for the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition.[6]

Musical Style

When the band originated, their sound was a blend of indie rock and dream pop. Later in their career, the band began to shift their sound towards more synth-backed art pop and indie pop.

Touring

The band have embarked on several national tours over the years, including the Love is a Landmine album tour in mid 2019.[7]

Members

Current members[8]

  • Luke O'Loughlin - vocals, keyboards (2012)
  • Rosie Fitzgerald - bass, backing vocals (2015)
  • Jennifer McCullagh - violin, keyboards, backing vocals (2013)
  • Todd Andrews - guitar (2012)

Past members

  • Matt DeGris - drums (2012-2015)
  • Jade Eley - bass, backing vocals (2012-2013)

Touring members

  • Luke Davidson - drums

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[9]
Love is a Landmine
  • Release date: 5 April 2019[10]
  • Label: Ivy League Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, digital download
39

EPs

Title Album details
Embers
  • Release date: 2012[11]
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: Digital download
Illumina
  • Release date: 16 May 2014[12]
  • Label: Ivy League Records
  • Formats: Digital download
Another Life
  • Release date: 14 September 2015[13]
  • Label: Ivy League Records
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Album
2012 "Embers" Embers
"Useless"
2014 "Hold This Tight" Illumina
2015 "Perfect Picture" Another Life
"Close My Eyes"
2016 "Rather Be Lonely" Non-album singles
2017 "Let Go"
2018 "Landmine" Love is a Landmine
2019 "Heather"
"Seventy Lies"
"Everything Goes With You"

References

  1. ^ "Laneway Festival announces Unearthed acts". Kill Your Stereo. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  2. ^ "triplejradio's Library". last.fm. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. ^ "101-200: Hottest 100 2018". triple j. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ "I Know Leopard - Love is a Landmine". australian-charts. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  5. ^ "I Know Leopard on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  6. ^ "I Know Leopard on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  7. ^ "I Know Leopard Announce Debut Album & Nationwide Tour". Music Feeds. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  8. ^ "I Know Leopard - About". Facebook. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  9. ^ "australian-charts.com – Discography I Know Leopard". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Love is a Landmine on Apple Music". Apple. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Embers (Digital Sampler EP) by I Know Leopard". Soundcloud. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Illumina on Apple Music". Apple. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Another Life on Apple Music". Apple. Retrieved 8 October 2019.

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